"Monk's Lagoon -- St Herman of Alaska" Ouzinkie by kaloz

Ouzinkie Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 10 photos

St Herman's Chapel

Ouzinkie is a native village on Spruce Island, just off Kodiak Island. I haven't actually been to the village, but every year in August we travel to Monk's Lagoon to the hermitage of St Herman of Alaska. St Herman was made a saint in 1970 by the Othodox Church in America.

It is a beautiful, peaceful place, and well worth the visit

This site concentrates on the annual pilgrimage.

Monk's Lagoon is just a few miles from the village.

Pilgrims on the Floatilla

Local Fishermen donate the use of their vessels to take the pilgrims from Kodiak to Spruce Island. Be sure to get a life vest from the pile in front of Holy Resurrection Cathedral. If you are prone to "Mal de Mer" bring a patch or dramamine in case the seas are rough.

Pas Vobiscum (Peace Go With You)

Monk's Lagoon is very peaceful. This trip is good for the soul, and spirit. You will come away with a gentle spirit. This is a view of the floatilla anchored in the bay from the Hermitage.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The Home of a Saint
  • Cons:you may get your feet wet
  • In a nutshell:Good for the Soul
  • Last visit to Ouzinkie: Aug 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2003 at 8:56 PM

    Thats quite an opportunity at that spring. The Abandoned Hermitage sounds very different. A very unique page...thank you for the insight.

  • zrim's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2003 at 2:32 PM

    All in all a very cool page.

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2003 at 5:19 PM

    I'll need to go on the Pilgramage one of these years!! Great page!! Love your pictures!!

  • Ken_Weaver's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2003 at 9:41 PM

    What a regal picture of the Archbishop-Hard to imagine in such a tiny village!


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