St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church - News http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/ 60 2016 Iconography Class http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_160919_1.html Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.sthermanorthodox.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2016/Iconogrpahy-Class/2016wkshpmissing2c.jpg&archive=0&final_h=63&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Our annual iconography workshop was held Sept. 12 - 17th, 2016. It was taught by Fr. Igumen Mefodii, of the Skete of St. Maximos the Confessor and master iconographer of the Prosopon School of Iconology. It was a blessed week of prayer, lessons, a few struggles, and spiritual growth, to create an icon on the board as well as to grow into the Icon (Image and Likeness) of Christ. (Two students not shown.) We are looking forward to our next workshop, Sept. 11-16, 2017.</p></div> St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_160919_1.html Confession is good (even vital) for the body and the soul! http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_150405_7.html Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <p>The renowned Swiss psychiatrist Paul Tournier once wrote: &ldquo;I could give very many examples, especially of patients who have come to visit me only once, . . . with the sole purpose of finding someone to whom they could confess a sin that has been weighing upon them for years. . . . The tremendous joy brought by forgiveness plays an important part in causing the medical effects [of healing]. . . In many cases I have seen a physical illness disappear overnight after the confession of a lie or an illicit love-affair.&rdquo; Thus even a Reformed Protestant like Tournier recognized that confession is good for the body, as well as the soul.</p> <p><a href="http://sthermanorthodox.org/news_150405_7.html">Read the full article &gt;</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_150405_7.html Miracle in Houston, Texas! http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_141101_1.html Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.sthermanorthodox.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2014/National-Clergy-Council-delegation-with-Mayor-Parker-of-Houston-TX-October-28-2014.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><div>By the grace of God the Holy Trinity a miracle occurred in Houston this week!&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>A seven-member ecumenical delegation of the National Clergy Council (composed of traditional Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox clergy), including yours truly with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, met&nbsp;with Mayor Annise Parker of the City of Houston on Tuesday, October 28.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Archpriest Alexander</strong></div> <div id="fb-root">&nbsp;</div> <script>// <![CDATA[ (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&appId=554869467929889&version=v2.0"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); // ]]></script> <div class="fb-like" data-href="http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_141101_1.html" data-layout="standard" data-action="like" data-show-faces="true" data-share="true">&nbsp;</div></div> St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_141101_1.html Baseball on the Fourth of July http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_140730_1.html Fri, 04 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.sthermanorthodox.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2014/July/SHAOC-group-photo-Washington-Nationals-MLB-game-in-DC-4July2014.jpg&archive=0&final_h=113&final_w=200&percent=100"><p>A group of parishioners and a guest from Aquia Episcopal Church enjoyed the&nbsp;<span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_353161646"><span class="aQJ">11:05 a.m.</span></span>&nbsp;game between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs in DC on July 4.&nbsp;Alas, the home team lost to the Cubs 7-2, but "a good time was had by all." </p> <p>Middle row from right to left: altar boy Andrew Geracoulis &amp; dad Steve, guest William Johnston, Alf Kentigern Siewers &amp; son Nicholas (dual parishioners from Pennsylvania), Archpriest Alexander, altar boy Seraphim Rosado and dad Herman.</p></div> St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_140730_1.html Presentation of new St. Herman of Alaska icon http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_140725_4.html Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.sthermanorthodox.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2014/July/St.-Herman-icon-with-relic.jpg&archive=0&final_h=107&final_w=200&percent=100"><p>Father brought out the new icon of St. Herman of Alaska, our parish's patron saint, which had been blessed today. Father and Deacon Alexander placed it into the kiot where it was venerated for the first time. The icon was written and donated by Mat. Joanna Laymon and embedded with the relic presented to us by the cathedral of St. John the Baptist.</p> <p>Read more about the <a href="http://sthermanorthodox.org/iconographyguild.html">iconography guild</a> and <a href="http://sthermanorthodox.org/iconographyworkshop.html">workshops</a> at St. Herman</p> <div class="fb-like" data-href="http://sthermanorthodox.org/news_140725_4.html" data-layout="standard" data-action="like" data-show-faces="true" data-share="true">&nbsp;</div></div> St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_140725_4.html Holy Pascha http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_140503_3.html Tue, 06 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.sthermanorthodox.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2014/Pascha/01_Bridegroom.jpg&archive=0&final_h=258&final_w=200&percent=100"><p>Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!</p> <p>After the joyful Paschal Liturgy the parishioners met in the parish hall breaking the fast by sharing Pascha baskets filled with traditional foods,</p> <p>The next afternoon over thirty parishioners and guests met for Paschal Vespers at the home of Deacon Alexander and Matushka Joanna. The Gospel Lesson was read by parishioners in English, Greek, Latin, German, Russian, Bulgarian, Romanian, French and Spanish, which reflected our parish&rsquo;s multi-ethnic diversity. The celebration of Christ&rsquo;s resurrection then continued with an Agape Potluck Feast. The highlight of the day for the many children present was an opportunity to drive Deacon Alexander&rsquo;s tractor.</p> <p>- Deacon Alexander &amp; Matushka Joanna Laymon</p> <p><a href="http://sthermanorthodox.org/news_140503_3.html">View the photo album (36 photos)</a></p> <div class="fb-like" data-href="http://sthermanorthodox.org/news_140503_3.html" data-layout="standard" data-action="like" data-show-faces="true" data-share="true">&nbsp;</div></div> St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_140503_3.html Triumph of Orthodoxy Sunday http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_140310_1.html Sun, 09 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.sthermanorthodox.org/display_image.php?ext=png&relativeimage=images/2014/March/allchildren.png&archive=0&final_h=133&final_w=200&percent=100"><p>Our wonderful young people celebrated the Triumph of Orthodoxy Sunday with a procession around the church with their icons, led by the clergy and altar servers. Thanks be to God the Holy Trinity for our youth, the future of the Church!</p> <p>- <strong>Xenia (Gina) Van Weddingen, Education Coordinator</strong></p> <p><a href="http://sthermanorthodox.org/ministries.html">Read about other ministries</a>, <a href="http://sthermanorthodox.org/news_140310_1.html">Read Full Story</a></p> <div class="fb-like" data-share="true" data-show-faces="true" data-action="like" data-layout="standard" data-href="http://sthermanorthodox.org/news_140310_1.html">&nbsp;</div></div> St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_140310_1.html National Gallery of Art's Byzantium Visit http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_140213_1.html Sat, 08 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.sthermanorthodox.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/2014/Byzantium%20Tour/photo-2.JPG&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=60&percent=100"><p>The Iconography Guild of Theodosia trekked off to the National Gallery of Art on Feb. 8th to visit the National Gallery of Art's Byzantium exhibit. Those of us who trudged from Union Station in the bitter cold were rewarded upon our arrival at NGA to a wonderful albeit short collection (about 170 pieces) of never-before seen art objects outside Greece.</p> <p><strong>- Dna. Monica Pappas</strong></p> <p><a href="http://sthermanorthodox.org/iconographyguild.html">Read about the Icon Guild</a>, <a href="http://sthermanorthodox.org/news_140213_1.html">Read Full Story</a></p> <div class="fb-like" data-href="http://sthermanorthodox.org/news_140213_1.html" data-layout="standard" data-action="like" data-show-faces="true" data-share="true">&nbsp;</div> <div id="fb-root">&nbsp;</div> <p> <script>// <![CDATA[ (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1&appId=554869467929889"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); // ]]></script> </p></div> St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_140213_1.html Baptism of Evana Nicole Velesaris http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_131206_4.html Sun, 27 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.sthermanorthodox.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2013/velesarisbaptism/eva.jpg&archive=0&final_h=158&final_w=200&percent=100"><p>Evana Nicole Velesaris was baptized and chrismated at birth on October 27, 2013.</p><p><a title="Evana Nicole Velesaris Baptism" href="http://sthermanorthodox.org/public/sv/gallery.php?ssid=3">View Photo Journal</a></p><p><a title="Holy Baptism" href="http://sthermanorthodox.org/article.php?id=36">Read about Holy Baptism</a>, <a title="Holy Chrismation" href="http://sthermanorthodox.org/article.php?id=37">Read about Holy Chrismation</a></p><div class="fb-like" data-href="http://sthermanorthodox.org/news_131206_4.html" data-layout="standard" data-action="like" data-show-faces="true" data-share="true">&nbsp;</div></div> St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_131206_4.html Baptism of Noah James Heitke http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_131206_3.html Sun, 22 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.sthermanorthodox.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2013/September/NoahJamesBaptism/Photo-73001D55-6D3E-426B-9A98-EAA162E29ADB-20130922-193009-2048.jpg&archive=0&final_h=133&final_w=200&percent=100"><p>Noah James Heitke was baptized and chrismated at birth on September 22.</p><p><a href="http://sthermanorthodox.org/public/sv/gallery.php?ssid=2" target="_blank">View Photo Journal</a></p><p><a href="http://sthermanorthodox.org/article.php?id=36">Read about Holy Baptism</a>, <a href="http://sthermanorthodox.org/article.php?id=37">Read about Holy Chrismation</a></p></div> St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_131206_3.html Visit of Bishop George http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_131206_2.html Sun, 10 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.sthermanorthodox.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2013/bishopgeorge.jpg&archive=0&final_h=131&final_w=200&percent=100"><p>On Sunday, November 10, His Grace George, Bishop of Mayfield conducted the first hierarchical visit to St. Herman of Alaska Church in Stafford, VA. &nbsp;Reader's Steven, Jason, and Moses were tonsured on this day by Bishop George.</p><p><a href="http://eadiocese.org/News/2013/nov/stafford/index.html" target="_blank">View Photo Journal</a>, <a href="http://sthermanorthodox.org/visitofbishopgeorge.html">Read Full Article</a></p><p><a href="http://sthermanorthodox.org/article.php?id=63">Read About the holy orders of Bishop and Reader</a></p></div> St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church http://www.sthermanorthodox.org/news_131206_2.html