St Michaels Cathedral

St. Michael the Archangel Cathedral

Founded 1848 in the Diocese of Alaska, Deanery of Sitka

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240 Lincoln St.
Sitka, AK 99835
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About Us

The Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel was constructed between 1844 and 1848. St. Innocent Veniaminov was the designer of the Cathedral and built the clock in the original edifice.

The present Cathedral is a reconstruction of the original building which burned to the ground on January 2, 1966. Over 95% of the original icons, pieces of Russian Orthodox art and religious objects were salvaged by 100 people of the town forming a human chain. These treasurers now adorn the Nave in the rebuilt structure. Inside the walls are still lined with sail cloth for acoustics and in memory of mariners who have lost their life at sea.

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