Eagle River, Alaska

Antiochian Archdiocese

Saint John Orthodox Cathedral

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Eagle River Institute

St James House

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 Groups - Updated May 2023Coffe Hour Host Schedule - Fall 2023
  • Inquirer/Catechism Classes on Tuesday Evening this Fall/Winter

    Fr. Marc and Betsy will be hosting these informal gatherings at their home and using the book by M. Kallistos Ware, "The Orthodox Church," as a text for discussion. They are intended for those unfamiliar with Orthodoxy and for those wanting to re-visit the basics of this Faith. See the schedule below for more information.
    Schedule of Classes
  • Thursday Night Talks - 6:30pm Saint James House

    Fr. Marc, with Eric and Hannah, will host this time of discussion and casual conversation around the living room fireplace, about topics all Christians are challenged with in our modern world. We will approach these topics from the Orthodox perspective, but this doesn’t mean we will always come to perfect conclusions on every topic. Rather we will listen and learn from others and try to have an open mind about some things. The format will be to read a short something together followed by a discussion. Weekly articles can be found at the following link.
    Articles for Thursday Night Talks

Community Highlight

May His Memory Be Eternal!
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Fr. Michael Oleksa was buried in St. John's cemetery. The members of St. John's mingled with other friends and family of Fr. Michael's from all across Alaska. Bishop Alexei presided over the gravesite service. In this picture John Oleksa, Fr. Michael's oldest son, tosses a handful of dirt into the grave at the end of the service.Your friend, Fr. Marc

Sunday's Homily Excerpt -November 12, 2023 - Fr. Marc Dunaway

The good works God ‘created us for’ are almost always opportunities right in front of us. The good Samaritan helped the beaten man he came across as he travelled down the road. Blessed Olga of Alaska, whom the OCA bishops this past week decided to recognize as a new saint, made mittens, fed children, and helped needy women in her small village of Kwethluk. So now it is our mission to ‘go and do likewise,’ as Christ told the lawyer in today’s Gospel..-

"One Accord"

Excerpts from Christian writers Past and Present

In God's heart and in His love, each one of us has always existed. From all eternity God saw each one of us as an idea or thought in His divine mind, and for each one from all eternity He has a special and distinctive plan. -- Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, from the Orthodox Way,