The holy New Martyr Peter suffered martyrdom in San Francisco at the time that
California belonged to Spain. An Aleut from Alaska, he and his companions
were captured in California by the Spaniards. When he refused to abandon
Orthodoxy to accept Latinism, which they wished to force upon him,
the Spaniards submitted him to a martyrdom like that suffered by Saint
James the Persian, cutting him apart joint by joint. He died from loss
of blood in steadfast confession of the Faith in 1815.
Apolytikion in the First Tone:
O Peter, upon the rock of thy faith hath Christ built His Church, and
in the streams of thy blood hath He hallowed our land. In thee thy
people hath been sanctified, O Aleut; from the farthest islands of
the west hath He raised thee, a light unto all. Glory to Him that
hath glorified thee. Glory to Him that worketh healings for all through
Kontakion in the Fourth Tone:
As a skilful fisherman, the Martyr Peter was not harmed when he was
caught by adversaries of the Faith; but in a sea of martyric blood,
he gained the Kingdom and drowned bitter heresy.
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