Archbishop Herman of Philadelphia Suffers Minor Stroke

On Tuesday, June 13, 2000, His Eminence, Archbishop HERMAN of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania suffered what appears to be a slight stroke.

Archbishop HERMAN had just returned to Saint Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary in South Canaan, PA from a visit to Russia, where he had been representing the Orthodox Church in America, when aides noted that he was experiencing slurring in his speech. He was immediately rushed to Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA, where he underwent a series of tests. He was released from the hospital on Friday, June 16.

While Archbishop HERMAN will undergo further tests, he continues to maintain his schedule of services, parish visitations, and other duties unhindered.

“We ask that the faithful of the Orthodox Church in America remember Archbishop HERMAN in their prayers,” says Protopresbyter Robert Kondratick, OCA Chancellor.

In addition to his duties in the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, Archbishop HERMAN is currently serving as Interim Treasurer of the Orthodox Church in America.

Cards and greetings may be sent to Archbishop HERMAN, PO Box 130, South Canaan, PA 18459.