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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.
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Community Highlight

Thanksgiving Morning Prayer Service

Covid did not keep us from our annual prayer service at Saint Sergius Chapel on Thanksgiving morning. We simply moved the service outside. Fr. Marc and Fr. Tom led the ‘Te Deum’ service, which includes prayers for civil authorities. The name of the service comes from the Latin words that begin the hymn at the end of the service and in English mean ‘You, O God.’ This is an early Christian hymn of praise, traditionally ascribed to Saints Ambrose and Augustine, on the occasion of the latter’s baptism by the former in AD 387.‘We praise You, O God, we acknowledge You to be the Lord. All the earth worships You, the Father everlasting.’ (Te Deum)

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Sunday's Homily Excerpt -November 28, 2020

There are times when our work in the Church is exciting. In my life it was exciting as we moved towards becoming Orthodox and when we were building the Cathedral. In Saturday’s Gospel the 72 apostles returned from their journeys excited about what they had witnessed. Jesus was excited with them as He said, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.’ But life goes up and down and our work is not always exciting. So to help the apostles and us keep perspective Jesus immediately added: ‘However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.’ This is what matters ultimately. - Saturday Homily by Fr. Marc Dunaway-

"One Accord"

Excerpts from Christian writers Past and Present

O God, give our leaders reason and understanding, that they may judge Your people uprightly; and preserve Your Church in tranquility, and without affliction. Make them victorious over enemies; terrible to evil-doers, gracious to those who are good and worthy to be trusted. Kindle their heart unto consideration of the needy, unto hospitality to strangers, unto the defense of those who are assailed; that, guiding those who are subject to their governance in the way of truth and of righteousness, and putting aside all pretense and corruption, they may deserve the loyalty of all the people whom You have committed to their authority. – Kneeling Prayer at the end of the Te Deum service.