To those doubting about St. Peter the Aleut
Since I posted the beautiful icon of the humble St. Peter the Aleut, so many of you have sent me messages that support that St. Peter the Aleut is not a Saint, but a non-existant person. After much prayer to St. Peter and to our Lord, I have to say that I wholeheartedly believe that St. Peter is a Saint of God, and I believe his miracles and his intercessions to God.
If you still doubt, read this miracle of St. Peter the Aleut in Greece
Also, I have to say the following:
1) If you are not an Orthodox Christian, but you are a member of another Christian confession, please don’t try to slander the Saints of the Orthodox Church. I am trying to do my best not to judge Christians that have died outside the communion of the Orthodox Church, even though I may not consider them as Saints, no matter if another Church has glorified them. I am keeping my doubts and scepticism for the non-Orthodox saints only for myself, stating that I don’t know if they are Saints. I only recognize as Saints the Orthodox, however I can’t say that holiness can’t be found outside the Church.
2) The major “problem” that caused all these reactions from Catholics, was the fact that he martyred from Jesuits. As I said before, to me, it doesn’t matter who was the persecutor (it’s of small importance if it was a Jesuit, an Emperror, a thief or an anti-Christian person), but the martyrdom and the confession of the Saint. And by slandering his memory you really not helping.
3) How can you say he’s not a Saint, if you actually haven’t pray to him and haven’t felt his intercessions??????
With all the respect, stop slander the name of this humble martyr of God. Remember those Latins who slandered the memory of St. Gregory Palamas, by saying he’s not a Saint but a schismatic and made fun of him, and finally God punished them. If you don’t consider the Orthodox Saints as Saints, it’s your personal opinion and it is respectable, but at least respect their memory.
God bless you.