On August 18-19, 2017, His Grace Bishop Maxim visited the St. Herman Monastery in Platina, California and the nearby St. Xenia Skete in Wildwood to celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord. His Grace had made an episcopal visit to the monastery and skete less than a month earlier, on July 26-27, and […]
Greetings in the Lord!
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Christ is Risen! Greetings with Bright Week, the Afterfeast of the Resurrection of Christ! Christ, being the incarnate God, is in the Apostle Peter’s words the “Author of Life” (Acts 3:15). Death, in His case, could mean naught but resurrection. “He loosed the pains of death,” preached St. Peter, “for it was not possible that […]
Christ is Born! Greetings with the Afterfeast of our Lord’s Nativity! We’re sharing photos of our Christmas Eve and Christmas celebrations this year. We received snowfalls both before and after the feast this year, covering the forest as if to match the white church covers and vestments of the feast. May the joy of our […]
From November 7 to 23, 2016, Abbot Damascene and Monk Ignaty of the St. Herman Monastery made a pilgrimage to Greece, including the Holy Mountain of Athos. They first visited holy places in and around Thessaloniki, including the churches of St. Demetrios and St. Gregory Palamas, and the Monastery of St. John the Theologian in […]
Here we’re posting some of the icons painted in our Monastery Icon Studio since March of 2015. They include two icons, of Christ and the His Most Holy Mother, which are now above the monastery gates; and two Resurrectional icons, which are in kiots at our outdoor shrine dedicated to Christ’s Resurrection (the shrine will […]
For the Feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, our St. Herman Monastery and nearby St. Xenia Skete were blessed by the visitation of the Myrrh-Streaming, Miracle-working Iveron Icon of the Most Pure Virgin of Hawaii. The icon arrived in the evening of September 7/20, the eve of the Feast, brought by the […]