Springfield, Virginia, December 8, 2023
The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America canonized Matushka Olga of Alaska (†1979) at its session OCA Synod glorifies Matushka Olga of Alaska among the saintsMatushka Olga (†1979) has long been venerated in Alaska, throughout America, and abroad. She is remembered as a humble mother, midwife, and priest’s wife who was filled with love for everybody, and especially abused women.
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Now, in preparation for her upcoming liturgical glorification, the Canonization Commission has issued an appeal for stories of the miraculous intercession of St. Olga, reports the Orthodox Church in America.
“These personal stories play an important role in bearing witness to her continued care for the Orthodox faithful and all who look to her prayers,” the OCA report states.
Stories of St. Olga’s miraculous intercession can be sent to the Canonization Commission at email@example.com.
Optina collecting miracle stories of 1993 Pascha martyrsOptina Monastery announces that it is actively collecting testimonies of miracles worked by the prayers of some of its beloved inhabitants, including the three monks who were martyred on Pascha morning in 1993.
“>Optina Monastery is also actively collecting miracle stories about the 1993 Pascha Martyrs, Hieromonk Vasily (Roslyakov), Monk Trophim (Tatarinov), and Monk Therapont (Pushkarev), Archimandrite Benedict (Penkov), who served as abbot from 1990 until his repose in 2018, Igumen Theodore (Trutnev), who labored at the monastery from the time of its reopening in the late 80s until his repose in 2003, and Hierodeacon Iliodor (Gairiyants), a monk of Optina from 1989 until his repose in October 2020.
Pskov Diocese begins process of canonization of Elder John (Krestiankin)“This is the legacy that we are called to present to ours and future generations. To those whom God will grant, they will arrange and perform the glorification of Fr. John, who is among the saints. We pray for this, we entreat it from the Lord, and we leave our hopes and prayers with the all-good and all-perfect will of God,” said Met. Tikhon.
“>In the Pskov Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, stories and information about the revered Elder John (Krestiankin) are actively being collected for his eventual canonization, and the Russian diocese collecting information on revered ascetic for eventual canonizationThe Pereslavl Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church is collecting information about the revered ascetic Hieroschemamonk Joachim (Ulyanov) of the Holy Resurrection Monastery in Uglich.”>Pereslavl Diocese is collecting information about the revered ascetic Hieroschemamonk Joachim (Ulyanov) of the Holy Resurrection Monastery in Uglich for his subsequent canonization.
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