Alaska’s Russian Orthodox Churches

Alaska’s Russian American history has a lasting impression with more than 30 churches throughout the state. Six churches are listed as National Historic Landmarks, our nation’s highest honor for historic buildings. Twenty-three are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

National Historic Landmarks

  • Church of the Holy Ascension, Unalaska
  • Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, Kenai
  • St. Michael’s Cathedral, Sitka

National Register of Historic Places

  • Ascension of Our Lord Chapel, Karluk
  • Elevation of the Holy Cross Church, Naknek
  • Holy Resurrection Church, Belfkofski
  • Holy Resurrection Church, Kodiak
  • Holy Transfiguration of our Lord Chapel, Ninilchik
  • Nativity of Holy Theotokos Church, Afognak
  • Nativity of our Lord Chapel, Ouzinkie
  • Old St. Nicholas Church, Eklutna
  • Presentation of Our Lord Chapel, Nikolai
  • Protection of the Theotokos Chapel, Akhiok
  • Russian Orthodox Church Rectory, Kodiak
  • St. Alexander Nevsky Chapel, Akutan
  • St. Jacob’s Church, Napaskiak
  • St. John the Baptist Chapel, Naknek
  • St. John the Baptist Church, Angoon
  • St. John the Theologian Church, Perryville
  • St. Michael the Archangel Church, Cordova
  • St. Nicholas Chapel, Ekuk
  • St. Nicholas Chapel, Igiugig
  • St. Nicholas Chapel, Nondalton
  • St. Nicholas Chapel, Pedro Bay
  • St. Nicholas Chapel, Sand Point
  • St. Nicholas Chapel, Seldovia
  • St. Nicholas Church, Kwethluk
  • St. Nicholas Church, Nikolski
  • St. Nicholas Church, Pilot Point
  • St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Juneau
  • St. Sergius of Radonezh, Chuathbaluk
  • Saints Constantine and Helen Chapel, Lime Village
  • Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, Pilot Station