We have been praying for rain here in California, which is now in its fourth year of record-breaking drought. In the evening of June 25/July 8, as we were celebrating the eve of the Feast of the Tikhvin Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God, storm clouds that had been gathering began to send […]
Greetings in the Lord!
The brotherhood of St. Herman welcomes you to our new website. As we build our site up, we hope to provide a means to keep you up-to-date on events and the work of the St. Herman Monastery.
Here you will find information about the monastery, our schedule of services, a guide for pilgrims, as well as news, publication announcements, photos of recent events and the pictures of the monastery.
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We have recently finished placing kiots at Fr. Seraphim’s grave, and at the garden area below the grave, which he have named “St. Herman’s Field,” after St. Herman’s Field (Germanovo Polye) at Valaam Monastery in Russia, where St. Herman lived before coming to America. Kiots are frames (usually wooden) in which icons are placed for […]
A new icon of St. Philaret the Merciful (or, the Almsgiver) from our monastery icon studio. St. Philaret lived in the eighth century, and is commemorated on December 1/14. We published his life in one of the early issues of The Orthodox Word (nos. 16-17, 1967), in which it was said of him: “He fed […]
Photos of the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pentecost, the processions to and from trapeza, and Pentecost Vespers, with the Kneeling Prayers calling down the Holy Spirit. Among the pilgrims were Archimandrite Ignate of the Monastery of St. David the Builder, and Archimandrite Ekvtime of Karsani Monastery, both from the Republic of Georgia.
These new icons of the Meeting of the Lord and of St. Herman of Alaska were painted in our icon studio. They will soon be placed in kiots on our monastery grounds.