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

  • Coming Soon! Eagle River Institute
    August 1–5

    We are excited that this is the 25th Anniversary of our Institute. Special this year is that we have three speakers instead of two. We are also excited about some other changes that will make it easier for people to attend. Lectures will be a bit shorter. Meals between presentations will be available for all participants. And most importantly we will offer childcare during the sessions.
    ERI Website
  • St. John’s School Summer Program

    Our School is having a summer program for grades Preschool through 6th grade during June and July. Over 20 students are enrolled. Emphasis is on experiential learning through science experiments, field trips, art projects, as well as some studies to make up for any loss of learning due to Covid.
  • 2021 Summer Youth Group

    After a year break due to covid we are excited to announce that St. John's Youth Group will be meeting again this summer!
    Youth Group Announcment
  • Level One Training for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

    Shelley Finkler will be conducting this training at St. John’s. Dates will be announced soon.
    CGS PageCourse Registration Form

Community Highlight

Coming Soon

eagleriverinstitute.orgThe Eagle River Institute is hosted annually by the members of Saint John Cathedral to provide a forum for Orthodox scholars to address lay people on topics relevant to everyday, Christian life. The Institute will also seek to contribute to the greater, educational needs of the Church by publishing its lectures in various media formats. Register Today!

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Sunday's Homily Excerpt -July 11, 2021

Our Lord says, “Do not be anxious about what you will eat or drink or what you will wear.” He does not mean these things are unimportant to our life. But He does mean that if our life is dominated by these things, not just having them, but having them totally as we desire them -- so that it is not good enough to wear simple clothes, not good enough to have ample food and drink, not good enough to have modest house, not good enough to have loving friends and restorative leisure -- but wanting to have more and more, and this particular thing or that, this is a wrong way to live.- Fr. Marc Dunaway

"One Accord"

Excerpts from Christian writers Past and Present

Say your prayers, and do your work. Have God always before your eyes. Whatever you do, do according to the Scripture, and whatever place you are, don’t leave that place easily. Cling to what is good and beautiful, as you understand it and with all your might. Then, expect and know for sure that you will be tempted to your very last breath. Saint Anthony the Great, 4th century