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  • 16 February 2013

    New books published at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville.

    Holy Trinity Monastery, in Jordanville NY, has published a new book about Saint Herman of Alaska entitled: Herman, A Wilderness Saint.

    Written by Sergei Korsun, this book has been translated from Russian by Priest Daniel Marshall and contains material not previously available in English that only became accessible in Russia after the fall of communism.

    This new work brings to light primary sources that illuminate the story of St Herman and the wider context of the history of Russian colonization in the Pacific northwest. It reveals new fascinating biographical details such as his connection to St Seraphim of Sarov. The reader will encounter interesting texts on the attitude of the Russian Orthodox missionaries to a kind of same sex marriage practiced by some Alaskan natives, and the story of the legendary Novgorodians who were believed to have established a colony in Alaska during the reign of Ivan the Terrible. A detailed account is also offered of his canonization in 1970, by both the Orthodox Church in America, and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.

    The memory of St Herman has spread well beyond Alaska, and he is now one of the most venerated saints of the North American continent, with parishes dedicated to his memory in many states, conferences organized in his name, and his icon gracing many prayer corners and churches.

    Further information about the book and how to order it in either print or digital formats can be found here.
    The monastery also published an earlier edition of this book in Russian, details of which may be found here.

    Holy Trinity Publications is proud to announce its newest release, a new edition of Indication Of the Way Into the Kingdom of Heaven.

    The book was written in 1833 by the then Priest John Veniaminov, who would go on to become the first Orthodox Bishop in America, and is now known throughout the entire Orthodox world as St. Innocent of Moscow and Alaska. St. Innocent, at the time, was a missionary priest among the Aleut peoples of Alaska, and his book was published first in their language. Following in the footsteps of Sts. Cyril and Methodius and countless Orthodox missionaries before him, St. Innocent was quick to appreciate the need for people to hear about the Word of God in their own language. Since that time, it has been translated into many different languages and never been out of print, continuing to touch the souls and open the hearts of those eager and ready to hear God’s message of love.

    St. Innocent, in his introductory words, reveals the ultimate truth of our existence here on Earth, “People were not created merely to live here on earth like animals that disappear after their death, but to live with God and in God, and to live not for a hundred or a thousand years, but to live eternally.” With these heartening words St. Innocent sets his readers off on their own personal search for salvation

    This new edition includes points of reflection at the end of each chapter, making it an ideal text for catechesis, church schools, and group studies.

    Further information on how to order it can be found here.

    O Holy Father Innocent, Pray to God for Us!!