A monk from Valaam, St. Herman was a member of the first group of Orthodox missionaries sent to North America from Russia in the 19th century. He lived as a hermit on Spruce Island near Kodiak, Alaska, where he labored to spread the love of Christ through his life of humility and prayer. He joined together a life of strict monasticism with loving care for the native Aleuts and their orphaned children, as well as with meek conversation on matters of faith with the local merchants and colonial officials. He constantly inspired and encouraged those around him to love God above all else. Although he was never ordained to the priesthood, he conversed with the angels in his desert hermitage, and their heavenly voices joining his in hymnody could sometimes be heard by visitors outside his cell. He has worked countless miracles since his blessed repose, and he is considered the patron saint of North America.
The risen Lord Jesus is depicted between two angels in adoration, surrounded by beautiful, enameled ornamentation. Four side panels depict the events that surrounded the Resurrection. On the bottom of the...
The risen Lord Jesus is depicted between the two angels who announced the glad tidings of His Resurrection to His disciples. One holds the stone that sealed the door to...
This triptych features a central panel of the Mother of God "Queen of All," (also referred to as the "Healer of Cancer" due to the many healings worked through this...
A variation of the Pantocrator ("Lord over All") image of Christ the Savior. 7.25" x 9"
Holy Week & Pascha Closure
In observance of Holy Week, Pascha, and Bright Week, the monastery offices and store will be closed between Thursday, April 25 and Monday, May 6. We will begin replying to all messages and filling all orders as soon as possible beginning Tuesday, May 7.