Diocese of Alaska (OCA)

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The Diocese of Alaska (OCA)—in full, the Russian Orthodox Diocese of Alaska—is a diocese of the Orthodox Church in America. It is currently under the administration of Metropolitan Herman (Swaiko) of Washington and New York as locum tenens, assisted by Bishop Benjamin (Peterson) of San Francisco as diocesan administrator. Its territory includes the American state of Alaska.

The diocese has, since 2007, been struggling with a crisis regarding the leadership of its bishop, including allegations of abuse against both the bishop and the diocesan chancellor, Archimandrite Isidore (Brittain). His Grace, the Right Reverend Nikolai (Soraich), the diocesan bishop, was placed on a leave of absence beginning March 4, 2008, which was rescinded shortly thereafter and then reinstated on April 17, 2008. The leave become voluntarily permanent in May of 2008, followed by his official retirement.

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Publications

  • The North Star - Quarterly Diocesan Publication

Institutions

  • Ss. Sergius and Herman of Valaam Chapel in Spruce Island, AK
  • St. Herman's Seminary in Kodiak, AK
  • Outreach Alaska based in Wichita, KS
  • Protecting Veil of the Theotokos Community in Anchorage, AK
  • St. Yakov Center for Orthodox Christian Learning in Soldatna, AK
  • Russian Orthodox Museum in Anchorage, AK
  • ROSSIA Inc. - Russian Orthodox Sacred Sites in Alaska Inc.

Deaneries

  • Alaska Missionary Deanery
  • Anchorage Missionary Deanery
  • Bethel Deanery
  • Dillingham Deanery
  • Kenai Deanery
  • Kodiak Deanery
  • Russian Mission Deanery
  • Sitka Deanery
  • Unalaska Deanery

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