St Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
161 N. Murphy Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Feast of the Nativity 2023 - 01/23/2023

We celebrated the Nativity of our Lord and took our annual parish photo on January 7th.

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas season. Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

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St. Herman's Feast Day 2022 - 01/23/2023

On December 25th, we celebrated our annual parish feast day. We were honored by the visit of our Archbishop Kyril, and all joined together following the liturgy for a festal meal.

Please check out the photo gallery for more pictures of the liturgy and meal following.

Vallis Family Baptism - 01/16/2023

The Vallis Family was baptized on the eve of our parish feast day, December 24th! We congratulate Ben (Seraphim), Naomi (Marina), Maddie (Mary), Katie (Katherine), and Edward (Stephen) on their new journey into Orthodoxy and their sponsors, George and Haritina Mihaila, for their new responsibility of guiding them. God grant you many years!

Abode Adopt-a-Family Fundraiser - 12/26/2022

Here is the abundance of gifts collected for the two local families we sponsored for this year's annual Adopt-a-Family drive!

St Nicholas Party 2022 - 12/21/2022

On December 17th, before the Vigil service for St Nicholas, we had a St Nicholas party for the children of the parish.

In addition to making and decorating ornaments and cookies, the children heard the life of St Nicholas and discussed how we might incorporate his virtues into our own lives.

A wonderful time was had by all!

Pilgrimage to Calistoga Monastery - 11/07/2022

On Saturday, November 5th, our parish had a pilgrimage to the Holy Assumption Monastery in Calistoga, CA. We had a wonderful and spiritually nourishing day thanks to the gracious hospitality of Mother Melania and the sisterhood. Please see the image gallery for photos and a description of our day!

Delpozo Family Baptism - 09/07/2022

Congratulations to the Delpozo family, Dominic (Momdomnic), Myla (Sofia), Isabella (Elizabeth), Ystella (Estelle), and Eli (Elijah), on the occasion of their baptism Saturday, September 3rd! They received their first Holy Communion on Sunday alongside their sponsors, Craig (Stephen), Nadia, Natalya, Alexandra, and Nicholas Temple. We welcome the Delpozos into our church family and wish you Many Years!

Click here to see a video of the blessed event.

Dormition BBQ Potluck - 09/07/2022

The parish had a fun filled afternoon at the Bradley residence celebrating the feast of Dormition! Check out the photos section for more pictures!

Tonsuring of Reader Basil - 09/07/2022

On August 14th 2022, our altar server Basil Thompson was tonsured a reader.

To view video of the event, click here. An entire gallery of photos can be found here.


Video of Russian River HIghlights - 07/10/2022

The annual Russian River Campout was a great success... wonderful times of fellowship, prayer, and recreation were enjoyed by all participants.

Please enjoy the video highlights:

Baptism of Daniel Lee - 02/01/2021

On Thursday, January 15/28th, we had the great joy of celebrating the baptism of Daniel Lee. Daniel has been attending catechism classes and services at St Herman’s for over two years now and the time was right for his entry into the fulness of the Orthodox faith. His sponsor, Nathaniel Batlle, as well as a few friends were present for Daniel’s baptism. Daniel attended the Liturgy yesterday to receive his first Communion. It is a joyous and inspiring thing that God continues to grow His Holy Church no matter what challenges we may be facing. We pray that Daniel, who served our country as a Marine (as did his sponsor Nathaniel), will bring forward into his Orthodox life the motto of the Marine Corp: ‘Semper Fidelis’ – ‘Always Faithful’.