40th Anniverary of the Repose of Fr. Seraphim (Rose)

September 2, marked the 40th anniversary of the repose of Blessed Hieromonk Seraphim (Rose).

In honor of the occasion, pilgrims from across America and beyond made their way to St. Herman’s, the monastery founded by Fr. Seraphim in Platina, California.

Among the distinguished guests were His Grace Bishop Gerasim of Fort Worth (OCA), former abbot of St. Herman’s and a spiritual child of Fr. Seraphim, His Grace Bishop James of Sonora (ROCOR), who also knew Fr. Seraphim, and His Eminence Metropolitan Nikoloz of Akhalkalaki and Kumurdo and Kari (Georgian Orthodox Church).

Together with the clergy of the monastery and other visiting clergy, the hierarchs celebrated the Divine Liturgy over Fr. Seraphim's grave.

The pilgrimage was also blessed with a surprise visit from the myrrh-streaming and wonderworking Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Mother of God.

Several people who knew Fr. Seraphim, including Bishops Gerasim and James, and Archpriest Martin Person (ROCOR) also shared reminiscences of him in the monastery trapeza.

Photos marked "Punks and Monks" are republished with the permission of Punks and Monks Books. Their full gallery can be found here. Other photos were sent to OrthoChristian by others who were present at the pilgrimage.

An icon of Fr. Seraphim and a bishop's miter on his grave, which is used as an altar table for serving Liturgy on special feasts

An icon of Fr. Seraphim and a bishop's miter on his grave, which is used as an altar table for serving Liturgy on special feasts

Bishop James of Sonora and Archpriest Paul Volmensky with the wonderworking Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Motherof God

Bishop James of Sonora and Archpriest Paul Volmensky with the wonderworking Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Motherof God

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Many pilgrims came to celebrate and venerate Fr. Seraphim.

Many pilgrims came to celebrate and venerate Fr. Seraphim.

Bishop Gerasim and Metropolitan Nikoloz serving at Fr. Seraphim's grave, together with Abbot Damascene and Hieromonk Paisius of St. Herman's and clerical guests

Bishop Gerasim and Metropolitan Nikoloz serving at Fr. Seraphim's grave, together with Abbot Damascene and Hieromonk Paisius of St. Herman's and clerical guests

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St. Herman of Alaska

St. Herman of Alaska

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The wonderworking Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Mother of God

Bp. Gerasim of Fort Worth, former abbot of St. Herman's Monastery

Front row L to R: Archpriest Martin Person, Abbot Damascene, Metropolitan Nikoloz, Bishop Gerasim, Archpriest Paul Volmensky  Back row L to R: Fr. Gregory Matlak, Fr. John Valadez, Fr. Justin Havens

Front row L to R: Archpriest Martin Person, Abbot Damascene, Metropolitan Nikoloz, Bishop Gerasim, Archpriest Paul Volmensky Back row L to R: Fr. Gregory Matlak, Fr. John Valadez, Fr. Justin Havens

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9 сентября 2022 г.

Comments
Panagiotis9/28/2022 3:42 am
+++ May Father Seraphim Rose's Memory Be Eternal +++ Anyone who has read his writings can see that he was highly intelligent, being able to discern between the truth and the non-truth. His mind was remarkable, and he could analyze many different items, and see what the broader picture was. He was a Strong Conservative Traditional Orthodox Priest, and he spoke the truth. Father Seraphim Rose is in Paradise now. All Glory to Our True God Jesus Christ!..... Just my humble opinion.
Priest-monk Macarios9/10/2022 2:29 pm
I am sorry for sending this message here, having not found a general purpose feedback form on your site, - even though it is related to the legacy of ever-memorable Fr. Seraphim. There is a remarkable article recently published in Russian; I have presented the material in English and offer it for your site: https://disk.yandex.ru/i/6VxcAu_FxouZog .
ksskss9/10/2022 12:15 pm
Great
Paul Bartlett9/9/2022 10:52 pm
In 1975 I spent seven months as a lay worker in the St. Herman of Alaska skete, so I knew Fr. Seraphim well. (He was not yet then a priest.) Although I later fell away from Christianity, that time is one of the most cherished intervals of my life. Then the skete was very primitive and ascetic. I have not been back since the late 1970s, but it seems as it the material circumstances and layout have changed. I will not be suprised if the appropriate bishops' authority glorify him among the Saints.
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