Orthodox America


  The Call of St. Herman to Young Orthodox zealots


Jesus said: As you go, preach, saying.' The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Matthew 10:7

SAINT HERMAN came from Holy Russia to America to acquire the Kingdom of Heaven and help others on the same path. while still inhabiting the fallen earth, he already was dwelling in the Kingdom of Heaven, shining forth with that primal beauty of Adam which is Orthodox sanctity. After his repose he continues to shine brilliantly unto the end of this age. But this shining can reflect and shine forth in no other way than through living human souls which themselves are striving for the light of Orthodoxy. Thus, St. Herman needs zealots of Orthodoxy, like himself, in order to manifest the power of his sanctity and to ignite that Divine Fire of which our Lord spoke: I am come to send fire on the earth, and what will I, but that it be kindled? (Luke 12:49).

St. Herman is the patron of the young. He spent much time instructing children and youth, and after his repose, which occurred in the midst solely of young people, his miracles again have been chiefly worked upon the young. Thus the Orthodox youth is called to a holy mission of which our Church is in great need: to be YOUNG ORTHODOX ZEALOTS OF St. HERMAN.

Orthodox young people of today! You face many serious difficulties as you try to he conscious Orthodox Christians. but the situation is nor at all hopeless. You must seek those of like mind, gather together in the name of the Lord for mutual encouragement under the protection of St. Herman, and grow in spiritual life. Learn how to humbly adapt yourself to the un-worldly wisdom of the Holy Fathers, into which the wisdom of this world does not penetrate! Gather into your heart the treasures of Orthodox spiritual life, that right path to the Kingdom of Heaven - while then is stilt time?

MAKE THE STEP OF DETERMINATION!

HAVE A CONSCIOUS FAITH!

CONDUCT CONSTANT UNSEEN WARFARE!

HAVE ALWAYS BEFORE YOU THE PURPOSE OF LIFE!

BE A ZEALOT MISSIONARY OF TRUE ORTHODOXY!

BE A DISCIPLE OF SAINT HERMAN! 

Monk Herman

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