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

  • 2021 Summer Youth Group

  • 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.
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  • 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 School Covid Protocol

  • 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

Community Highlight

Deanery Meeting In Portland, OR

Fr. Marc is attending a Northwest Deanery Meeting in Portland this week, June 14,15,16. Bishop Anthony Michaels will preside over the meeting. Father Matthew Howell from Wasilla and Fr. Andrew Bardwell from Homer also are attending (pictured on the left side).

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Sunday's Homily Excerpt -June 13, 2021

When we say the Creed today, we don’t say, ‘We believe…’ Here is the only place where statement of faith drawn up hundreds of years ago can be changed. We say, ‘I believe…’ Because it is the duty of every generation of Christians to embrace as its own this belief, and to let that belief take root and shape our lives.- Fr. Marc Dunaway

"One Accord"

Excerpts from Christian writers Past and Present

The body of the Word, then, being a real human body, in spite of its having been uniquely formed from a virgin, was of itself mortal and, like other bodies, liable to death. But the indwelling of the Word loosed it from this natural liability, so that corruption could not touch it. Thus is happened that two opposite marvels took place at once: the death of all was consummated in the Lord's body; yet, because the Word was in it, death and corruption were in the same act utterly abolished. - Saint Athanasius of Alexandria, On the Incarnation