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Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Church

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an absolute MUST to see in Kenai

This is a beautiful little church from the early 1800s in the Russian Orthodox style. The little... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
moosekebear
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Royal, Arkansas
excellent example of Russian Orthodox influence

Beautiful building, even if all you get to do is see the outside. We were lucky enough to find the... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
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1106 Mission Ave, Kenai, AK 99611-8017
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

This is a beautiful little church from the early 1800s in the Russian Orthodox style. The little church is baby Lue with other colorful touches, and is open at times to see. It is in the OLD TOWN and there are other charming old buildings...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Beautiful building, even if all you get to do is see the outside. We were lucky enough to find the priest in when we visited; very pleasant experience for a bunch of Baptists who didn't know that much about Russian Orthodoxy. Lovely interior; photos allowed.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful setting in Kenai with one of the oldest Russian Orthodox churches built in 1894. We wandered around outside admiring the neatness of the structure and setting and one of our friends contacted the gift shop which they then closed and opened the church. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

We were unable to enter the church because there was a mass going on at the time. The church is small, wrapped around a white picket fence. The blue, white, black and teal colors on the outside of the church with blue sky and clouds...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Russian fur traders settled and brought their culture including religion, Russian orthodox. Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary is a living example (operational parish), architecture similar to that found in Russia today. Located in old town Kenai, Alaska and easy to find with directions, and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

We stopped here by chance near the end of our Alaska vacation, and I'm glad we did. A beautiful old building. The adjacent gift shop attendant opened the church and gave us a very nice tour and history discussion on the church background - We...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

We stopped by while in the area. The church was locked up but we took pictures from the outside. Signs tell you abut the history.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SDAnnie
Reviewed September 9, 2017

Beautiful building and history. well maintained grounds. The type of place that reinforces that faith built this nation and state and I appreciate that it is being preserved.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately right now Aug 2017 the church and gift shop are closed due to construction. I did walk around the grounds, reading the information plaques and got some beautiful pictures. Very limited parking. Close to several other historic churches and a beautiful city park. I...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

I drove across the Kenai peninsla to see this church. It's not a very big church but it has been lovingly restored and is still used today. The inside is ornately decorated and a must-see. I was lucky to get there when the overseer was...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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