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Innocent of Alaska


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Innocent of Alaska: Saint Innocent of Alaska, also known as Saint Innocent Metropolitan of Moscow was a Russian Orthodox missionary priest, then the first Orthodox bishop and archbishop in the Americas, and finally the Metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia. Remembered for his missionary work, scholarship, and leadership in Alaska and the Russian Far East during the 19th century, he is known for his abilities as a scholar, linguist, and administrator, as well as his great zeal for his work.

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, 2 Volume Set (2010)

by John Anthony McGuckin

Innocent of Alaska ( 1797-1878) is also another example of a great missionary who contextualized Orthodoxy ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Folklife (2015)

by Simon J Bronner

Innocent of Alaska; St. Tikhon of Moscow, a bishop sent to the Americas who was martyred following the Russian Revolution; and St. Raphael of Brooklyn, the first Orthodox bishop ordained in North America. Hagiography is central to Orthodox faith, as the lives of the saints strengthen ...

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