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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.
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Tim Mellor Shares New of Special Convention
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Sunday after Liturgy parish council member Tim Mellor shared news and thoughts from the special convention in Dallas where delegates gathered to cast votes for our next Metropolitan. St. John's was represented by Tim and Benjamin Dunaway. The outcome of the voting was that the top three candidates were Bishop John Abdullah, Metropolitan Saba Isper, and Bishop Nicholas Ozone. These three names will be considered by the Patriarch John and the holy synod of Antioch when they meet on February 22.Please pray that the Holy Spirit will bless the Holy Synod’s deliberations and grace the next Metropolitan to lead the Archdiocese in wisdom and holiness

Sunday's Homily Excerpt -January 20, 2023, Dn. Joseph Ray

The story about Zaccheus assures us that we can change. If Zaccheus can change, so can we... When we seek Jesus openly and transparently, being honest about who we are, about what we have done, that we want to change and that we want to right the wrongs we have done, Jesus receives us with total acceptance-

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As a handful of sand thrown into the ocean, so are the sins of all flesh compared with the mind of God. - Saint Isaac the Syrian