News!

As of March 17, 2020, St. Herman Church is closed to the public until further notice. All events, programs are cancelled. Any liturgical service that is done will be limited to the bare minimum of clergy, servers, and chanters necessary to carry out the service, but no one else will be allowed to participate in person.

We will continue to pray for the peace of the whole world as well as for the sick and the suffering. We look forward to the time when we will be able to worship God together in person as a full community, and will post a message here on the website when we have more news. May God bless and keep you.

The Interior of our Temple
The Interior of our Temple
The Interior of our Temple

 

Welcome to our parish!

Saint Herman Antiochian Orthodox Church is a parish serving the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.  We are committed to living out the Orthodox Christian faith through participation in Divine Services, study of Holy Scripture, caring for the poor and needy as well as through worshiping Christ daily in our homes and community.  We welcome all who wish to come and see.  "Taste and see that the Lord is good!"

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Today's Saints
Hieromartyr Pancratius, Bishop of Taormina in Sicily
Hieromartyr Pancratius, Bishop of Taormina in Sicily

The Hieromartyr Pancratius, Bishop of Taormina, was born when our Lord Jesus Christ yet lived upon the earth. The parents of Pancratius were natives of Antioch. Hearing the good news of Jesus Christ, Pancratius’ father took his young son with him and went to Jerusalem in order to see the…

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Troparion & Kontakion
Hieromartyr Cyril, Bishop of Gortyna in Crete
Hieromartyr Cyril, Bishop of Gortyna in Crete

The Hieromartyr Cyril, Bishop of Gortyna, was bishop at Gortyna on the island of Crete for 50 years. He suffered either under the emperor Decius (249-251), or according to other historical sources, the emperor Maximian (284-305). Brought to trial before a governor named Lucius, who demanded that…

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Martyrs Patermuthius, Coprius, and Alexander the Soldier, in Egypt
Martyrs Patermuthius, Coprius, and Alexander the Soldier, in Egypt

The Hosiomartyrs Patermuthius and Coprius, and the Martyr Alexander suffered under the emperor Julian the Apostate (361-363). Patermuthius at first was a pagan and also the head of a band of robbers, but then he repented, was baptized and withdrew into the desert. The monk devoted all the rest of…

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Saint Theodore, Bishop of Edessa
Saint Theodore, Bishop of Edessa

Saint Theodore, Bishop of Edessa, was born in the Syrian city of Edessa. All his life the holy saint was a bright witness of the great deeds of God, glorified in His Saints. At twelve years of age, after he lost his parents and gave away his inheritance to the poor, he went to Jerusalem, where he…

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Venerable Dionysius, Orator of Saint Anne Skete, Mount Athos, and his disciple, Venerable Metrophanes
Venerable Dionysius, Orator of Saint Anne Skete, Mount Athos, and his disciple, Venerable Metrophanes

Saint Dionysius the Rhetor and his disciple Saint Metrophanes lived toward the end of the sixteenth century and the beginning of the seventeenth century, but it is not known where they were born. Saint Dionysius received the monastic tonsure at the famous Studion Monastery in Constantinople, where…

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Icon of the Mother of God of Koloch
Icon of the Mother of God of Koloch

The Koloch Icon of the Mother of God manifested itself in the year 1413 during the reign of Basil I, 15 versts from the city of Mozhaisk, in the vicinity of Koloch in the Smolensk governia. A peasant of this village by the name of Luke found the holy icon and took it to his home. One of his…

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Icon of the Mother of God of Cyprus
Icon of the Mother of God of Cyprus

The Cyprus Icon of the Mother of God belongs to the Panachrana type. In this icon the Mother of God is depicted sitting on a throne with the Divine Infant in Her arms. On either side of Her is an angel. The prototype of this holy icon manifested itself in the year 392 on the island of Cyprus at…

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Information about the Antiochian Orthodox Church

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