OCA makes appeal for St. Olga of Alaska miracle stories

Springfield, Virginia, December 8, 2023

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The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America canonized Matushka Olga of Alaska (†1979) at its session in early November.

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 canonization@oca.org.


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.

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 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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