A MESSAGE FROM OUR RECTOR, FR. DAMIAN KUOLT
WELCOME TO SAINT HERMAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH, LOCATED IN LITTLETON COLORADO.
What is the Orthodox Church? It’s the original Christian Church founded by Jesus at Pentecost, and continued by his Apostles . It has been in unbroken existence since that time and we are a continuation of the same Church described in the Bible as the Body of Christ and the Bride of Christ. Throughout its 2000-year history Orthodox Christianity has remained faithful to the teachings and practices passed on from the Apostles and early Church Fathers. Learn More.
Our humble parish is made up of people of all ages, with families young and old, some new to the Orthodox faith and others life-long members, who are focused on local ministry and worship. Together we work to bring the light of Christ to the greater Littleton area. We would love to meet you, so come and visit us for a worship service. God Bless You!
If you have questions about the Orthodox Church, or our Parish, please email me.
Our community is involved in many events beyond our normal church services. See our Calendar for more!
Standard times shown.
for correct listing of services and schedule.
Vespers– 6:30 PM
Vespers or Vigil – 6:30 PM
Divine Liturgy (followed by coffee hour) – 9:30 AM
OUR PATRON SAINT
St. Herman of Alaska
Herman of Alaska was a Russian Orthodox monk from Valaam Monastery in Russia who traveled with eight other monks in 1793 to bring the Gospel to the native Aleuts and Eskimos in the Aleutian Islands. As part of the Russian colonization of the Americas, Russians had been exploring and trading there since at least 1740. Thus, he marks the first arrival of Orthodox Christian missionaries in North America. He preached the love of Christ to the Aleutians and drew many to the Church through his charitable life, caring for their orphans, building a school, and frequently defending them from the injustices and exploitation of the Russian traders. He was known to them as Apa which means “Grandfather.” He lived most of his life as the sole resident of Spruce Island, a tiny wooded island near Kodiak Island.
“And I, a sinner, have been trying to love God for more than forty years, and cannot say that I perfectly love Him. If we love someone we always remember him and try to please him; day and night our heart is occupied with that object. Is that how you, gentlemen, love God? Do you often turn to Him, do you always remember Him, do you always pray to Him and fulfill His holy commandments? ‘For our good, for our happiness at least let us make a vow that from this day, from this hour, from this minute we shall strive to love God above all else and to fulfill His holy will.’”