March 31 – Innocent of Alaska; Acacius Agothangelos

Innocent of Alaska (1797–1879), né Ivan Popov, was resurnamed Veniaminov in seminary. He married and was priestified (as Ioann), and when a priest was requested for Alaska, he packed his mother, wife, son, and brother, and was off. They arrived in Unalaska in just over 13 months, by which time he had already learned over… Continue reading March 31 – Innocent of Alaska; Acacius Agothangelos