In January, 2016, newly painted icons were installed on the royal doors of the St. Herman Monastery church. The wooden doors themselves had originally been used as temporary royal doors in the Joy of All Who Sorrow Cathedral on Geary Blvd. in San Francisco, where St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco had prayed before […]
On Thursday, March 3, 2015, His Grace Bishop Maxim visited the St. Herman of Alaska Monastery and St. Xenia Skete in nearby Wildwood, together with an honored guest, Protopresbyter Vasileios Thermos of Athens, Greece. This is Fr. Vasileios’ second pilgrimage to the St. Herman Monastery, his first being two years ago, with his presbytera. Fr. […]
Bog se Javi! Vaistinu se Javi! God is Revealed! In Truth He is Revealed! Greetings with the afterfeast of Theophany, when we celebrate the Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the manifestation of the Holy Trinity! This year on the feast-day of Jan. 6/19, we served the Great Blessing of Water amid mist and […]
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 […]