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Orthodox Church in America Diocese of Alaska

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Diocese of Alaska (Russian: Епархия Аляски) is a diocese of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA).[1] Its territory includes parishes, monasteries, and missions located in Alaska. The diocesan chancery is located in Anchorage. The Diocese was founded when Alaska was part of Russia and is one of the oldest in the United States. The Church of the Holy Ascension (1826), which belongs to the Diocese, is one of the oldest American churches. Altogether, twenty-three churches are listed on the National Register of Historic Places; thirty churches are considered National Historic Landmarks.[2] As of 2013, the Diocese includes 89 parishes,[1] which represents the highest concentration of Orthodox Church in America parishes among the states.[3]

Deaneries

The diocese is grouped geographically into deaneries. Each deanery is headed by a parish priest, known as a dean. The deans coordinate activities in their area's parishes, and report to the diocesan bishop. As of 2015, the deaneries of the Diocese of Alaska are:[4][5]

  • Alaska Peninsula Deanery
  • Aleutian Deanery
  • Anchorage Deanery
  • Bethel and Kuskokwim Deanery
  • Bristol Bay Deanery
  • Iliamna Deanery
  • Kenai and Prince William Sound Deanery
  • Kodiak Deanery
  • Russian Mission and Yukon Deanery
  • Sitka and Southeast Deanery

Bishops

Alaska Vicariate of the North American Diocese

  • Innocent (Pustynsky) (14 December 1903 - 1 May 1909)
  • Alexander (Nemolovsky) (15 November 1909 - 6 July 1916)
  • Philip (Stavitsky) (6 August 1916 - April 1919)
  • Anthony (Dashkievich) (11 December 1921 - 1922)
  • Amphilochius (Vakulsky) (28 July 1924 - September 1930)
  • Antonin (Vasilyev) (11 October 1930 - 1934)

Diocese of Alaska

  • Alexis (Panteleev) (November 1934 - 1944)
  • John (Zlobin) (10 March 1946 - ca. 1952)
  • Ambrose (Merezhko) (11 September 1955 - 1967)
  • Theodosius (Lazor) (6 May 1967 - 30 May 1972)
  • Gregory (Afonsky) (13 May 1973 - 20 July 1995)
  • Nicholas (Soraich) (4 March 2002 - 13 May 2008)
    • Locum tenens: Herman (Swaiko) (13 May 2008 - 4 September 2008)
    • Locum tenens: Benjamin (Peterson) (4 September 2008 - 21 February 2014)
  • David (Mahaffey) (21 February 2014 - 27 November 2020)
    • Diocesan administrator: Alexis (Trader) (3 November 2020 - present)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Diocese of Alaska.
  2. ^ Alaska’s Russian Orthodox Churches.
  3. ^ Krindatch, A. (2011). Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Churches. Brookline, MA: Holy Cross Orthodox Press, p. 70.
  4. ^ 2014 Diocesan Assembly: Deanery Reports
  5. ^ The Diocese of Alaska Parish Directory

External links

This page was last edited on 29 November 2020, at 05:20
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