The Greek community in Anchorage, Alaska

alaskaApproximately 60-80 Greek families live in Anchorage, Alaska, a city of some 250,000 inhabitants, with an average temperature of -10 C. The parishioners of Anchorage spent Christmas and the New Year together, as all other Christian Orthodox celebrations.
According to its website, the Holy Transfiguration church holds the distinction of being the northernmost parish of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and of being the only Greek Orthodox Church in the State of Alaska.
The church in Anchorage began in 1953 in the basement of the Chaimis Apartments located on Third Avenue between B and C Streets, where Orthodox families would gather in an effort to preserve their traditions, until finally, in 1958, a small group of Greeks built the first Orthodox Church in Anchorage.
(source: voice of greece)


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  1. My family was in Anchorage in 1961-1964. We attended an orthodox church in Anchorage. As I recall, it was a cinder block building of very modest construction.

  2. Η ΔΑΣΚΑΛΑ ΣΑΣ ΕΜΑΘΑ ΟΤΙ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΑΠΟ ΤΟ ΚΑΣΤΟΡΙ ΣΠΑΡΤΗΣ. ΕΙΝΑΙ ΑΛΗΘΕΙΑ ΑΥΤΟ

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