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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 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.

Community Highlight

Baptism of Aurora Hoxie and Savannah Baker

September 12, 2020 - Baptisms of Aurora Marie Hoxie and Savannah Leah BakerPictured are Fr. John and Christine Rogers, Godparents for Aurora, with Veronica and Zach Hoxie, her parents. Godparents for Savannah were Veronica and Zach. Savannah is the daughter of Kevin and Sarah Baker. Both children have Vik and Laura Temple as grandparents.Many Years to the newly-baptized! And congratulations to both families!

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Sunday's Homily Excerpt -September 20, 2020

Today, Jesus invites us to follow Him by taking up our cross. What cross? Anything and everything that divides and isolates. Anything and everything that separates and builds wall between us. As we contemplate Jesus, who is the Way, the Truth and the Life, let us take up our crosses as one, as united. Together. Amen. Dn. Joseph Ray-

"One Accord"

Excerpts from Christian writers Past and Present

Pain is terrible, but surely you need not have fear as well? Can you not see death as the friend and deliverer? It means stripping off that body which is tormenting you: like taking off a hair- shirt or getting out of a dungeon. What is there to be afraid of? You have long attempted (and none of us does more) a Christian life. Your sins are confessed and absolved. Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave it with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind. Remember, though we struggle against things because we are afraid of them, it is often the other way round—we get afraid because we struggle. Are you struggling, resisting? Don’t you think Our Lord says to you ‘Peace, child, peace. Relax. Let go. Underneath are the everlasting arms. Let go, I will catch you. Do you trust me so little?’ Of course, this may not be the end. Then make it a good rehearsal. Yours (and like you a tired traveler near the journey’s end). C.S. Lewis - LETTER TO MARY WILLIS SHELBURNE: On how to rehearse for death and how to diminish fear - 17 June 1963