Tag Archives: St. Michael’s Cathedral

St. Michael’s listed in Top 10 “endangered” properties

1024px-St_Michaels_Cathedral_-_Sitka_-_backThe Alaska Association for Historic Preservation has listed St. Michael's Cathedral in Sitka as one of the 10 most endangered properties in Alaska. Downloadable audio.

Sitkans gather for Orthodox Christmas

IMG_3186Shortly after the sun rose yesterday (01-07-15) morning, members of St. Michael’s Cathedral in Sitka gathered to celebrate Christmas. In keeping with the Julian calendar, Orthodox Christians around the world will celebrate twelve days of festivities with prayer, presents, and of course, song.

Walking in the footsteps of Russian history

RBH_Exterior2_1Becky Latanich, Chief of Interpretation and Education at Sitka National Historical Park, talks about their new 1-hour tour of Russian-American history through downtown Sitka. Downloadable audio.

Russian Orthodox Christmas 2015

2015-01-07-029Wednesday, January 7th was Christmas on the Julian calendar observed by Orthodox churches around the world. St. Michael's Orthodox Cathedral celebrated a "Christmas Vigil" and Holy Communion on Tuesday evening. Photos by Mike Hicks/KCAW.

Christmas present

StMichaels_smThis is the choir at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Sitka, led by Kathy Hope-Erickson, participating in the Divine Liturgy. The service this year was especially poignant, since the cathedral – which was previously destroyed by fire in 1966 – sits just a few feet above sea level, and was at risk of inundation had a tsunami developed after last Friday’s (1-4-13) magnitude 7.5 earthquake. That all was well in Sitka on this day felt like a very big Christmas present.