A real saint on American soil?

Holy Resurrection Cathedral, Kodiak, where St Herman’s relics are kept.

Father John Parker Special to the Moultrie News 5/9/13 Many Americans think of “saints” in only a generic or proverbial sense. Someone who endures endless ridicules from another “is such a saint.” Or likewise a wife who cares for her long-ill husband, nursing him at his bedside for years “is a saint.” And while it is certainly saintly ...

Pilgrims celebrate St. Herman on Spruce Island

NICOLE KLAUSS Kodiak Daily Mirror 10/8/2012 SPRUCE ISLAND, Alaska -- Pilgrims from across the world traveled here Wednesday to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the canonization of St. Herman of Alaska. The annual pilgrimage drew around 100 people who arrived by boat to visit the holy site where Orthodox Christianity celebrates its roots in America. Bells rang as the Orthodox ...

Schedule for annual Saint Herman Pilgrimage Announced

OCA 29/7/2011 Hundreds of faithful will gather here August 7 - 9, 2011, for the annual pilgrimage honoring Saint Herman of Alaska, one of the first Christian missionaries to serve the people of Alaska. According to Priest Innocent Dresdow of Kodiak’s Holy Resurrection Cathedral, the pilgrimage will open on Sunday, August 7, with a welcoming “Saint Yakov Tea” ...

Pilgrims from North America, Russia celebrate 40th Anniversary of Saint Herman’s glorification on Spruce Island

KODIAK, AK [OCA] -- On Monday, August 9, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, presided at the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in Saints Sergius and Herman of Valaam Chapel on Spruce Island, which marks the original burial site of Saint Herman of Alaska. It was at this very site that Saint Herman was glorified exactly 40 years ...

40TH Anniversary of St. Herman’s Canonization

40TH Anniversary of St. Herman's canonization to be celebrated during annual Spruce Island Pilgrimage August 9 07/31/2010 KODIAK ISLAND, AK [OCA] -- Hundreds of Orthodox Christian pilgrims are expected to flock to Spruce Island, AK on Monday, August 9, 2010, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the canonization of Saint Herman of Alaska, one of the ...