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Father Gerasim of New Valaam
by R. Monk Gerasim

Father Gerasim of New Valaam by R. Monk Gerasim
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…A monk like me, fleeing the glory of men, will come and live on Spruce Island.”

— St. Herman of Alaska


This prophecy was fulfilled 100 years later in the person of Father Gerasim (1888–1969), who lived a hermitic way of life on Spruce Island, Alaska, for 30 years, praying alone for the world. His standard was Christianity of the heart.

Father Gerasim of New Valaam includes a preliminary Life of this righteous confessor, together with selections from his letters and three of his articles, all of which are largely autobiographical. From his words there emerges a warm, loving and endearing man, close to God’s creation. At the same time, we see him as a bearer of the holy tradition of Optina Monastery, a true knower of God to whom contact with the other world was a common reality.

Book Details

  • Publisher: St. Herman of Alaska Press (June 1, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0938635298
  • ISBN-13: 978-0938635291
  • Paperback: 112 pages
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