Sobor of St. Herman of Alaska Accessible

Edmonton, Alberta

Sobor of St. Herman of Alaska

Founded 1977

Diocese: Archdiocese of Canada

Deanery: Alberta Deanery


9930 - 167 St
Edmonton, Alberta T5P 4W7


Office: 780-484-9804

Fax: 780-481-1966

Parish Contacts

12105-63 St
Edmonton, AB T5W 4G7
Home: 780-435-9529


General Location
St Herman of Alaska Orthodox Sobor is located in the west end of Edmonton, the capital of the Province of Alberta.  Edmonton is a growing, cosmopolitan city of over one million people located in North-Central Alberta.

From Whitemud Freeway
Travel west to 170 St exit and turn north.  Proceed for about 2 kilometers to 100 Ave.  Turn right, travel east for 3 blocks to 167 St.  The Church is on your right with an ivory white finish and a silvery-blue roof over the dome.

From Yellowhead Freeway
Travel east or west to 170 St exit and proceed south for 4 kilometers to 100 Ave.  Turn left and travel four blocks to 167 St.  The church is on the right.

Schedule of Services

6:00 PM Vigil followed by Confessions.
Saturday Evening

9:15 AM Hours; 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy, followed by fellowship.
Sunday Morning

7:00 PM Great Vespers.
Eves of Great Feasts

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Mornings of Great Feasts

6:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
Wednesday Evenings in Great Lent

Daily Worship.  Please consult the Monthly Calendar on the parish website or contact the parish office.

Parish Background

St Herman of Alaska Orthodox Sobor is a parish in the Archdiocese of Canada of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA).

By God’s grace, under the zealous leadership of Fr Yaroslav Roman a small group of faithful initiated St Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in 1977.  For 6 months the faithful worshipped in a home until property was purchased on Ellerslie Rd in southeast Edmonton.  A chapel was fashioned in the garage where we worshipped until 1982.

Later property was purchased at 10320 147 St and converted into a Church.  The parish increased in size and ministry during this time under the leadership of Fr Stephen Keaschuk.  In 1997 a new temple was built at 9930 - 167 St in Edmonton’s west end.

In December of 1999, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Theodosius and His Grace Bishop Seraphim concecrated the temple and the altar. In December of 2002, by Decree of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America, St Herman of Alaska Church was elevated to the status of Sobor. During this year of 2002, the Sobor of St. Herman celebrated its 25th Anniversary with events happening in both August and December on the feast days of St. Herman. Our projects have been to produce a recording of the Divine Liturgy and a History of the Parish booklet.

A weekly bulletin is published and emailed.  Parish Council minutes are posted on the bulletin board.  A web page was established in 1999 to utilize this new mode of communication:

By the grace of God, the parish continues to grow in numbers, from a cross-section of social, economic and cultural backgrounds.

St Herman of Alaska Orthodox Sobor parish strives to be faithful to the Holy Traditions of the Orthodox Church.  The people have brought a multitude of talents which are being shared in the parish for the mutual upbuilding of all.  Together we grasp the injunction of our Patron, the Holy Elder St Herman, “From this day forth, from this hour, from this minute, let us love God above all and do His holy will.”