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.

PROSOPON ICONOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: Aug. 3-8, 2020 - 01/28/20

Master Iconographer, and Instructor for the Prosopon School of Iconology, Fr. Igumen Mefodii, from the Skete of St. Maximos the Confessor in Palmyra, VA, will return to lead our annual 6-day retreat from August 3-8, 2020.

Beginning and intermediate students will paint the sacred icon of the Holy Theotokos, Vladimir Virgin and Intermediate/Advanced students will do St. George and the Dragon. Both are in the Russian-Byzantine style of the 15-16c. using egg tempera, 23k gold leaf, on a wooden board with kovcheg.

Those of all levels of experience are welcome. Register now as space is limited to 15. Additional information can be found in the flyer at this link: 2020 Iconography Workshop Announcement



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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
Sunday, 10 / 23 February
8:45 Matins
10:00 Divine Liturgy followed by Fellowship Hour
Wednesday, 13 / 26 February
6:30 Vespers
7:00 Adult Religious Education
Saturday, 16 / 29 February
4:00 Catechumens Class
5:15 Confessions
6:00 Great Vespers and Confessions

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