Eagle River, Alaska

Antiochian Archdiocese

Saint John Orthodox Cathedral

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Saint John’s community sits at the base of the Chugach mountains in Eagle River, Alaska. It began as a ministry for young adults and eventually became part of the Orthodox Church.
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Community Highlight

Prayers of Naming for Elijah Armstrong Jones

Congratulations!Elijah Armstrong Jones was born on February 13 to Chris and Katy Jones. We were glad to say the Prayers of Naming for Elijah this past Sunday, May 24.‘We thank You that You have kept safe through childbearing Your handmaid by Your will. Bless also this child that has been born of her. Increase him; sanctify him; enlighten him; give him virtue; and endow him with a good understanding.’

Sunday's Homily Excerpt -May 24, 2020

Jesus Christ is the light of world and He will be with us and guide us if we trust Him. Two different kinds of people can be seen in the Gospel today: proud men who refused to change and accept the truth when it was right in front of them; and the blind man who received not only his eyesight but also spiritual light as he believed in Jesus Christ. On this day and in the days ahead, let us ask God to show us His light and lead us, and let us be willing to change whenever His light shows us we are wrong or that we have more to learn.- Fr. Marc Dunaway

"One Accord"

Excerpts from Christian writers Past and Present

When a blind man gradually recovers his sight and notices the appearance of a man and bit by bit ascertains what he is, it is not the features that undergo transformation or take a new shape. Rather, as the vision of that man's eyes becomes clearer, he sees his features. It is as though they wholly imprint themselves on his vision and penetrate through it, impressing and engraving themselves, as on a tablet, on the mind and memory of the soul. Even so You Yourself, O Lord, became visible to me when You, by the clear light of the Holy Spirit, had entirely cleansed my mind. - St. Symeon the New Theologion