Brian Matthew Whirledge paints traditional Orthodox Byzantine icons and wall paintings for churches and homes. This blog showcases his work and artistic process in creating Orthodox icons. View his work and contact him at brianwhirledge.com
Saint Peter the Aleut was one of the many native Alaskans who converted to the Christian faith by the Russian Orthodox mission. On a fishing expedition, he was captured by the Spanish and taken to San Francisco where he was tortured and martyred for not converting to Roman Catholicism. His memory is celebrated on September 24.