Russian Orthodox bell returned to Kodiak

NICOLE KLAUSS, Kodiak Daily Mirror - 14/10/13 KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A 200-year-old Russian Orthodox bell has been returned to Alaska after being held by Catholics for more than a century in Southern California. The bell, known as the San Fernando bell, was returned to Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral on Oct. 1 and is waiting to be placed ...

Pilgrims celebrate St. Herman on Spruce Island

NICOLE KLAUSS Kodiak Daily Mirror 10/8/2012 SPRUCE ISLAND, Alaska -- Pilgrims from across the world traveled here Wednesday to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the canonization of St. Herman of Alaska. The annual pilgrimage drew around 100 people who arrived by boat to visit the holy site where Orthodox Christianity celebrates its roots in America. Bells rang as the Orthodox ...