OISM Pilgrimage to St. Herman of Alaska - 10/16/06

Saint Herman Seminary in Kodiak, Alaska hosted a gathering of seminarians from the Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement who came to Kodiak on a pilgrimage to venerate the holy relics of St. Herman of Alaska and visit the holy places on Spruce Island.

For most, it was their first pilgrimage to Alaska. It was a time of refreshement and spiritual nourishment, a time to gather with the entire St. Herman Seminary community and get to know one another.

Visiting seminarians represented: St. Tikon Seminary, St. Vladimir Seminary, Holy Cross Seminary & Holy Trinity Seminary.
OISM pilgrims gather with the St. Herman Seminary community
Community meal which served traditional Alaskan delicacies
Traditional Y'pik dancing
On a fishing boat leaving Kodiak for Spruce Island
Nativity of our Lord Church was built in the 1890's in the village of Ouzinkie on Spruce Island
Nativity of our Lord Russian Orthodox Church in the village of Ouzinkie
Enjoying a picnic at Monk's Lagoon
Praying the Akathist to St. Herman over his grave at Ss. Sergius & Herman of Valaam Church, Spruce Island