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St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church

Address: 16515 Centerfield Drive, Suite 201, Eagle River, AK 99577
Phone Number: (907) 688-6026
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
70 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I learned a lot about the blending of the Orthodox and native religions. The decaying cemetery is intentional as the native belief is that the spirit is only on this earth a short while and then travels on to the next world....thus no longer needing the spirit house they build at the time of the person's demise. I loved looking... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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100 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

St Nicholas church is a very cute and small church. We didn't go in but just took some pics. Its worth a quick look.

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Portland, Oregon
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133 reviews 133 reviews
53 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The are two St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Churches, the old church (the oldest still standing in the Greater Anchorage area) and the new church that is still in use. I found the history and stories of the Park to be fascinating and well worth the time for the brief tour. Please read my complete review under the Eklutna Village Historic... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Small and homey, the caretaker gave us an interesting explanation of the melding of Orthadox and native culture that resulted in an almost whimsical graveyard commemorating beloved family members. Interesting for those who like history or are inspired by the faith that led people far from home to tell others about their God. Too much to explain the native beliefs... More 

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