Hieromonk Juvenaly and Peter the Aleut
This icon was done by iconographer, Cheryl Pituch and is part of St. Lukes new set of Icons of the Saints of America.
This icon was done by iconographer, Cheryl Pituck and is part of St. Lukes new set of Icons of the Saints of America.
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,
Kontakion in tone 4
Today Valaamo joins Alaska in celebrating this joyous feast,
To view the Life of Hieromonk Juvenaly and Peter the Aleut, please click here