Icons of St. Herman of Alaska,
Feast: Aug. 9, Dec. 12
Born in the Russian Empire, St. Herman became
a monk at the great monastery of Valaam and later a missionary to
Alaska. There, in America, he lived the rest of his life in asceticism,
cared for the local Aleut people, and performed many miracles in life
and death by the grace of God. He was the first known saint of
North America. Holy Herman, pray to God for us!
Icon: by the hand of iconographer Janet Jaime, courtesy of the
iconographer. There is an embedded holy Relic of St. Herman in this
Next Icon: from St. Gregory of
Icon: by the hand of Fr. Andrew Tregubov.
Icon: of unknown provenance.
Icon: again by the hand of Fr. Andrew Tregubov.
Icon: by the hand of Xenia Pokrovskaya.
Icon: by the hand of Xenia Pokrovskaya. St. Herman teaches Aleut
children on Kodiak Island.
Icon: of St. Herman and St. Innocent of Alaska, with relics embedded.
From Christ the Saviour and Holy Spirit Orthodox Church, Norwood, Ohio.
Next Icon: by the hand of
Mother Justina, Greek Old Calendarist Convent of St. Elizabeth the
New-Martyr, Etna, California, with permission.
bottom is shown the reliquary containing St. Herman's sacred Relics,
which rests in Alaska.