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Alaska. Russian Orthodox Churches (6 photos)
by Nikolay Murenets Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C:  W: 101 N: 339] (1760)

During my last trip to Alaska Iíve found some nice Russian Orthodox churches...
Orthodoxy arrived in North America when he first missionary team, assembled at Valaam Monastery in northern Russia, reached Alaska in 1794. A first church was built on Kodiak Island, and a number of Alaskan natives were baptized.
By 1867, when Alaska was sold to the USA, the Russian mission was flourishing among the natives... The Bible and the Orthodox liturgy was translated into several Alaskan native languages.

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