Welcome to Our Parish!

We extend a prayerful and sincere welcome to all visitors. St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church is a growing and vibrant community in the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR). Our parishioners come from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds. All of our services are in English.

Our parish was founded in May 2004, and we have been at our current location at the historic Clifton Chapel since 2005.

Whether you are an Orthodox Christian looking for a parish home, someone interested in Orthodoxy or just visiting the area, we hope that you enjoy your time worshiping with our community.

You are cordially invited to join us for refreshments in our Fellowship Hall after Divine Liturgy.

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Future Home of St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church

On the Feast Day of the Victorious Cross, March 31, 2019, a cross was erected on our newly purchased land (1754 Courthouse Rd., Stafford, VA). The cross was built by one of our talented parishioners. We are currently working on developing a site plan for the new church.

Please prayerfully consider supporting our efforts to build this new temple for our growing church family. If you are able to contribute to the building fund, checks may be mailed to our church treasurer at P.O. Box 1295, Stafford, VA 22555 or by using the PayPal link at https://sthermanorthodox.org/donations.

The General Confession of St. Ignatius Brianchaninov - 08/03/19

Please find at this link for your edification, the General Confession text that Metropolitan Jonah discussed in his class on confession.

General Confession of St Ignatiy

Metropolitan Jonah's Australian Visit - 07/23/19

While in Australia, Metropolitan Jonah was interviewed by Demetri Hughes at Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Brisbane. The interview was published in four parts. The parts can be found at the links below.

Part 1: Metropolitan Jonah’s journey to Orthodox Christianity - https://bit.ly/2JX1b0k
Part 2: Orthodox treatment of the Virgin Mary and saints compared with other religions - https://bit.ly/2M80Fzi
Part 3: Dealing with temptation, the Jesus prayer and focusing our thoughts when praying - https://bit.ly/2Zh7oe1
Part 4: Knowing your faith, finding healing in our lives and ways to become a 'missionary church' for all people - https://bit.ly/2KbVLyH


Welcome Metropolitan Jonah

Following the departure of our rector, Fr. Alexander Webster, we are pleased to welcome Metropolitan Jonah as our new rector. We are looking forward to benefiting from his spiritual leadership and direction.Eis polla eti despota!




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“Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners,
 but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
 Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,
 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,
 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”   - Eph. 2: 19-22
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Event and Services - This Week
Wednesday, 3 / 16 October
7:00 Adult Religious Education
Saturday, 6 / 19 October
12:00 - 3:30 Icon guild meeting
4:00 Class
6:00 Great Vespers and Confessions
Sunday, 7 / 20 October
8:45 Matins
10:00 Divine Liturgy followed by Fellowship Hour

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