On the 15/28 of August the Church commemorates the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos.

On the eve of the Feast John (Shayne) Swenson, an iconographer and close friend of the monastery, arrived for a short pilgrimage bringing with him a beautiful, newly completed icon of St. Herman of Alaska for the Church.

We attached a small relic of St. Herman to the icon itself and then placed it in a large frame, placing it to the right of an icon of St. John Maximovitch and on an analogion beneath an icon of St. Innocent of Alaska.

For those interested in purchasing an icon he has painted, contact him either on Facebook or go to his website: http://shayneswensonicons.com/