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 began as a ministry for young adults and eventually became part of the Orthodox Church.
We invite you to join us in our journey to know God and to serve our neighbors. Discover the difference in Orthodox Christianity.

Parish Happenings

  • Livestream St.John's Services

  • Service Schedule and Resources

    For the beginning of Lent four, new Liturgy Groups have been established, named after four mountains in the Holy Land, since every Divine Liturgy is an ascent to the Kingdom of God.
    Service ScheduleResources
  • CGS Level 1 Course Registration

    This Level 1 Part A Catechesis of the Good Shepherd course covers course content for the 3-6 year old child's first 2 years in an Atrium. It will be held at St. John Orthodox Cathedral from 9:30 - 4:30 on the following dates: June 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, of 2021. It will be taught by Shelley Finkler with assistance from Sarah Lindamood.
    CGS PageCourse Registration Form
  • 2021 Soup Suppers Takeout

    The 'Sisters of Mary and Martha' are organizing take-out Soup Suppers for all those who attend Presanctified Liturgies on Wednesday and Friday nights. No donation is necessary. This is their offering to all of us as we return to services during Lent. Thank you to all who are cooking soup, bread and dessert.
  • Updated Schoolf Covid Protocol

Community Highlight

Pascha Afternoon

CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED, HE IS RISEN. After the Agape Vespers we shared a 'take-out' meal on the Church lawn. The meal was inspired by Benjamin Dunaway and prepared by family and friends.More pictures from Holy Week and Pascha 2021 can be found on the Cathedral website under the menu, 'About Us/Photo Gallery'.

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Sunday's Homily Excerpt -May 9, 2021

'Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.' - This past year of the pandemic has given us the opportunity to winnow our faith, the chaff of our religious habits separated from the kernel of what is essential, that Jesus IS risen from the dead and that He is my Lord and my God. This the heart of the Gospel that we are called to embrace and proclaim.- Fr. Marc Dunaway

"One Accord"

Excerpts from Christian writers Past and Present

So, all of you, enter the joy of our Lord. One and all, enjoy your reward. Rich and poor, dance together. Ascetics and easy-goers, honor the day. You who have fasted and you who have not, be glad today and delight in the Lord. The table is full. Let all enjoy it. The food is ample. Let none go away hungry. Let all enjoy the banquet of faith, all enjoy the wealth of God’s goodness. - St. John Chrysostom - Paschal Homily, translation by Archimandrite Lazarus Moore