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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood


My route went up to Platina yesterday for a couple of deliveries. There was one that was much more interesting than the other though. I had to travel to the top of the mountain on a gravel road to get to the Brotherhood of St. Herman of Alaska Monastery. Beautiful scenery up there when you could see past the trees.



The Brotherhood was founded in 1963 in San Francisco, moving to Platina in 1969, by Fr. Seraphim Rose (+1982) and Fr. Herman. It received the blessing of St. John Maximovich (+1966). In 2000, the monastery was accepted into the Serbian Orthodox Church.

The Brotherhood is self-supporting through the translation and publication of books on Orthodoxy. A periodical,The Orthodox Word is published bi-monthly. There are 22 monastics in residence.

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