Saint John Orthodox Cathedral

Eagle River, Alaska

Antiochian Archdiocese

Eagle River Institute

of Orthodox Christian Studies · August 1-5

Mission Statement: The 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 also contributes to the greater, educational needs of the Church by publishing its lectures as podcasts.

The Institute began in 1995. It is held each summer August 1-5, and offers twelve hours of instruction in a variety of Orthodox topics, including Theology, History, Liturgy, Spirituality, and Scriptural Studies. In 2020, it began a cooperative effort with the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA) to develop catechetical resources.

Lodging: A limited number of guest rooms are available on the Cathedral grounds. Some lodging may also be available in the homes of parishioners. For more information please inquire by email,, or by phone at 907-696-2002.

Meals: Saint John’s parishioners will provide snacks during breaks and a hearty, fasting meal between sessions for all participants.