A Note About Visitors and Attendance Restrictions

Currently, we are open for services and open for visitors to attend services. Masks are encouraged but not required. Our capacity is limited in the nave of our temple, so some people who arrive late may be asked to watch the service from the fellowship hall on a television. If the seating in the fellowship hall is full, then people may watch from the deck outside our on their phone in their vehicle. For Divine Liturgy, people who are watching either in the fellowship hall or in their vehicle may wait on or near the deck of the church and, when directed, may enter the narthex to receive holy communion there. 

If you have any questions, please contact Fr. Matthew Howell at (907)373-5254 or priest@sainthermanwasilla.org

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!"

Daily Readings
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Today's Saints
Afterfeast of the Elevation of the Cross
Afterfeast of the Elevation of the Cross

From September 15 until the Leavetaking, we sing “O come, let us worship and fall down before Christ. O son of God crucified in the flesh, save us who sing to Thee: Alleluia” at weekday Liturgies following the Little Entrance.

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Saint Eumenius, Bishop of Gortyna
Saint Eumenius, Bishop of Gortyna

Saint Eumenius from the time of his youth was noted for his virtuous life. He strove to serve the One God and therefore he shunned worldly temptations. Concerned for the salvation of his soul, he distributed all his substance to the poor. By the blessing of God Saint Eumenius was chosen as Bishop…

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Martyr Ariadne of Phrygia
Martyr Ariadne of Phrygia

The Holy Martyr Ariadne was a servant of Tertillos, a city official of Promyssia (Phrygia) during the reign of the emperor Hadrian (117-161). Once, when on the occasion of the birth of a son, the master made a sacrificial offering to the pagan gods, the Christian Ariadne refused to participate in…

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Martyrs Sophia, Irene, and Castor of Egypt
Martyrs Sophia, Irene, and Castor of Egypt

Saint Sophia endured martyrdom with Saints Castor and Irene in Alexandria.

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Greatmartyr Prince Bidzini and Martyrs Princes Elizabar and Shalvi, of Georgia
Greatmartyr Prince Bidzini and Martyrs Princes Elizabar and Shalvi, of Georgia

In the 17th century the Persian aggressors razed churches, monasteries, and fortresses and drove out thousands of Georgian families to resettle them in remote provinces of Persia. The deserted territories were settled by Turkic tribes from Central Asia. In the chronicle The Life of Kartli it is…

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Translation of the “Staro Rus” Icon of the Mother of God in Triumph to Russia
Translation of the “Staro Rus” Icon of the Mother of God in Triumph to Russia

The Staro Rus Icon of the Mother of God was so named because for a long time it was in Staro Rus, where it had been brought by the Greeks from Olviopolis during the very first period of Christianity in Russia. The icon was in Staro Rus until the seventeenth century. In 1655 during a plague it was…

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“The Healer” Icon of the Mother of God
“The Healer” Icon of the Mother of God

The original icon known as “Tselitel’nitsa,” or “The Healer” was from the Tsilkan church in Kartali, Georgia. It was painted at the time of Saint Nino (January 14). There is another icon with the same name in the Alexeev women’s monastery in Moscow, and many…

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Venerable Euphrosyne of Suzdal
Venerable Euphrosyne of Suzdal

Saint Euphrosyne of Suzdal was born in 1212. Although she was a princess, she entered a women’s monastery in Suzdal, where she was tonsured with the name Euphrosyne, in honor of Saint Euphrosyne of Alexandria (September 25). After her death on September 25, 1250, many miracles took place at…

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Venerable Hilarion of Optina

On the night of Pascha, April 8-9, 1805, Saint Hilarion (Ponamarov) was born in Kluch, the third son of Nikita and Euphemia Ponamarov, who named him Rodion in honor of Saint Herodion of the Seventy. He always considered April 8, the day of his patron saint’s commemoration, as his birthday.…

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Information about the Antiochian Orthodox Church

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