|Pillars of Orthodox Christianity
in North America
|Rejoice, O continent of North America, illumined by the holy Gospel!
Rejoice, every province, state, city and town, which raised up citizens of the heavenly Kingdom!
Rejoice, our venerable Father Herman, first saint of our land!
Rejoice O Martyrs Juvenaly and Peter for your blood has watered the seed of faith planted in Alaska!
Rejoice, O holy Hierarchs: Innocent, Tikhon, Nicholas and Raphael!
Rejoice, O holy Fathers Alexis, John, and all righteous priests!
Rejoice, All Saints of North America, for your light has shone forth to the ends of the earth!
We beseech you to pray to Christ our God that our souls may be saved!
|St. Alexis Toth: Defender of the
Orthodox Christianity in America
|Rejoice, O mountains of Pennsylvania; leap for joy,
O waters of the Great Lakes; rise up,
O fertile plains of Canada; for the elect of Christ who
dwelt in you are glorified, men and women who left
their homes for a new land!
With faith, hope and patience as their armor,
they courageously fought the good fight.
Comforted by the beauty of the Orthodox Faith,
they labored in mines and mills, they tilled the land,
they braved the challenges of the great cities,
enduring many hardships and sufferings.
Never failing to worship God in spirit and truth
and unyielding in devotion to His most pure Mother,
they erected many temples to His glory.
Come, O assembly of the Orthodox, and with love let
us praise the holy women, men and children,
those known to us and those known only to God,
and let us cry out to them: "Rejoice, All Saints of
North America and pray to God for us!"
-Stichera for All Saints of North America
Enlightener of North America
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