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New Valaam at Monks" Lagoon on St. Herman"s Spruce Island a chronicle of monastic life on New Valaam, Alaska

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Published by St. Herman of Alaska Press in Spruce Island, Alaska .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Herman, -- of Alaska, Saint, -- 1756-1837,
  • Monks -- Alaska -- Spruce Island.,
  • Missions -- Alaska.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby the St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood.
ContributionsSaint Herman of Alaska Brotherhood.
The Physical Object
Pagination173 p. :
Number of Pages173
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22485564M
ISBN 101887904018
OCLC/WorldCa41844828

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In the 's, on Alaska's remote and forested Spruce Island, there lived a holy Russian monk and missionary named Herman, who was to become America's first canonized Orthodox Saint. St. Herman prophesied that "a monk like me, fleeing the glory of men, will come and live on Spruce Island."/5. In the 's, on Alaska's remote and forested Spruce Island, there lived a holy Russian monk and missionary named Herman, who was to become America's first canonized Orthodox Saint. St. Herman prophesied that "a monk like me, fleeing the glory of men, will come and live on Spruce Island."/5(4).   New Valaam at Monk’s Lagoon: On St. Herman’s Spruce Island, p.7 Most popular May 5, pm Father Herman lived at St. Sergius Hermitage for some five or six years. Then he moved to Valaam monastery, which is situated on the archipelago of the majestic islands amid the waters of Ladoga Lake. With his whole soul he came to love Valaam monastery, its unforgettable Abbot, the great Elder Nazarius, and all its brethren.

  We were picked up by the monks on a small boat from Kodiak Island and raced across the water to what Saint Herman dubbed his “New Valaam.” This island is home to a group of monastics who strive to maintain the life and teachings of Saint Herman among the Alaskan peoples.   Herman spent the rest of his life on Spruce Island helping the natives out physically and spiritually, until he reposed in the Lord on On Ma , both the OCA and ROCOR canonized St. Herman of Alaska. On the day of his canonization Br. Gleb Podmoshensky was the first to read the canon to St. Herman during the all-night. The following excerpt is from the book Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries, by Alexei Krindatch and is now available through Holy Cross Bookstore.. St. Michael Skete on Spruce Island and St. Nilus Skete on St. Nilus Island. By Alexei Krindatch. Part 1 Upon disembarking in Monk’s Lagoon on Spruce Island after a rough forty-minute boat ride from Kodiak Island, one is immersed in. Valaam (Russian: Валаам or Валаамский архипелаг), also known historically by the Finnish name Valamo, is an archipelago in the northern portion of Lake Ladoga, lying within the Republic of Karelia, Russian total area of its more than 50 islands is 36 km². The largest island is also called Valaam. Other known islands are: Skitsky (second by size), Lembos Area: 36 km² (14 sq mi).

  Spruce Island is known as the home of St. Herman ( – ), the first Saint to be canonized on American soil by the Orthodox Church. There are two monasteries on Spruce Island; St. Michael’s Skete and St. Nilus Skete are home to Russian Orthodox monks and nuns, respectively. The New Valaam — Spruce Island. In America Father Herman chose as his place of habitation Spruce Island, which he called New Valaam. This island is separated by a strait of about a mile and a quarter wide from Kodiak Island, on which had been built a wooden monastery for the residence of the members of the mission, and a wooden church. 10 Saint Herman named his hermitage on Spruce Island New Valaam in remembrance of his monastery in the north of Russia. In , the whole eastern part of Spruce Island was officially named New Valaam by the then governor Baron von Wrangel. 11 Simeon Yanovsky was aranov’s son-in-law and later became the governor of Alaska for about two years. New Valamo or New Valaam (Finnish: Valamon luostari, or more informally, especially in the postal address: Uusi-Valamo, Swedish: Valamo nya kloster) is an Orthodox monastery in Heinävesi, monastery was established in its present location in However, the tradition of the Valamo monastery dates back to The monastery was then originally established on Valaam .