As Orthodox Christians, we recognize that prayer is an essential part of our daily lives that guides our actions. Prayer is also an invaluable contribution to helping the homeless and poor in America.  We ask that you remember FOCUS Cleveland, its staff, and all those we serve in your daily prayers.

A Prayer for St. Herman House

O Heavenly King, Comforter, who grants all blessings,
we thank You for Your abundant grace and mercies.
Help us to be good stewards of Your treasury
through the ministry of St. Herman House.

Help us to strip ourselves of our earthly adornment,
that the poor may be sufficiently clothed and fed.
And, by so loving our neighbor,
adorn us with the everlasting pearls of virtue instead.

Where there is suffering, help us to bring Your mercy.
Where there is despair, Your hope;
Where there is pain, You who are the Comforter;
Where there is hatred, You who are Love;

Daily guide our lives and our work in St. Herman House,
So that we may do all things,
In every place and at all times,
For Your glory.

Worship Services

Daily Services at St. Herman House: 
Morning office at 6:30am
9th Hour at 4:00pm

St. Herman of Alaska

St. Herman of Alaskawas a Russian Orthodox monk and missionary to Alaska. His gentle approach and ascetic life earned him the love and respect of both the native Alaskans and the Russian colonists. He is considered by many Orthodox Christians as the patron saint of North America.

Orthodox Christianity

FOCUS is a Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve. We area ministry of Eastern Orthodox Christians in the United States. There are many resources to learn about Orthodoxy. A good place to start is the website of the OCA jurisdiction. Click on the button below to learn more.

Prayer Requests

Email to add your name to the FOCUS prayer list. You and your loved ones will be remembered daily in the chapel of St. Herman’s House, where we read prayers every morning and evening.