SS. Peter and Paul Church Accessible

Saint Paul Island, Alaska

Founded 1830

Diocese: Diocese of Alaska

Deanery: Aleutian Deanery

Mailing address:

PO Box 193
St Paul Island, AK 99660

Parish Contacts

Acting Rector
PO Box 43
Saint Paul Island, AK 99660
Home: 907-512-6230

Schedule of Services

9:30 AM Hours and Divine Liturgy.  On alternate Sundays, Potluch and Fellowship Hour follows.
Sunday Morning

6:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
Wednesday & Friday Evenings During Great Lent

6:30 PM Vigil (Vespers with Litiya and Matins) and Confessions.
Eves of Great Feasts

9:00 AM Hours and Divine Liturgy.
Mornings of Great Feasts

Parish Background

The parish and community of St Paul Island celebrated its Bi-Centennial in 1987.  It must be understood that as the largest Aleut community in the world, and as past of the Aleut Nation, we have been Christian for only 200 years.  This has enabled us to have a more unique understanding of Christianity, as well as some very interesting developments as indigenous people in regards to Christianity.

Most of our worship services are done in English, although we use Church Slavonic and Aleut at times.  During Christmas, (we are still on the Old Calendar) we go from house to house using a large star, often referred to as “Starring,” singing the Troparion/Kontakion and other Christmas hymns at each home, after which refreshments are prepared for all participants in each home.