NEW GALLERY POSTED: St Herman of Alaska Monastery, Platina CA

At long last, I’ve posted dozens of my photos from St Herman of Alaska Monastery in Platina, California.


North American Thebaid Photographic Pilgrimage
The rustic cell of Hieromonk Seraphim (Rose), preserved as it was during his lifetime.

St. Herman’s is perhaps best known for having been founded by Hieromonk Seraphim (Rose), of blessed memory, who died in 1982 at the young age of 48. St Herman Press continues the publishing legacy of Father Seraphim and the early “Platina Years”, and this remote monastery continues to draw pilgrims from all over the world. I was able to enjoy nearly full week here, and come away with vivid memories and a strong sense of attachment to the monastery and brotherhood.

North American Thebaid Photographic PilgrimageI made a large number of photographs from my visit, and it has taken far longer to select and edit than I expected or wished — and I’m still not finished! Rather than delay any longer, I have posted Part 1 on the new Gallery page for St Herman’s, and hope to complete my editing over the next several days. The next batch includes some beautiful images made during the Vigil service, which I believe will be well worth the wait. (I will also be adding captions to the just posted photos in Part 1.)

As always, my heartfelt thanks for your patience with the slow pace of posting recently, and for your continued prayers and support.

Watch for more news soon on the publishing end of the project!


One thought on “NEW GALLERY POSTED: St Herman of Alaska Monastery, Platina CA

  1. Fantastic! Can’t wait to get my book! May God continue to BLESS you and this wonderful evangelistic project!

    Orthodoxy in America will not be “the best kept secret” much longer!

    Maybe someday you will come to photograph our Union of All Orthodox Christian Healing and Learning Center at Destination Gateway in Jamestown CA on highway 120, one of the main roads into Yosemite.

    We are currently installing our first Float Tank (for prayer and deep relaxation) and building an icon shop and art studio in our 8,000 square foot warehouse that has been the home of San Jose (beeswax) Candle Company, supplying thousands of prayer candles to Orthodox churches across the USA, for over 20 years.

    Our future plans include building out a large prayer/meditation/classroom, more treatment rooms for other holistic healing modalities and a gift shop. Please pray for all things to happen in God’s good will and timing.

    It all belongs to God, for His glory!


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