Native Alaskan communities had diverse opinions about the Orthodox Church, especially on first contact with Russians in the 19th century. In some communities, the church was strongly opposed. In Eklutna (pictured here), many folks in the community actually joined the church while still retaining several traditional practices (e.g. spirit houses for deceased family). Here, this small church community (first in the original wood chapel, and later in the “new” white clapboard chapel) has been in continuous worship since before this land was part of the United States. #alaska #nofilter

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“Then Moses sang this song to the LORD: ‘I will sing to the LORD, because he is worthy of great honor. The LORD gives me strength and makes me sing; he has saved me. He is my God, and I will praise him. He is the God of my ancestors, and I will honor him. You are wonderfully holy, amazingly powerful, a worker of miracles. The LORD is a warrior; the LORD is his name.’” ~Ex. 15:1-3, 11b #songtothelord #warrior #thoughtfortheday #nofilter