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Address: Lincoln and Cathedral Streets, Sitka, AK
Phone Number: 907/747-8120
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An informative look into another faith.

After visiting the Russian Bishop House this was a must see. It is very bare bones inside - the congregation stands the entire service and look into a golden room which represents... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Reynoldsburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

After visiting the Russian Bishop House this was a must see. It is very bare bones inside - the congregation stands the entire service and look into a golden room which represents the kingdom of heaven. It was very informative and interesting to learn of another's faith.

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Avon, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Interesting history and active church. Learning about Russian history and the present day congregation was worthwhile.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I visited St. Michael's Cathedral in Sitka the middle of July. Its outside appearance is not that of a typical Cathedral but its inside is breathtaking. Even though I am not of the Russian Orthodox faith, I truly appreciated its awe inspiring interior. I came away with an overall holy, peaceful feeling,,,,just wish I could have remained longer.

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Farmington, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Don's miss this wonderful church. Our docent was so informative and helped us understand the Russian Orthodox presence in Sitka. If possible, attend a worship service!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Fascinating collection of ikons and memorabilia demonstrates the Russian influence in the town of sitka. There is a nominal charge but it is worth visiting.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Absolutely worth a trip to Sitka. Amazing collection of Icons and religious artifacts. Restored church with fascinating history. Not just a tourist site.

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Lexington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The Russian influence in this small Alaskan town is amazing. This little church has much to offer of that time period.

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Brighton, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We must have gotten there just at noon, as the bells were tolling and tolling a jaunty tune, by hand. Not mechanical. Beautiful history in this building, and it is surrounded by a wonderful little shopping district.

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elizabeth city
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Beautiful church but not worth $5 in my opinion. If you've seen an orthodox church that's what's is inside. The original church burned in the 1960's but the locals saved the valuables--good story but I just can't justify the admission fee.

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coronado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This church is beautiful inside and has an interesting history. Definitely combine it with a visit to the church's gift shop across the street

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Address: Lincoln and Cathedral Streets, Sitka, AK
Phone Number: 907/747-8120
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Sitka

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