St. Innocent of Alaska +March 31

St. Innocent Icon

Equal to the Apostles of North America

(1797-1879)

...Nothing in this world but God can fill our heart or fully satisfy our desires. A fire cannot be put out with brushwood and oil, because only water will put it out. In exactly the same way, the desires of the human heart cannot be satisfied with the goods of this world, because only the grace of God can quench the thirst of our desires. + St. Innocent of Alaska

Troparian of the Feast, Tone Two

You evangelized the Northern people of America and Asia, proclaiming the Gospel of Christ to the natives in their own tongues. O Holy Hierarch Father Innocent, Enlightener of Alaska and all America, whose ways were ordered by the Lord; pray to Him for the salvation of our souls in His Heavenly Kingdom.

Source: The Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, http://http://www.antiochian.org/stinnocent.

Read his biography here.