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Video: Pilgrimage to Spruce Island | Indie Alaska

Spruce Island near Kodiak is considered by many Orthodox Christians to be one of the holiest sites in North America.

The island was home to the hermitage of Herman of Alaska during the early 1800s.

Every year, in early August, the Orthodox Church in America celebrates the canonization of St. Herman with a Liturgy, pilgrimage, and banquet.

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