Eagle River, Alaska

Antiochian Archdiocese

Saint John Orthodox Cathedral

Our Parish

Aerial Tour

Service Schedule

Saint John's School

About Orthodoxy

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.
Sunday Divine Liturgy - 10:00am
Saturday Vespers - 7:15pm

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 - Spring 2024Coffe Hour Host Schedule - Spring 2024
  • 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

July 4 saw some sun and lots of summer flowers.

Sunday's Homily Excerpt -

The events we hear about today from the Book of Acts took place on the first Pentecost 50 days after Jesus rose from the dead. We could ask, why did this event happen on the Jewish Feast of Pentecost? It happened because God wanted to show us that His people and that all people in the world in fact were not meant to live their lives by following a bunch of laws, but by having the Spirit of God Himself living in them, leading and guiding them throughout their life, telling them from the inside what was right and wrong. The laws given to the Jews on Mount Sinai were good, but they were only meant to be temporary. What God always wanted to give humanity was His Spirit to live in us.”- Fr. Marc Dunaway, June 23, 2024, Pentecost.-

"One Accord"

Excerpts from Christian writers Past and Present

“In the Church’s annual liturgical cycle, Pentecost is “the last and great day.” It is the celebration by the Church of the coming of the Holy Spirit as the end—the achievement and fulfillment—of the entire history of salvation. For the same reason, however, it is also the celebration of the beginning: it is the “birthday” of the Church as the presence among us of the Holy Spirit, of the new life in Christ, of grace, knowledge, adoption to God and holiness.” - Fr. Alexander Schmemann.