Celebration of the Glorification of St. Herman - 08/07/14

The 44th annual St. Herman pilgrimage took place this year between August 7-10.   His Grace, Bishop David of Sitka and Alaska was joined by  His Grace, Bishop Job of Kashira, Vicar of the Moscow Diocese, Administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate in Canada.  The Hierarchs joined local Orthodox as well as pilgrims and clergy from throughout the U.S. and Canada for the annual event celebrating the glorification of St. Herman of Alaska.  Highlights of the pilgrimage included services, warm fellowship, singing and meals at Monk’s Rock Coffee House, and festal banquet at the Afognak Native Corporation.  Pilgrims were also given a fascinating account of the glorification services of 1970 with visiting Archpriest Nicholas Molodyko-Harris.  Due to foggy and windy weather, pilgrims were able to gather at Monk’s Lagoon on Spruce Island the evening of August 9.  We hope that many more pilgrims will be inspired to attend this annual celebration!

Divine Liturgy Service
Mat. Marylin Kreta leads the singing
Margo and Niko Kelley Present His Grace, Bishop David with a shirt from the OCMC-led St. Peter the Aleut church camp
St. Herman's Sisterhood prepared the pilgrimage banquet
Fr. Timothy Hojnicki
Fr. Andrew Harrison
Margo Kelley, OCMC
Fr. Joscelyn Vaillancourt of Quebec
Fr. Victor Nick, Diocesan Chancellor
Fr. Michael
Reader George
Daria Safronova-Simeonoff shows pilgrims the Archives
Letters from St. Herman