Here are some photos of our celebration of the eve of the Nativity, and of the feast itself (Dec. 25, 2015/Jan. 7, 2016). At the end of the festal meal this year, we opened a box containing a special gift: an original iconographic painting (without a halo) of Fr. Seraphim Rose. The icon — painted […]
December 12/25, 2015, we celebrated the third St. Herman feast of the year. A fresh layer of snow lay on the ground. Deacon Andrei Garine, from the Holy Virgin “Joy of All Who Sorrow” Cathedral in San Francisco (ROCOR), arrived on the eve of the feast with his wife Natalia to celebrate with us. On […]
On Saturday, November 15/28, 2015, we celebrated the Feast of St. Herman’s Repose, the second feast of St. Herman during the year, and the feast we celebrate as our monastery Slava. The same day is the Feast of the Repose of St. Paisius Velichkovsky, the nameday of our Hieromonk Paisius. Over a hundred people were […]
Photos taken in or around the monastery in November 2015.
Some photos taken in and around the monastery in October 2015.
Some photos taken at the monastery in September 2015.
On September 1st and 2nd, 2015, pilgrims came to commemorate the anniversary of the repose of our founder of blessed memory, Hieromonk Seraphim (Rose). This year, Bishop Saba, Hieromonk Ekvtime, and Priest Arseni of the Georgian Orthodox Church in Orthodox in North America; as well as Archimandrite Ilarion, Abbot of Draganac Monastery in Kosovo (Serbian […]
On Sunday, August 9th (July 27th old style), we celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Glorification of St. Herman of Alaska, one of three feasts dedicated to St. Herman each year. This year we were blessed to have Hieromonk Innocent, Superior of the nearby Monastery of St. John in Manton, together with five other brothers […]
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 […]
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 […]