|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
Orthodoxy 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 America
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