"On the feast of the Prophet Elijah..." (i.e., today)
- The Russian explorers Bering and Chirikov sighted the coast of Alaska on 15
July 1741, and five days later, on the feast of the Prophet Elijah, the
first Orthodox Liturgy in America was celebrated in Sitka Bay on board the
ship St Peter.
- Ware, The Orthodox Church (Penguin Group, 1993), p.
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