Pilgrimage to Spruce Island on St. Herman Day


St. Alexis Orthodox Christian Church






Captain Andy Berestoff ferried dozens of pilgrims from Kodiak to Spruce Island on Aug. 9, 2008.

His Grace Bishop BENJAMIN led the way from the shore through the lush and moss festooned forest.

Concelebrating Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was his Grace Bishop Maxim of the Serbian Archdiocese of America.

After a Panakhida, faithful from Ouzinkie and Kodiak treated everyone to a picnic at Monk's Lagoon.

With Benita Berestoff at the helm, part of the Anchorage contingent took a side trip to Ouzinkie.


Photos of Mt. St. Herman and the hierarchs by Anastasia (Sally) Swetzof; others by Jane Szabo.




























































































































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