St Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
161 N. Murphy Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94086
New Updates with Pictures! - 02/22/2024
Category: Parish Life
Last updated: 2024-02-22 17:03:13

For regular updates about our ongoing parish life, please visit our Instagram page @sthermanssunnyvale !

Russian River Campout 2023 - 06/18/2023
Category: Parish Life
Last updated: 2023-07-16 00:06:26

Over the weekend of June 9th through 11th, members of the parish enjoyed a weekend away at Our Lady of Kazan church in Russian River! The weekend was filled with fellowship through food, drink, games, and sun! Parishoners spent Saturday hiking, wine tasting, going to the beach, or just relaxing on the church property. The campout was a success, and we hope we can have an even larger group next year!

Feast of the Nativity 2023 - 01/23/2023
Category: Parish Life
Last updated: 2023-02-19 18:43:03

We celebrated the Nativity of our Lord and took our annual parish photo on January 7th.

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas season. Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

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St. Herman's Feast Day 2022 - 01/23/2023
Category: Parish Life
Last updated: 2023-02-19 18:31:20

On December 25th, we celebrated our annual parish feast day. We were honored by the visit of our Archbishop Kyril, and all joined together following the liturgy for a festal meal.

Please check out the photo gallery for more pictures of the liturgy and meal following.

Vallis Family Baptism - 01/16/2023
Category: Parish Life
Last updated: 2023-02-19 17:27:14

The Vallis Family was baptized on the eve of our parish feast day, December 24th! We congratulate Ben (Seraphim), Naomi (Marina), Maddie (Mary), Katie (Katherine), and Edward (Stephen) on their new journey into Orthodoxy and their sponsors, George and Haritina Mihaila, for their new responsibility of guiding them. God grant you many years!

Abode Adopt-a-Family Fundraiser - 12/26/2022
Category: Parish Life
Last updated: 2023-02-19 16:58:22

Here is the abundance of gifts collected for the two local families we sponsored for this year's annual Adopt-a-Family drive!

Pilgrimage to Calistoga Monastery - 11/07/2022
Category: Parish Life
Last updated: 2022-11-07 19:14:50

On Saturday, November 5th, our parish had a pilgrimage to the Holy Assumption Monastery in Calistoga, CA. We had a wonderful and spiritually nourishing day thanks to the gracious hospitality of Mother Melania and the sisterhood. Please see the image gallery for photos and a description of our day!

Delpozo Family Baptism - 09/07/2022
Category: Parish Life
Last updated: 2022-09-07 23:47:04

Congratulations to the Delpozo family, Dominic (Momdomnic), Myla (Sofia), Isabella (Elizabeth), Ystella (Estelle), and Eli (Elijah), on the occasion of their baptism Saturday, September 3rd! They received their first Holy Communion on Sunday alongside their sponsors, Craig (Stephen), Nadia, Natalya, Alexandra, and Nicholas Temple. We welcome the Delpozos into our church family and wish you Many Years!

Click here to see a video of the blessed event.

Dormition BBQ Potluck - 09/07/2022
Category: Parish Life
Last updated: 2022-09-07 21:50:32

The parish had a fun filled afternoon at the Bradley residence celebrating the feast of Dormition! Check out the photos section for more pictures!

Tonsuring of Reader Basil - 09/07/2022
Category: Parish Life
Last updated: 2023-02-19 18:12:18

On August 14th 2022, our altar server Basil Thompson was tonsured a reader.

To view video of the event, click here. An entire gallery of photos can be found here.


Video of Russian River HIghlights - 07/10/2022
Category: Parish Life
Last updated: 2022-07-10 21:28:00

The annual Russian River Campout was a great success... wonderful times of fellowship, prayer, and recreation were enjoyed by all participants.

Please enjoy the video highlights: