Tag Archives: Russian Orthodox

St. Herman’s legacy as a defender of Alutiiq people, remembered

The August pilgrimage to Spruce Island, just off the coast of Kodiak, is a yearly event for Orthodox believers in Alaska and the world over. The ritual celebrates the canonization of St. Herman, a Russian missionary who arrived with the early fur traders and soon became a major part of Alutiiq history. Pilgrims make their way toward the Ss. Sergius …

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Alutiiq Text Hints at Historic Literacy


St. Herman Seminary archivist Daria Safronova and school dean, Father John Dunlop, display some of the recently rediscovered Alutiiq language artifacts found in the school archives. There’s a close up of the book after the jump. Brianna Gibbs/KMXT photo Brianna Gibbs/KMXT Yesterday, KMXT’s Brianna Gibbs told you about the recent rediscovery of a book, handwritten in Alutiiq and containing numerous …

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