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Exchanging culture, conserving salmon

...Kenai Peninsula, they were treated to an early-morning visit to Kenai's Russian Orthodox Church, where Father Thomas Andrew met them to unlock the doors as the sun rose over the Cook Inlet and the mouth of the Kenai River; they drank Alaskan...
Newly blessed: Kenai's Russian Orthodox church celebrates completed outbuilding climb into a chair and play with her baby brother. The ceremony was at times formal, with the bishop and Father Thomas Andrew working their way through the regular prayers, song and petition of the blessing ceremony, and at times it dipped...
Jonathon W, Liebenthal

...will start one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will follow funeral in the church cemetery. Archpriest Thomas Andrew will officiate. Pallbearers will be Damian Collum, Nathon Stonecipher, Torvald Hansen, Dexter Ogle, David Bear...
Lydia M. Pollard

...Monday at Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church in Kenai. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Archpriest Thomas Andrew will officiate.Lydia was born Apr. 3, 1945 in Kodiak. She worked with special needs children in Kodiak and was...
Saved for the bells

...sometimes cause leaks in the foyer of the church and the louvers, or wooden window slats, have got to go, said Father Thomas Andrew, rector of the church. The building, registered as a National Historic Landmark, is one of the oldest Russian Orthodox...
Fry bread Friday a success for local church

...Kenay and is a frequently visited tourist attraction year round -weekly services are also held at the church. Father Thomas Andrew, rector at the church, said money was being raised for a fire suppression system at the church. Gray estimated last...
Grants fund protection of Holy Assumption

...from its home monastery in Russia in 1904. "These are priceless," said Holy Assumption's Resident Priest Rev. Thomas Andrew of the icons and gospels dating back centuries in some cases and to the beginning of orthodox life in Kenai. Before...
Humor, humbleness makes Old Town Kenai priesthood enjoyable

It was a calling that pulled Rev. Thomas Andrew into priesthood. It pulled him from his family in bush Alaska. It dragged him away from other potential careers. And now, it...
Church Briefs

...Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, 1106 Mission Ave. in Kenai. For more information, call Fr. Thomas Andrew at 283-4122. Soldotna Aglow plans Bible study Soldotna Day Aglow will hold a Bible study titled, "Breaking Free...
Church work hits unexpected obstacles

...Peninsula is undergoing renovations to fix its crumbling foundation and caving walls. "It's a mess," said Father Thomas Andrew while standing inside the chapel last week amid the work in progress. Apart from repairing the mounting structural...


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