40th Anniversary of American Holy Hermit's Death to be Commemorated with Pilgrimage on September 2nd

Originally appeared at: Orthodox Christianity

Hieromonk Seraphim (Rose), the noted American convert to holy Orthodoxy, reposed in the Lord on September 2, 1982, following a brief but severe illness.

He was just 48 when he departed this life.

Since then, Fr. Seraphim’s life of complete dedication to Christ and his many writings have become an inspiration to millions of Orthodox Christians, cradles and converts alike.

He is venerated throughout the Orthodox world as both a theologian rooted in the Patristic tradition and as a righteous struggler, and many eagerly await the day when Fr. Seraphim will be formally glorified among the saints.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of his blessed repose, which will be festively celebrated at the monastery he founded—St. Herman of Alaska Monastery in Platina, California, on September 1 and 2.

The itinerary includes a full cycle of Church services, reminiscences of Fr. Seraphim from those who knew him, and more.

See the full schedule below:


Any who wish to attend can contact the monastery at 530-352-4430.

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