Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Church, Kenai

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The oldest Christian Church in Kenai, Alaska. This church was established by Bishop Innokentii Veniaminov who sent Igumen Nikolai Militov as early as 1845.

The main construction of this church is made of local spruce logs under red cedar shipboards painted white. This current structure was built in 1895.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 p...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Beautiful and historic. Nicely renovated recently.
  • A beautiful church under renovation. A tour with three of us and shop keeper, Dorothy, was just awesome and so interesting. Shopping with Dorothy at the gift shop produced a Russian sugar and creamer as a thank you gift for my dear friend in Nikiski for hosting two of us from Clint, Texas. One of the highlites of our venture to Akaska!
  • Great history and a beautiful building.
  • I remember coming here when I was 11 or 12, it was in the summer and the churchyard was full of wildflowers. Fireweed that was knee high, wild daisies, bachelor buttons, sweet peas, wild roses, queen annes lace. Just so many wildflowers.
  • Isn't very well kept up, looks like it's just been built and kinda abandoned.

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