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Saint Innocent Orthodox Christian Church

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1970–present, Services Unlimited and Associates. 6724 East Fourth Ave.

Saint Innocent's was founded in 1967 as a mission that administered to the transient Orthodox who found their way to Anchorage. Ground was broken for this church in 1970, and construction—proceeding as finances allow—is still under way.

Unlike other Russian Orthodox churches in Alaska, Saint Innocent's has a multifaceted plan and multidomed profile. Most Orthodox Alaskan churches have simple lines, with an occasional polygonal sanctuary or as many as five onion domes. Saint Innocent's tall, hip-roofed nave is surrounded by a number of adjacent rooms, chapels, towers, and hallways, all projecting from the core and all with similar hip roofs. A high, concrete-block basement gives way to vertical wood siding and a blue asphalt roof covering.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


What's Nearby


Alison K. Hoagland, "Saint Innocent Orthodox Christian Church", [Anchorage, Alaska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Alaska, Alison K. Hoagland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 101-101.

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