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Scuttlebutt: Blessing of the fleet scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday
Calling all skippers! Every trawler, tugboat and tarai bune is invited to participate in the annual blessing of the fleet at 1 p.m. Monday. This year, the service will be sung from the deck of Pier 1 (the ferry dock). The event is co-sponsored by the Kodiak harbormaster and Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral. Father Innocent Dresdow, dean of the cathedral, will lead the service. The blessing of the fleet is a tr...
May 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Strength in the community
I love to watch the activities this time of year. The sparrows are gathering and building nests and chattering rapidly at each other. The eagles are doing the same. I had to change my turn-around point on my morning walks with the dogs because one of the mallard hens was building a nest in the dense grass on the bank of the road and my lab kept wanting to flush her out. I wanted to quit disrupting her day before s...
May 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Herman's Seminary graduates two; ceremony is Sunday
St. Herman’s Seminary graduates Father Michael Nicolai and Deacon Andrew Wassillie will be honored at 5 p.m. Sunday during a banquet in the St. Mary’s School gymnasium. Wassillie is from the village of Napaskiak. Nicolai, who was ordained into the priesthood last summer, comes from Kwethluk and will be assigned to serve a parish in the Yukon River village of Marshall. The graduates will receive bachelor of sacred ...
May 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Different days bring new perspectives
I know that I am officially an old man. I hear negative reports in the news on TV, see a couple of examples of the people that they talk about, and accept it as fact, when the only real fact is, I’m wrong. I know the hardships I went through growing up, and I know they only made me stronger. but I have the tendency to look at the generation of young people growing up today and say they are growing soft. They may b...
May 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: God is still in charge
This past weekend, the vice-president said that he was “comfortable” with same-sex marriages. On Wednesday, the president proclaimed he thought that they should be able to get married. The television media, which has been pushing this agenda for a long time, is giddy with anticipation because this storyline gives them a platform to tell everyone who is against it how terrible they are as human beings. On Thursday ...
May 11, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rostad on Religion: Kodiak Island Outreach employs ‘servant evangelism’
Under the umbrella of Kodiak Island Outreach, churches of Kodiak Island are working together to bring the love of Christ to neighbors far and wide through servant evangelism. Serving in Jesus’ name sometimes opens the door to sharing the Gospel, said Gary Elmore, pastor of Frontier Baptist Church and one of the founders of KIO. He noted that the great commission of reaching souls for Christ often begins with an ac...
May 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rostad on Religion: St. Mary's principal celebrates her Serendipity
Cathy Nuno, principal of St. Mary’s Catholic School, will discover how the community rallies behind one of its favorite institutions when she attends her first Serendipity auction at 5:30 p.m. Saturday night in the school gymnasium. Nuno and her husband, Frank Nuno, moved to Kodiak from Kentucky last summer after Cathy was hired to replace the retiring Joshua Lewis as St. Mary’s administrator. Nuno said the Kodiak...
Apr 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Sunshine makes it too easy to forget
It’s official! Last week we had a couple of nice days. That was Spring. This week we’ve had some more gorgeous days. This is Summer. For those of you keeping score, Winter can’t be far behind. If this was Facebook, I’d have put a smiley face at the end of that sentence. This is the kind of weather that Chaz Glagolich of C-Devil fame says is the lie that convinces us that we can handle one more winter. If you haven...
Apr 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orthodox faithful become ‘eye witnesses’ of Resurrection
The resurrection of Jesus Christ was announced almost 2,000 years ago, but when the Orthodox faithful proclaim “Christ is risen!” at Pascha (Easter) services this weekend, it will be as if it were happening for the first time. Orthodox believers are not merely remembering events, such as Christ’s death and resurrection, they are participants in them, said Father John Dunlop, dean of St. Herman’s Seminary. “When we...
Apr 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak religion: Baldwins find calling in Belize garage, ministry
By Kodiak standards, the house that Nat and Debbie Baldwin and their son Levi live in is primitive. At least the Native barabaras of old had walls. The Baldwins’ home doesn’t. The former Kodiak residents live in Belize, known as an international tourist attraction. But they live far away from the fancy resorts, posh hotels and tourist traps. Their open-air house — merely a platform with a floor — is accessible to ...
Mar 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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