Father Thomas at the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church. It was small. People stand during service. I asked about other historic buildings and pointed across the street. Rev. Thomas said that was a private residence. I let go a big sigh and started a soap-box rant about losing history and the lack of effort to maintain historic status. Rev. Thomas whispers, “That’s my home.” I’m like – “…way to go man! Way to work that into your church contract. Short walk to work! Cheers you!” :-/
KENAI VISITORS CENTER: At the visitors center in Kenai. Red glass candle holder from Russian Orthodox Church established in Kenai in 1791. Priests traveled in bidarkas, accompanied by a song leader and rower.