Yesterday, March 27th, we were blessed with excellent weather and a relatively calm sea (emphasis on “relatively”) as pilgrimage was made to Monk’s Lagoon, where St Herman struggled, and to St Nilus Island. Here follows some pics (part one) of the journey.
Here’s Fr Chad Hatfield, the Dean of St Herman’s Seminary, and Fr Innocent Dresdow, priest-in-charge of Holy Resurrection Cathedral … along with the skipper of the skiff, Sasha.
Here’s the beginning of the trail into the forest.
The forest …
This is the house and chapel of Fr Gerasim Schmoltz. Fr Gerasim lived and struggled here for 40 years — keeping the memory of St Herman alive.
This is the grave of Father Gerasim.
This cross marks the spot where St Herman was originally buried by the orphans (as a priest could not get to the island for 40 days after his death).