Christ Is Born! On the night of Dec. 24-25, 2017 (Jan. 6-7, 2018, new style), we celebrated the Vigil of the Nativity of Christ, with the Divine Liturgy. Afterwards we had a festal meal in our trapeza with the opening of Christmas gifts. Here we share some photos of the celebration.
Greetings in the Lord!
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Greetings with the Feast of the Nativity according to the Flesh of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ! On this joyous and grace-filled day, when we celebrate the Incarnation of God, we would like to share some inspiring words from our local Serbian Saint, the newly canonized St. Sebastian Dabovich of San Francisco and […]
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 […]
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 […]