The Aleuts of Alaska Help To Keep The Russian Faith

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Steve Totemoff keeps faith alive in this tiny Alaskan village - the Russian Orthodox faith.Totemoff, a native Aleut, keeps the faith when he caulks, paints or replaces the wood of the St. Read more
Mort

Anchorage, AK

#1 Oct 10, 2006
Didn't the Russians rape & pilage the Aleuts
decimate the wildlife to near extinction,
took away there tradition & replaced it
a phoney religion that has no place in the society?
I realize the priests had sympathy helped them
while the colonials expanded there foothold in Alaska but RELIGION is and will always be the root
of true evil, ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS !!!!!!
blue_zinc

Keene, NH

#2 Nov 9, 2009
Mort wrote:
Didn't the Russians rape & pilage the Aleuts
decimate the wildlife to near extinction,
took away there tradition & replaced it
a phoney religion that has no place in the society?
I realize the priests had sympathy helped them
while the colonials expanded there foothold in Alaska but RELIGION is and will always be the root
of true evil, ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS !!!!!!
Russia also replaced their society with other religions.
Russian Orthodox American

Latrobe, PA

#3 Nov 12, 2009
Actually, When the USA took over Alaska, Protestant groups tried to convert the various native groups by force and coersion using dirty tactics which did't work. Today the different Alaskan native groups are still very Orthodox and strongly protect their identity with it. This has always been the way that the One true church has been succesful which also is the true meaning of the word "Catholic". The Italian church,"Roman Catholic", is anything BUT Catholic. It just hi-jacked the word to their own warped means. The True name of Christ's Church here on Earth has always been "The One Holy Catholic Apostolic Church" since the days of the Apostles. That successor is the Orthodox Church which is all over the world now. For Further reading backing up my oppinions here , please see Father Michael Oleksa's book "Orthodox Alaska a Theology of Mission". He has been a Priest in Alaska for a long time and is well respected by the natives.
The testimony of Alaskan Orthodoxy is one of the greatest mission stories in the world and as an American of Russian descent ,I am very proud of Our Brethren in Alaska who continue with the struggle of True Christian Faith in a land,{USA}, where Orthodox Christianity is very un-popular and attacked verbally,at the least,by whacko evangelical and Roman Catholic groups.

SLAVA ISUSU CHRISTU ! SLAVA NA VIKI BOGU !!!
blue_zinc

Stoddard, NH

#4 Nov 12, 2009
Who divided the inheritance of the Alaskan lands into 12 regions and excluded the 13th region?

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