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Photo: Remembrance

The Rev. George Silides of Holy Trinity Church gives a Service of Deconsecration and Remembrance to a gathering Saturday. The site is soon to be cleared of the remains from the March 12 fire. Sound off on the important issues at
Photo: Reburied with honor

The Rev. George Silides of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, left, leads a service Wednesday as human remains are laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery. Native...
Photo: Donation to Holy Trinity

Standing on the site of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church's former altar, Rev. George Silides, right, receives a $3,000 check for the church's rebuilding fund from Jetta Whittaker, chairperson of the Juneau Unitarian...
Photos: Congregation marks one-year anniversary of church fire

...We plan to break ground in June (for the new Holy Trinity Church), pending a sufficient insurance settlement," George Silides said. Convicted arsonist Robert Huber was recently given an eight-year prison sentence for starting the blaze...
Old church and hall a loss to town

...issues of the week at "Our building is gone, but our church still stands," the Rev. George Silides said Sunday. Holy Trinity, at 325 Gold Street, was the second oldest church building in Juneau and registered as...
Marshal calls fire at church suspicious

...arson. "I have never been anywhere where the reputation of an institution was so universally revered," the Rev. George Silides said Monday. The church included McPhetres Hall, which was widely used by the public. A statement issued by Etheridge...
Foundation footing poured for new Holy Trinity church

...with seven years suspended. The church will cost $3.7 million to construct and furnish, according to the Rev. George Silides. The congregation has $2.8 million in the bank and has raised another $245,000. The new building is expected...
Concert, auction to help 'open doors' for Holy Trinity

...Sunday services. "We could conduct church without making the building available to the community," said the Rev. George Silides, "but then we wouldn't be the church we want to be." The old church hosted numerous concerts, coffeehouses...
Governor orders flags lowered for former senator

...Kodiak-Aleutian District. In 1978, Poland was an unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor. She later was appointed director of commercial fisheries. Poland is survived by her husband, George Silides, a son and two daughters.
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Church demolition begins was beloved, it has seemed increasingly disrespectful for it to lie in the state it has been in," said Rev. George Silides, Holy Trinity's pastor. "So it's been a great relief for this work to begin," he continued. "It's a physical...


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