Glorification of the Venerable Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of All America

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Glorification of the Venerable Herman of Alaska,

Wonderworker of All America

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Venerable Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of All America. A spiritual mission was organized in 1793, made up of monks of the Valaam Monastery. They were sent to preach the Word of God to the native inhabitants of northwestern America, who only ten years before had come under the sovereignty of Russia. St Herman was among the members of this Mission.

St Herman came from a family of merchants of Serpukhov, a city of the Moscow Diocese. His name before he was tonsured, and his family name are not known. (The monastic name is given when a monk takes his vows). He had a great zeal for piety from youth, and at sixteen he entered monastic life. (This was in 1772, if we assume that Herman was born in 1756, although sometimes 1760 is given as the date of his birth.) First he entered the Trinity-Sergius Hermitage which was located near the Gulf of Finland on the Peterhof Road, about 15 versts (about 10 miles) from St Petersburg.

MIRACULOUS HEALING OF HERMAN

At the St Sergius Hermitage there occurred the following incident to Father Herman. On the right side of his throat under his chin there appeared an abscess. The swelling grew rapidly, disfiguring his face. It became difficult for him to swallow, and the odor was unbearable. In this critical condition Father Herman awaited death. He did not appeal to a physician of this world, but locking his cell he fell before an icon of the Queen of Heaven. With fervent tears he prayed, asking of Her that he might be healed. He prayed the whole night. Then he took a wet towel and with it wiped the face of the Most Holy Mother, and with this towel he covered the swelling. He continued to pray with tears until he fell asleep from sheer exhaustion on the floor. In a dream he saw the Virgin Mary healing him.

When Herman awoke in the morning, he found to his great surprise that he was fully healed. The swelling had disappeared, even though the abscess had not broken through, leaving behind but a small mark as though a reminder of the miracle. Physicians to whom this healing was described did not believe it, arguing that it was necessary for the abscess to have either broken through of its own accord or to have been cut open. But the words of the physicians were the words of human experience, for where the grace of God operates there the order of nature is overcome. Such occurrences humble human reason under the strong hand of God’s Mercy.

HERMAN’S LIFE AT VALAAM

For five or six years Father Herman continued to live in the St Sergius Hermitage, and then he transferred to the Valaam Monastery, which was widely scattered on the large islands in the waters of the great Lake Ladoga. He came to love the Valaam haven with all his soul, as he came to love its unforgettable Superior, the pious Elder Nazarius, and all the brethren. He Continue reading “Glorification of the Venerable Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of All America”

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Video: WWII Evacuation Memorial – St. Paul Island, Alaska, USA

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WWII Evacuation Memorial – St. Paul Island, Alaska, USA

“God can create great beauty from complete desolation” – Saint Olga of Alaska, USA (+1979)

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“God can create great beauty from complete desolation”

Saint Olga of Alaska, USA (+1979)

 

New State Museum Named for Orthodox Priest Opens in Juneau, Alaska, USA – James Brooks

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New State Museum Named for Orthodox Priest Opens in Juneau, Alaska, USA

by James Brooks

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The writer evidently ‘forgot’ to mention that Andrew Kashevaroff was an Alaskan Orthodox priest, or that the current bishop of Alaska, Bishop David of Sitka and All Alaska, gave the invocation. May Fr. Andrew’s memory be eternal!

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After 12 years and about $140 million in development, Alaska has a new state museum.

The Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives and Museum, affectionately known as the SLAM, officially opened after an hourlong ceremony featuring speeches from state dignitaries and song and dance from the Harborview Elementary School Tlingit Culture and Language Literacy Program. Hundreds of people filled the plaza outside the new building, standing under a cloud-dappled sky that occasionally dropped rain showers. The clouds parted just as Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, rose to speak.

“This is a moment that will be marked in Alaska’s history by what is happening today,” Gov. Bill Walker told the crowd. “This building is absolutely phenomenal by what it represents.”

What it represents is a long-term commitment. Bob Banghart, deputy director of the state division of Libraries, Archives and Museums, has repeatedly said the new building — which combines the services of the capital’s museum, archives and library into one Continue reading “New State Museum Named for Orthodox Priest Opens in Juneau, Alaska, USA – James Brooks”

Tlingit Orthodox Language Texts ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Tlingit Native American

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Tlingit Native Americans in Southeast Alaska & Canada

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Tlingit Orthodox Language Texts

First Version of the Lord’s Prayer in the Tlingit Language
translator unknown – manuscript 1812, published 1816 (0.2 MB)

An Exercise in Translation into the Tlingit Language
Selection from “Observations about the Tlingit & Kodiak languages”
by Dimitry Larionov – published 1846 by St. Innocent (Veniaminov) (0.4 MB)

• Holy Gospel According to St. Matthew
by Rdr. Ivan Nadezhdin – manuscript 1854-1859

An Early Published Version of the Lord’s Prayer
Selection from “The Frigate Pallada: Descriptions of the Voygage of Ivan Goncharov”
by Rdr. Ivan Nadezhdin – published 1858 by Ivan Goncharov (0.5 MB)

Prayers in the Tlingit (Kolosh) Language
by Fr. Vladimir Donskoi – published 1895 (0.1 MB)

Membership Regulations & Oath
Orthodox Society of St. Michael the Archangel in Sitka
by St. Anatoly (Kamensky) – manuscript 1896 (0.2 MB)

Sbornik (Selections) of Church Hymns and Prayers
by Rdr. Ivan Nadezhdin – published 1896 (0.2 MB)

The Indication of the Pathway into the Kingdom of Heaven: Part 1
by St. Innocent (Veniaminov), translated by Sergei I. Kostromitinov – published 1901 (0.2 MB)

Short History of the Old & New Testaments (in Questions & Answers)
• Part 1: Old Testament History
• Part 2: New Testament History
by Fr. Vladimir Donskoi and Michael Sinkiel’ – published 1901 (0.9 MB)

Orthodox Burial Hymn, Tone 6
Translation of the hymn “As ye behold me lie before you all”
by Fr. Andrew P. Kashevarof – typewritten 1920 (0.1 MB)

Selections from the Twelve Pre-Communion Prayers
Prayers 1, 4, 8, 11 of the Pre-Communion Rule of Prayers
by Fr. Andrew P. Kashevarof – typewritten 1920 (0.4 MB)

Aleut (Unangan) Orthodox Language Texts ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Aleut Unangan Alaskan

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Aleut (Unangan) Orthodox Language Texts

Orthodox Christian Catechism
by St. Innocent (Veniaminov) & Ivan Pan’kov – manuscript 1826 (0.2 MB)

The Indication of the Pathway into the Kingdom of Heaven
by St. Innocent (Veniaminov) – published 1840, 1899 (0.6 MB)

Holy Gospel According to St. Matthew
by St. Innocent (Veniaminov) & St. Jacob (Netsvetov) – published 1840, 1896 (2.1 MB)

Pascha Gospel & Apostle Readings
by St. Innocent (Veniaminov) & St. Jacob (Netsvetov) – published 1840, 1896 (0.4 MB)

Beginnings of Christian Teaching
• Part 1: Introduction – Alphabet – Prayers
• Part 2: Sacred History
• Part 3: Christian Catechism – Conclusion
by St. Innocent (Veniaminov) & St. Jacob (Netsvetov) – published 1840, 1893 (1.7 MB)

Two Sermons from St. Nicholas Church in Atka
by St. Innocent (Veniaminov) & St. Jacob (Netsvetov) – manuscript 1842 (0.5 MB)

Short Religious Composition
Selection from “Grammatical Outline of the Fox Island (Eastern) Aleut language”
by Ivan Kurbatov – published 1846 by St. Innocent (Veniaminov) (0.1 MB)

Preface to the Holy Gospel According to St. Mark
Preface to the first Eastern-Aleut translation of the Holy Gospel According to St. Mark
Fr. Innocent Shayashnikov – manuscript 1860 (0.1 MB)

Short Instructions, Biblical Quotations, and Prayers for a Blessed Life
Original compositions and translations into the Atkan-Aleut dialect
by Fr. Laurence Salamatov – manuscript 1860 (0.2 MB)

• New Testament translations into the Atkan-Aleut dialect
Holy Gospel According to St. Mark (0.8 MB)
Holy Gospel According to St. Luke (1.4 MB)
Holy Gospel According to St. John (1.0 MB)
by Fr. Laurence Salamatov – manuscripts 1861

Abridged Catechism for the Instruction of (Atkan) Aleut Youth
by Fr. Laurence Salamatov – manuscript 1862 (0.3 MB)

The Life of Saint George, Great Martyr & Victory Bearer
by Anthony Ugoril’nikov – manuscript 1868 (0.2 MB)

An Appeal for Orthodox Christian Youth Schooling & Education
by Bishop John (Mitropolsky), translated by Fr. Innocent Shayashnikov – manuscript 1871 (0.1 MB)

Prayerbook & Abridged Catechism in Eastern-Aleut
by Fr. Innocent Shayashnikov – manuscript 1872 (0.3 MB)

Prayer Fragment found in Financial Report
Translation of the hymn “If thou didst not intercede in prayer for us”
translator unknown – manuscript 1872 (0.2 MB)

Prayer Before Holy Communion
Translation of the prayer “I believe, O Lord, and I confess”
by Fr. Paul Shayashnikov – manuscript 1886 (0.4 MB)

Antiphon 15, Tone 6. Holy Friday Matins
Translation of the hymn “Today He who hung the earth upon the waters”
translator unknown – manuscript 1890 (0.1 MB)

Aleut Primer
corrected & expanded from “Beginnings of Christian Teaching (1840)” – published 1893 (0.4 MB)

Prayers & Hymns of the Orthodox Church
Hymns of Vespers, Matins, Divine Liturgy and Pascha
by Rdr. Andrew Lodochnikov – published 1898 (0.6 MB)

Short Rule for a Pious Life
Translation of the Russian-language text “Short Rule for a Pious Life” into the Aleut language
by Fr. Innocent Shayashnikov – published 1902 (0.1 MB)

• New Testament translations into the Eastern-Aleut dialect
Holy Gospel According to St. Matthew (0.7 MB)
Holy Gospel According to St. Mark (0.5 MB)
Holy Gospel According to St. Luke (0.7 MB)
Holy Gospel According to St. John (0.6 MB)
Acts of the Holy Apostles (0.7 MB)
by Fr. Innocent Shayashnikov – manuscripts 1872, partially published 1902-1903

• Orthodox Alaska (periodical from Unalaska)
by Rdrs. Leonty Sivtsov and Simeon Samoilovich – manuscript 1904

Orthodox Temperance Society Pamphlet
by the Vicariate of Alaska, Diocese of the Aleutians and North America – published 1906 (0.7 MB)

The Pascha of Christ
by Fr. Alexander Panteleev and Rdr. Leonty Sivtsov – manuscript 1909 (0.2 MB)

Announcements from the Aleut Orthodox School in Unalaska
by the Aleut Orthodox School in Unalaska – typewritten 1910, 1911 (0.1 MB)

Collection of Sermons from the Aleutian Islands
by Fr. Alexander Panteleev and Rdr. Leonty Sivtsov – manuscripts 1909-1912 (0.3 MB)

A Pastor’s Farewell with his Flock
Farewell Address of Fr. Alexander Panteleev from the Aleutian Islands
by Fr. John Orlov, Fr. Alexander Panteleev, and Rdr. Leonty Sivtsov – published 1912 (0.2 MB)

Abridged Lenten Triodion & Pentecostarion
Hymns of Great Lent, Holy Week, Pascha and Ascension
translator unknown – manuscript 1938 (0.1 MB)

Abridged Festal Menaion
Hymns of Christmas, Theophany and Pascha
by Fr. Gregory Kochergin – manuscript 1940 (0.2 MB)

Supplement to the Abridged Festal Menaion, Lenten Triodion & Pentecostarion
Hymns of Christmas, Great Lent, Holy Week and Pascha
translator unknown – manuscript 1967 (0.1 MB)