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  • Day15

    Kodiak

    August 22, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Found this little interesting painting in the Museum - the four saints of Alaska. St Herman, St Innocent, St Peter the Aleut, St Juvenal.
    St Herman was a monk who came to Kodiak in 1794. He lived on Spruce Island where he had an orphanage and school. His home on MOnk's Lagoon is a place of pilgrimage today.
    St Innocent was the first bishop in Alaska. He translated spiritual texts into the Aleut Language. His encouragement spread literacy among the first peoples.
    St Peter, the Aleut, was a Kodiak sea otter hunter who refused to convert from Orthodoxy to Catholicism in Spanish California. He was killed as a result.
    St Juvenal came to Kodiak with St Herman in 1794. He travelled north among the Church first peoples baptising them. According to oral history he was killed in Yupik territory.
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