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“A real Orthodox Church”

St. Michael's Cathedral
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Sitka Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the...
Ranked #6 of 26 things to do in Sitka
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely Orthodox church that has a great history. Only go here id you are interested in the ancient faith and it's relics and traditions. A lovely living church.

Thank Lillian L
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Church (rebuilt after a fire) is a remarkably spiritual place. The glitter of icons contrasts beautifully with the simple wooden structure. You feel the history of the Russian settlement mingled with the native culture that has kept this church as their own. The story of the shipwreck and the miracle of the archangel icon that survived a month at sea to float into the settlement renamed in its memory is one I’ll always remember. Visiting here was an honour.

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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Beautiful restoration going on in this quaint little village church. For a small donation you can tour this gem in the middle of Sitka.
The art work in very beautiful and the history is amazing.

Thank Patricia R
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Stopped here on a recent cruise to Alaska. What a beautiful place with interesting history and impressive artwork. Staff very friendly ... really an Alaska must see.

Thank dhall0519
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

We toured this old Russian Orthodox cathedral in the center of Sitka on a Sunday afternoon after services were over; the fragrance of incense still hung in the air. A member of the congregation was there to take your admission fee; he was very chatty. The wooden building is not original, having been rebuilt after a devastating fire about 50 years ago but the treasures from the original cathedral were saved and are on display. Although it's a small church, the large dome makes the space appear quite large when you are inside.

There are a few stairs to enter; it doesn't seem to be handicapped accessible.

Thank CultureVulture60657
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