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A blue, onion-shaped globe tops this small, wooden historic building. It was built in the 1830s marking a site that has had ... More
St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
A blue, onion-shaped globe tops this small, wooden historic building. It was built in the 1830s marking a site that has had constant Athabascan presence since at least 1652 (though oral tradition has it that the settlement dates back more than 1000 years). Many of the original icons remain in this church although services are conducted next door in a new church built in the 1960s. This church is set inside the Eklutna Historical Park and is part of a continuing exhibit. Eklutna still celebrates the Russian Christmas, 12 days after December 25.
Reviews for St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church: 2
By A Yahoo Contributor, 12/26/11
I was happy to pay to have the experienced and trained guide explain to me the history of the native peoples of Alaska, the station of Eklutna, a chief named Big Mike, and about this section of American history, the history of when Alaska was part of Russia. My guide was named Sophia and she did great, knew about the Icons and what was really interesting. The grave sites are amazing. It is not just a tour of a place, it is a history of a native people and a Russian nation, and the American nation buying it all. Incredible. Also it was so peaceful there, you can have tea and stay as long as you want. Awesomeness. And you can buy a real ICON at the gift shop for cheap price that has been blessed by a Russian Orthodox Priest.
Charge you to see a run down church. Should be free not $5 just to look at it. For god sake its a church. PPL these days are money hungry and are vulture like to poor tourist trying to see history. Pretty soon they will charge just to look at mountains.
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