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Source: Orthodox Church in America KODIAK, AK [OCA] – His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, will preside at the annual pilgrimage here August 7-9, 2013 marking the 43rd Anniversary of the Glorification of Saint Herman of Alaska, one of the first Orthodox Christian missionaries who began his ministry in North America in 1794. Saint Herman was glorified by the Church on August 9, 1970 and is universally recognized as a saint of the Orthodox Church and the protector of the Church in North America.  He is the first Orthodox Christian saint to have been glorified in North America, where Orthodox Christianity will…