Eagle River, Alaska

Antiochian Archdiocese

Saint John Orthodox Cathedral

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Saint John’s community sits at the base of the Chugach mountains in Eagle River, Alaska. It is a parish in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.
We invite you to join us in our journey to know God and to serve our neighbors within the tradition of Orthodox Christianity.

Parish Happenings

  • Livestream St.John's Services

  • Coffee Hour Info and Schedule

    Coffee Hour after Sunday Liturgy is an important time of fellowship. Please check the schedule in the link below to see when your group is assigned to bring snacks and also when you are to host. Thank you!
    Coffe Hour Info

Community Highlight

Kerry and Gwynn 44th Anniversary
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Kerry and Gwynn Jones celebrated 44 years of marriage on August 4. Fr. Robert prayed prayers of thanksgiving for them at the end of Liturgy on the following Sunday. At Coffee Hour everyone sang 'Many Years' and they shared a special cake they had brought. Fr. Marc told them they their devotion to one another through these many years was an inspiration for all of us.

Sunday's Homily Excerpt -August 14,Fr. Marc Dunaway. Kevin Dougherty

Feast of Dormition - In front of the angels, in the center of the Icon, is Jesus. His face is also serious, reverent, even a bit sad, because He sees that His mother, His mom, had also to undergo death, the separation of the soul from the body. But He also holds something tenderly in His arms. It is soul of His mother, small, like a child, newborn, pure, clothed in white. And He takes that soul to Himself, to protect and keep it, because within Himself He holds the promise of resurrection. Brothers and sisters, if we are joined to Christ in baptism and live a life believing in Him, then at our own departure from this world, we can hold before our eyes the picture that our Lord and His angels will also be there on the other side to receive our soul, our life, for we are His adopted sons and daughters. .-

"One Accord"

Excerpts from Christian writers Past and Present

The Orthodox faith is acquired, strengthened, and maintained chiefly by means of liturgical worship. Liturgical worship is properly considered to be the best school for teaching faith and morals, for it acts abundantly and salutarily on all the powers and capacities of the soul. But if worship is to accomplish all this, then all the faithful must participate in it directly, consciously, actively. - Bp. Nazarius of Nizhni-Novgorod