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Hieromonk Juvenaly and Peter the Aleut

An icon of Hieromonk Juvenaly

The Icon

This icon was done by iconographer, Cheryl Pituch and is part of St. Lukes new set of Icons of the Saints of America.

An icon of Peter the Aleut.

The Icon

This icon was done by iconographer, Cheryl Pituck and is part of St. Lukes new set of Icons of the Saints of America.

An icon of Hieromonk Juvenaly and Peter the Aleut.

The Icon

Feast Day - September 24th

Shown are the first two martyrs of the American Orthodox Church. St. Juvenaly is dressed in his monastic habit. Since he was a Heiromonk (Priest Monk) he has around his neck and draping down in front his priestly stole. In his right hand he is holding a three bare cross of the Russian Orthodox Church symbolizing his martyrdom and his native country. St. Peter is dressed in his baptismal garments as a newly baptized Orthodox Christian. He is also holding a three bare cross which was the cross adopted by the Alaskan Orthodox Mission. In the back round you see the snow covered mountains, the Arctic ocean and the Alaskan tundra. At the top center is the glorified figure of Jesus Christ bestowing a blessing on the two martyrs.

Troparion in tone 4

Today Alaska rejoices and America celebrates,
For the new world has been sanctified by martyrdom.
Kodiak echoes with songs of thanksgiving,
Iliamna and Kenai observe the festival of faith.
The Apostle and martyr Juvenaly is glorified,
And Peter the Aleut is exaulted by his voluntary sacrifice,
In their devotion and love for the Lord
They willingly endured persecution and death for the Truth,
Now in the Kingdom of Heaven they intercede for our souls.

Kontakion in tone 4

Today Valaamo joins Alaska in celebrating this joyous feast,
As her spiritual son Juvenaly embraces the New Martyr Peter with love.
Together they suffered for the Lord in America,
And united the Old World with the New by their voluntary sacrifice.
Now forever they stand before the King of Glory and intercede for our souls.

To view the Life of Hieromonk Juvenaly and Peter the Aleut, please click here