Glorification of St. Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of All America

August 9th commemorates the Glorification of the Venerable Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of All America.

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‘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!

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5 Responses to “Glorification of St. Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of All America”

  1. Mimi Says:

    Happy Patron Saint Day to you! Many Years!

    Holy St. Herman, Pray to God for us.

  2. christina Says:

    Happy Name Day!!! Chronia Polla!!! May God grant you many years!

  3. Sophocles Says:

    Papa Herman,

    Many years to you, dear brother!

    In Christ and in fellowship,

  4. Gene Andreev Says:

    We must return to the moist, soft, warm, Slavonic, obshchina, peasant deity of Mokosh and abandon the urban, reptile, mechantile religion of the Greeks and Jews, who want to turn us all into wolves while we are sleeping so they can suck our blood. We Slavs are just one big extended family with no bounds of ownership, we are embraced by our great thunder father Tsar and our long armed earth mother Mokosh. The Tsar is the most wise thundering high priest of Mokosh. The land is our fertile mother Mokosh who nourishes us, that which we put into the ground she returns to us. Plowing is like taking a knife to tear my mother’s bosom, then when I die she will not take me to her bosom to rest. Land is loaned, not owned, it is our mother heifer, the great round egg of fertility, which holds the blood of our ancestors in its yolk. No, we must warm the earth with fire and water it so that our ancestors may be with us when our doors and windows are open as the
    roots of our tree, whose crown is Perun of Thunder, father of all Tsars. We must sew the scalps of the urban reptile people into a big tent where our ancestors may visit us to be warmed by our fire. Cattle are sacred for we must be as cattle and live in herds and abhor the abomination of individualism. It is the wondrous glory of our women to be white heifers. We must get all humans to be as cattle in one grand obshchina for their salvation. Fear of censure binds all into collective behavior for their can be no individualism or privacy. The Greeks and Jews tried to destroy our great communal bonds, with greed, inequality and competition, but we softly fit into the landscape with equality and brotherhood. Mokosh reveals the weather to those who put an ear to the ground and even greater secrets to those who sleep on the ground. Mokosh always works in circles, wind whirls, seasons cycle, history cycles, the sun is a round blini. Birds make their nest
    in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours. Moskosh is the big round toilet bowl which whirls us all back home. Any attempt to break the cycle of history by modernization can only result in times of troubles. Turn East and say: “Moist Mother Earth, subdue every evil and unclean being so that he may not cast a spell on us nor do us any harm.” Turn West and say: “Moist Mother Earth, engulf the unclean power Veles in your boiling pits, in your burning fires.” Turn South and say: “Moist Mother Earth, calm the winds coming from the south and all bad weather. Calm the moving sands and whirlwinds.” Turn North and say: “Moist Mother Earth, calm the north winds and the clouds, subdue the snowstorms and the cold.”

  5. Paula Says:

    That picture is beautiful! I had a dream once where I was walking on a path that led to a tree that was actually a house….and it looked a lot like that picture!

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