19th Sunday After Pentecost

Apostle/Evangelist St. Luke


Service Schedule


Saturday, 17Oct

Vespers at 600PM

Live Streamed as well


Sunday, 18Oct

Divine Liturgy at 1000AM

Live Streamed as well


Wednesday, 21Oct

Virtual Adult Study at 700PM

Click the "Adult Study" link below

to enter the Study Room

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5107 Darrow Road, Hudson, OH 44236

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Parish Update



To all:

Glory to Jesus Christ!

This section had been used as a "Corona Update" area for all, but we've been operating under the "fully open" banner for a while now, so it seems prudent to just make this a "catch-all/update" place for information.

Of course, we continue to follow guidelines issued by the State of Ohio and local authorities related to the pandemic.  This includes asking all to wear a mask, to use provided antibacterials to wash hands before entering the church, and to observe what we've come to term as "family distancing" while in the church.

We've established procedures to hear confessions of those who so desire to assure distancing as best we can, and we continue to participate in the Holy Eucharist as the Church would expect us to do! 

Here on the parish web site, we've instituted two NEW FEATURES. 


The first is a button/link to our Adult Study (located just below our Weekly Schedule section), which can be clicked to access our Virtual Study Room every Wednesday evening at 7PM.  Read our Bulletin (link also provided) to find the current week's reading material.


The second is a kind of "revision" to the use of our parish blog site.  It is also availabe via a link on this page, as well as being up via our parish Facebook page which you can find embedded into this page - near the bottom.  The "revision" is to use the blog to put up transcribed homilies from each Sunday (or Festal) service.

Services being conducted in the church on the published schedule are being livestreamed to YouTube at the following address:


You can find the most recent service livestream upload in the video link you'll find below.

We hope you will join us within the walls of the church.  If you are in a high risk group (by virtue of age or other health related conditions), we pray that you will be edified by our on-line offerings, and that you'll be with us in prayer virtually.

Glory forever!

All love in Christ,
Fr. Basil

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This Week's Liturgy's Readings

Epistle - 19th Sunday/St. Luke

[19th Sunday:  2Cor 11:31-12:9]  The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying.  In Damascus the governor, under Aretas the king, was guarding the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desiring to arrest me; but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped from his hands.  It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord: I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago--whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows--such a one was caught up to the third heaven.  And I know such a man--whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows-- how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.  Of such a one I will boast; yet of myself I will not boast, except in my infirmities.  For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, lest anyone should think of me above what he sees me to be or hears from me.  And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.  Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.  And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 

[St. Luke:  Col 4:5-9,14,18]  Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. Tychicus, a beloved brother, faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me.  I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that he may know your circumstances and comfort your hearts, with Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will make known to you all things which are happening here.  Luke the beloved physician and Demas greet you.  This salutation by my own hand--Paul. Remember my chains. Grace be with you. Amen.

Gospel - 19th Sunday/St. Luke

[4th Luke - Luke 8:5-15]  "A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it.  Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked moisture.  And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it.  But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold." When He had said these things He cried, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"  Then His disciples asked Him, saying, "What does this parable mean?" And He said, "To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that 'Seeing they may not see, And hearing they may not understand.'  "Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.  Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.  But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.  Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity.  But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.

[St. Luke:  Luke 10:16-21]  He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me."  Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name."  And He said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.  Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.  Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven."  In that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit and said, "I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight. 


About St. Herman's

Welcome to the website of St. Herman of Alaska Eastern Orthodox Church.

We are an Orthodox Christian Church located in Hudson, OH. We are continuing the mission of the Orthodox Church which was established in 1794 by our patron Saint Herman.

We would love for you to join us and discover the ancient faith that is relevent to all of us today.

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