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 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.

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Community Highlight

Cathedral Spring Cleaning Day
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Mary Curry and Kh. Colleen help the young people sign up for cleaning jobs on Saturday morning. Each one earned a ticket for completing a job, which earned them a chance to win one of the prizes Fr. Robert and Kh. Colleen provided. The cleaning day was a lot fun thanks to this good preparation. And the Cathedral had the clean smell of Murphy's Oil Soap by midday. Thank you to everyone who came out to help!

Sunday's Homily Excerpt -March 19, 2023, Fr. Marc Dunaway

We will have suffering in this life - the involuntary suffering which life itself brings to us, our ‘crosses;’ and the voluntary suffering we choose to do to serve God and others. But God is ready to give us grace and mercy to help us.-

"One Accord"

Excerpts from Christian writers Past and Present

Christ’s call to Matthew, “Follow me,” was intended by him to mean “Take my life for you.” ...All the works we perform in the name of Christ, for his sake, and in imitation of him—whether they be fasting, vigil, patience, endurance of suffering or persecution, service, sacrificial love, or crucifixion—are but a voluntary translation of the desire to imitate and unite with Christ - “Follow me”. They express communion in spirit, heart, and intention. - Matthew the Poor, The Communion of Love