Talk:Herman of Alaska

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I Hope its ok, I Added the Kontakion to St Herman, I Just Got it E-mailed to Me and Thought it Should be Here

Clarification needed[edit]

The date of his repose is inconsistent. At the time of his death, the New and Old calendars were 12 days apart. Since then, they have drifted only 1 more day (in 1900). If he died December 13 New Calendar, that would be December 1 Old Calendar. He would then be celebrated on December 13 New Calendar and December 1 Old Calendar (which occurs December 14 on the New calendar). If he died December 13 Old Calendar, that would be December 25 New Calendar. He should then be celebrated December 25 New Calendar and December 13 Old Calendar (which now occurs December 26 on New Calendar). Old and New Calendar celebrations should be only 1 physical day apart, not 12 or 13. 74.93.67.113 (talk) 21:53, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

What is a "staretz"? It's used twice in the end of the article, but I don't think that the layperson reading the article would know what it means. --Eddylyons 20:43, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

A staretz or starets is an Elder or spiritual advisor. There is a Wikipedia article about it here: Starets. MishaPan 18:30, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Spruce Island or Kodiak?[edit]

The first line says he died on Kodiak, but the infobox says Spruce and the body text appears to imply the same thing. Which is it? Lockesdonkey 16:34, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

For heaven's sake, it was easy enough to check and fix... TCC (talk) (contribs) 22:14, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Herman?[edit]

I think the correct name would be "German", as "Herman" is German name while "German" is Roman name. I see it unlikely he had German name. Also his name is written "German" ("Герман") in Russian.--Dojarca (talk) 18:01, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Yes, but /Г/ is often transliterated to /H/ in English, and "Herman of Alaska" is how he is generally known in English; "German" is not a very common personal name in English, or a liturgical one either.Skookum1 (talk) 02:49, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
IMHO there is no doubt it's right to keep original 'Herman' spelling as it has already been included in holy memories of St. John Maximovitch, Fr. Seraphim and others. 'Herman' is more acceptable even for a Russian eye than somewhat ambiguous 'German'. B7elijah (talk) 20:51, 9 August 2011 (UTC)