An iconic sight: Kodiak’s Russian Orthodox Church

Kodiak, AK Russian Orthodox Church

Just like Ft. Abercrombie and Pillar Mountain, there are a few other places on Kodiak that cling in my mind from childhood. Anything I knew about the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral — or the Russian Church as I’ve always known it — I’ve long since forgotten. I’m terrible about those kinds of details. But I can tell you it was originally built in 1794 by a mission of Russian Orthodox monks and is supposed to be the oldest Orthodox parish in North America.

If you’re interested you can click here for a bit more information on the church and St. Herman of Alaska. This seminary is in his name:

St. Herman Seminary

St. Herman Seminary


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