On September 2, 2012, the St. Herman of Alaska Monastery in Platina, California hosted a celebration of the thirty year anniversary of the repose of Hieromonk Seraphim (Rose). Father Seraphim is known throughout the Orthodox world for his writings. Those attending the Divine Liturgy and the festive meal afterwards included Americans who knew Father Seraphim personally.
Also present were Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Outside of Russia, Bishop Daniel of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, and, of course, Bishop Maxim of Western American, of the Serbian Orthodox Church—the monastery’s ruling bishop.
Over two hundred pilgrims came from all over the country to honor the memory of Hieromonk Seraphim. The weather was soft and warm—a perfect early autumn day in the Shasta-Trinity foothills of Northern California.
Pravoslavie.ru/OrthoChristian.com presents these photographs of the event by Irina Shapoval.