Wednesday, August 31, 2016

St. Nicholas Church

Icy Strait Point (30)

Roof was constructed
To shed winter snows
Church to shed sin


Orthodox Church in America (Russian) Hoonah, Alaska 

Located on the Chichagof Island, the small village Hoonah is the largest Tlingit settlement in Alaska; Tlingit have been in this area since prehistory. The Orthodox church was established in 1929. It has been without a priest since the only Tlingit ever ordained to the priesthood, Fr. Michael Williams, died in 1994. The church is served by St. Nicholas, Juneau.

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