August 9th commemorates the Glorification of the Venerable Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of All America.
‘St. Herman’s Trail’ by Fr. Luke Dingman
Troparion – Tone 7
Joyful North Star of the Church of Christ,
Guiding all people to the Heavenly Heavenly Kingdom;
Teacher and apostle of the True Faith;
Intercessor and defender of the oppressed;
Adornment of the Orthodox adornment of the Orthodox Church in America:
Blessed Father Herman of Alaska,
Pray to our Lord Jesus Christ
For the salvation of our souls!
Troparion – Tone 4
O blessed Father Herman of Alaska,
North star of Christ’s holy Church,
The light of your holy life and great deeds
Guides those who follow the Orthodox way.
Together we lift high the Holy Cross
You planted firmly in America.
Let all behold and glorify Jesus Christ,
Singing his holy Resurrection.
Kontakion – Tone 3
The eternal light of Christ our Savior
guided you, blessed Father Herman,
on your evangelical your evangelical journey to America
to proclaim the Gospel of peace.
Now you stand before the throne of glory;
intercede for your land and its people:
Peace for the world and salvation for our souls!
Read about the life of St. Herman of Alaska here
Photos from the Glorification of St. Herman here.
Another resource for reading about the life of St. Herman of Alaska here.
God is glorified in His Saints!