Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox 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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  • 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 »
  • Great photo stop and time to reflect/pray on how great it is to be here, and the chance to visit Alaska. I visited in late evening so the chapel and gift shop were closed so I can't speak about the in...  more »
  • This building really stands out for the different style of architecture, obviously with a Russian influence. Tip: go to the gift shop next store for very unique gifts - all are very authentic - bought...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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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