Services Cancelled - Saturday 23 Jan and Sunday 24 Jan

Regular Service schedule should resume on Saturday, January 30th.

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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New Church Building
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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

Services for Saturday 23 Jan and Sunday 24 Jan Cancelled - 01/23/21

Services will not be held this weekend at St. Herman's. Normal Service schedule is planned to resume on Saturday, January 30th.

Sponsor St. Herman’s new Feast Day Icons and Support our Building Fund! - 06/28/20

With Metropolitan Jonah’s blessing, Mat. Joanna has begun the hand-written feast day icons for St. Herman Orthodox Church. They will be prayerfully written following the canons of the church and with the guidance of her instructor, Fr. Igumen Mefodii.

The parish is asking for donations to sponsor either an entire icon or to make a partial donation. The goal is to raise $3000 per icon. Two-thirds of the donation will be given to the church’s building fund.

The matching icons will be 13”’x 17”, with 23k gold backgrounds, halos and details where needed. The high-quality boards will be recessed and braced on the back to prevent warping.

The first three icons will be: "The Nativity of the Theotokos", "The Entrance of the Theotokos to the Temple", and the "Dormition of the Theotokos". We still need sponsors for the Icon of the Nativity of the Theotokos.

Indicate on your donation that it is for the icon of your choice.

This long-term project is for the beauty of our church, according to the gift of God’s Grace and to His Glory.


“From this day, from this hour, from this minute, let us strive to love God above all, and fulfill His holy will.”




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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
Saturday, 17 / 30 January
St. Anthony the Great
3:00 Catechumen's Class
4:45 Confessions
5:00 Vigil and Confessions
Sunday, 18 / 31 January
9:30 Reading of the Hours
10:00 Divine Liturgy followed by Fellowship Hour

For weather related cancellations, please stay tuned to the following channels for updates:

  • TV - WJLA channel 7, News Channel 8
  • Radio - WTOP (FM 103.5, 103.9, 107.7,