16th Sunday After Pentecost


Service Schedule


Saturday, 26Sep

Vespers at 600PM

Live Streamed as well


Sunday, 27Sep

Divine Liturgy at 1000AM

Live Streamed as well


Wednesday, 30Sep

Virtual Adult Study at 700PM

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5107 Darrow Road, Hudson, OH 44236

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Corona Update



To all:

Glory to Jesus Christ!

St. Herman's is OPEN and hopeful that many will find themselves feeling comfortable to join us for worship when and as they can.  While the government remains cautious in encouraging us to distance and mask, we are conforming with those guidelines.  When you join us, you'll find:


1) Those attending Divine services are asked to observe social distancing within the confines of the church, including all passageways, the social hall and gathering area, the nave, and any office spaces.  Families that occupy one home are exempt from distancing amongst themselves, but must distance "as a unit" from others.

2)  Those who feel at all ill in any fashion, or who have a fever are asked to refrain from entering the building.

3) Those entering the building will find a hand sanitizing station at the entry to the nave (from the social hall area), and are asked to use the materials there to sanitize hands before entering the nave.

4)  Those coming to the church for services will be asked to wear a mask while inside the building.  If you do not have a mask, one will be provided by the church and are available at this entry point.

5)  While masks are required, there are times when a mask may be temporarily removed:

     a) while one is performing as a reader

     b) when one is approaching the chalice

6)  For the sake of 'safety' in distributing the Eucharist (with 'safety' here indicating caring for the sanctity of the sacrament), the priest will remove his mask to permit capturing any morsel on the communion cloth himself before proceeding.

St. Herman's welcomes all who wish to enter and offer worship and prayer.  Under directives from the Assembly of Bishops, we have received their instructions that Orthodox faithful should worship in their own home parishes.  Nonetheless, we welcome those who are traveling, vacationing, or otherwise away from their homes, or those occassional visitors who wish to join us.  We hope you'll feel welcome to pray with us.  

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


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 - 16th Sunday

[2Cor 6:1-10]  We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For He says: "In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you." Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.  We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed.  But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. 

Gospel - 16th Sunday

[Luke 5:1-11]  So it was, as the multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of God, that He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret, and saw two boats standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone from them and were washing their nets.  Then He got into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little from the land. And He sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat.  When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, "Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch."  But Simon answered and said to Him, "Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net." And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.  So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.  When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!"  For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish which they had taken; and so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men."  So when they had brought their boats to land, they forsook all and followed Him.


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.

Fr. Basil Rusen:

(330) 608-8896


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