Diocese of Alaska Assembly emphasizes centrality of stewardship

St. Herman’s blessing cross after restoration.

Orthodox Church in America- November 2015 Clergy and lay delegates from as far as Atka Island in the Aleutian Chain, Fairbanks near the Arctic Circle, and elsewhere across the state of Alaska gathered at Saint Innocent Cathedral here November 6-8, 2015 for the annual Assembly of the Diocese of Alaska. During the opening services, which coincided with ...

The 45th Anniversary of the Canonization of Saint Herman of Alaska

St. Herman

OCA- August 2015 Sunday, August 9, 2015, marked the 45th Anniversary of the Canonization of Saint Herman of Alaska, which took place in Kodiak, AK. The feast is being celebrated this weekend during the annual pilgrimage honoring North America’s first saint in Kodiak, AK, where His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon; His Grace, Bishop David of Sitka and Alaska; ...

Suspect in Kodiak cathedral attack in custody; donations being accepted

Fr. Innocent blesses cathedral interior before services on Thursday, June 11.

KODIAK, AK [OCA] - June 2015 A 21-year-old man apprehended leaving Holy Resurrection Cathedral here on the evening of Wednesday, June 10, 2015, has been charged with felony charges of Burglary II and three counts of Criminal Mischief III. The suspect allegedly broke a dozen windows and desecrated the altar and numerous interior appointments—including the skufia, wrought ...

Kodiak’s Holy Resurrection Cathedral vandalized

Kodiak

OCA- June 2015 At 8:19 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Archpriest Innocent Dresdow was startled to receive a call from Kodiak Police Dispatch.  Asked to meet police officers at Holy Resurrection Cathedral, he was told not to go into or near the church, as it was “an active crime scene.” “I arrived on ...

OCA Alaskan Diocese “gives” a church to Kenya

On February 15, 2015, His Eminence, Archbishop Makarios of Kenya, assisted by his new vicar, His Grace, Bishop Neophytos, consecrated the first church in Africa dedicated to Saint Herman of Alaska—a “gift” from the clergy and laity of the Orthodox Church in America’s Diocese of Alaska. Fifteen parishes and 37 individuals, most of whom are from ...

Alaska Pilgrimage 2015: “Walk the Path of the Saints”

Pilgrims will visit the grave of the saintly Matushka Olga Michael.

ANCHORAGE, AK [Outreach Alaska] - December 2014 Mary Ann Khoury, the coordinator of “Outreach Alaska,” has traveled to Alaska—Orthodox America’s “Holy Land”—many times since 1999. Over the years, she has assisted individuals in planning personal pilgrimages to Spruce Island for the annual Saint Herman Pilgrimage. With the assistance of FOS Tours and Travel, she will lead the ...

Dr. Bruce Foltz to Present Ecology Lecture at St. Vladimir’s Seminary Sept. 1

12/8/13 Dr. Bruce Foltz, an Orthodox Christian and Professor of Philosophy at Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL, will offer a free and public lecture, “The Truth of Nature,” at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here at 7:00 p.m. on September 1, 2013. The talk will contrast today’s post–modern assumptions regarding the environment with patristic and historic Christian ...

Primate of Czech-Slovak Orthodox Church to visit Diocese of Alaska

OCA 23/7/2012 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Christopher, Archbishop of Prague and Primate of the autocephalous Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, will begin a two week visit to the Diocese of Alaska on July 28, 2012. The visit will mark the second time a Primate of one of the world’s autocephalous Orthodox Churches has visited the Diocese. ...

Schedule for annual Saint Herman Pilgrimage Announced

OCA 29/7/2011 Hundreds of faithful will gather here August 7 - 9, 2011, for the annual pilgrimage honoring Saint Herman of Alaska, one of the first Christian missionaries to serve the people of Alaska. According to Priest Innocent Dresdow of Kodiak’s Holy Resurrection Cathedral, the pilgrimage will open on Sunday, August 7, with a welcoming “Saint Yakov Tea” ...

St. Herman’s Seminary begins 37th Academic Year

24/9/2010 KODIAK, AK [SHS] -- Fifteen seminarians participated in two days of orientation marking the opening of Saint Herman's Seminary's 37th academic year. Four faculty members along with guest speakers addressed the seminarians on a variety of aspects of seminary life. According to seminary spokesperson Marina Hoffman, the seminarians, all from the Diocese of Alaska, receive scholarship support ...

Pilgrims from North America, Russia celebrate 40th Anniversary of Saint Herman’s glorification on Spruce Island

KODIAK, AK [OCA] -- On Monday, August 9, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, presided at the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in Saints Sergius and Herman of Valaam Chapel on Spruce Island, which marks the original burial site of Saint Herman of Alaska. It was at this very site that Saint Herman was glorified exactly 40 years ...

40TH Anniversary of St. Herman’s Canonization

40TH Anniversary of St. Herman's canonization to be celebrated during annual Spruce Island Pilgrimage August 9 07/31/2010 KODIAK ISLAND, AK [OCA] -- Hundreds of Orthodox Christian pilgrims are expected to flock to Spruce Island, AK on Monday, August 9, 2010, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the canonization of Saint Herman of Alaska, one of the ...