[St. Pachomius Library]


Site of the first large-scale Orthodox missions in America. The American Diocese was based in Alaska until after the US purchase. With the arrival of large numbers of Orthodox immigrants in the Lower Forty-Eight, the Diocese shifted its attention southwards, but the Church survived and a uniquely indigenous American Orthodox culture developed, largely among Native peoples and in the face of low-level persecution by the white Protestant establishment.

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