Christian Saints Podcast

Saint Innocent of Alaska

March 25, 2023 Darren C. Ong Season 3 Episode 27
Christian Saints Podcast
Saint Innocent of Alaska
Show Notes

Saint Innocent of Alaska (also known as Saint Innocent of Irkutsk, or Saint Innocent Metropolitan of Moscow) was a 19th century missionary priest and an archbishop of the Russian Orthodox Church. He is especially known for bringing the gospel to the native peoples of the Aleutian Islands and Alaska, which was then under Russian control. 

Jim John Marks guests hosts this podcast, drawing mostly from a biography of the saint by Father Symeon Kees, an American priest of the Antiochian Orthodox Church, titled "A Brief Biography of St. Innocent of Alaska". The sources used in that article are:

Afonsky, Bishop Gregory. A History of the Orthodox Church in Alaska (1794-1917).
Kodiak, AK: St. Herman’s Theological Seminary, 1977.
Cowie, Sarah Elizabeth. Saint Innocent of Alaska: Apostle and Missionary. Ben
Lomond, CA: Conciliar Press, 2005.
Garret, Paul D. St. Innocent: Apostle to America. Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir’s
Seminary Press, 1979.
Gray, George A. & Jan V. Bear. Portraits of American Saints. Los Angeles: Diocesan
Council and Department of Missions, Diocese of the West, OCA, 1994.
Ushimaru, Procius Yasuo. Bishop Innocent: Founder of American Orthodoxy. Bridgeport,
CT: Metropolitan Council Publications Committee, 1964.

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