North American Saints

From its humble beginnings in 1794, when a small group of missionaries landed on Kodiak Island, Alaska, Orthodoxy in America has expanded to comprise a church of over two million faithful. 

Contemporary American Orthodoxy is the result of the Russian missionaries to Alaska, but also of the migration of peoples from Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Building on an earlier pioneering historical work, Orthodox America (compiled for the 1976 American Bicentennial), Orthodox Christians in North America (1794 – 1994) seeks to provide the reader, both Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike, with a popular narrative account of two hundred years of Orthodox Christianity on this continent.

Read the entire book (link above) on the website of the Orthodox Church of America.

For information on each of the North American saints, please head over to this list of 20 glorified American saints and 14 who are under consideration for glorification.