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History Notes concerning Orthodox Christianity and the Alaska Church

...was transferred to Sitka and learned Tlingit and devised an alphabet for it; he built a school and designed St. Michael's Cathedral there. He sent Elia Tizhnev to Kodiak to begin translation work among the Alutiiqs. He assigned the Aleut priest...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-02-16/history-notes-concerning-orthodox-c
Neighbors
Running of the Boots raises funds for Sitka Local Foods Network

...best-dressed boots, zaniest costume, best couple, best kids group and more. The new course starts by St. Michael's Cathedral, and heads down Lincoln Street toward City Hall, takes a left on Harbor Drive and loops up Maksoutov Street and...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-09-22/running-boots-raises-funds-sitka-lo
Neighbors
New Orthodox bishop installed in Sitka

...Diocese of Sitka and all Alaska.Sterry David Mahaffey Jr., 61, was installed Sunday during a ceremony at St. Michael's Cathedral in Sitka. Mahaffey had been serving as the diocese's administrator and chancellor, a post he'd held since...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-25/new-orthodox-bishop-installed-sitka
State
New Orthodox bishop installed in Sitka

...Diocese of Sitka and all Alaska.Sterry David Mahaffey Jr., 61, was installed Sunday during a ceremony at St. Michael's Cathedral in Sitka. Mahaffey had been serving as the diocese's administrator and chancellor, a post he'd held since...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-24/new-orthodox-bishop-installed-sitka
State
Historic church revisits its past

Rebuilt from its own ashes, St. Michael's Cathedral in Sitka celebrates its 150-year history this weekend. The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church in America and other dignitaries...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111899/Loc_stmichaels.html
Local
Photo: Visiting Russian Orthodox clerics

Alaska Russian Orthodox Diocese Bishop Nikolai, right, leads visiting church dignitaries on a tour of St. Michael's Cathedral on Wednesday in Sitka. Also shown are Bishop Tikhon, left, bishop of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080705/sta_20050807003.shtml
News
Former Russian Orthodox priest admits to embezzling money from Sitka parish

...priest has pleaded guilty to mail fraud for embezzling money from his Sitka parish. Eugene Bourdukofsky left St. Michael's Cathedral in 1997. but the embezzlement wasn't reported to the FBI until last year. Last week, Bourdukofsky pleaded...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120602/sta_priesttheft.shtml
News
Shoes of church's bellringer hard to fill

...Sasha Hartman moves away this week. For the last two and a half years, Hartman has been the bell- ringer at St. Michael's Cathedral. But Hartman is moving to Spruce Island near Kodiak. The Orthodox church has yet to find a replacement. Five...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051203/loc_bellringer.shtml
News
Census commissions totem pole in Sitka

...Sitka carver Tommy Joseph and had its first public showing last week at a ceremony where it was blessed by St. Michael's Cathedral priest Father Elia Larson. The Daily Sitka Sentinel reported the pole is now on a statewide tour starting in Anchorage...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022310/reg_566536952.shtml
Regional News
This Day in History

...was sculpted by Victor Alonzo Lewis. The model was "Skagway Bill" Fonda. In 1964, two Sitka landmarks, St. Michael's Cathedral and the Russian Mission Building, were officially recognized as National Historic Landmarks. In the nation In...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101804/sta_thisday.shtml
News

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