A Brief Chronology of the Life of Blessed Hieromonk Seraphim (Rose) of Platina

Born Eugene Dennis Rose 13 August 1934
First attends San Francisco cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia 1956
Graduates from Pomona College with a bachelor’s degree in Oriental Languages 1956
Recieves master’s degree in Oriental Languages from the University of California, Berkeley 1961
Christmated 25 February 1962
Formed the St. Herman Brotherhood (with Gleb Podmoshensky) August 1963
Opens Orthodox Books and Icons bookstore 27 March 1964
Publishes first issue of The Orthodox Word March 1965
Ordained a reader 25 March 1965
Leaves world 27 August 1969
Tonsured a monk, takes name of Seraphim 27 October 1970
Other brothers join Brs. Seraphim and Gleb 1973
Completes first edition of Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future 9 May 1975
Finishes translation of Vita Patrum October 1975
Finishes translation of first volume of The Northern Thebaid 26 November 1975
Ordained a deacon 2 January 1976
Ordained a priest 24 April 1977
Completes The Place of Blessed Augustine in the Orthodox Church Summer 1978
Finishes translation of The Sin of Adam 1979 (reissued later as First-Created Man)
Extensively revises Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future 1979
Publishes The Soul After Death in book form 1980
Resposes in the Lord 2 September 1982