Traditional Orthodox Evangelization in the ‘New World’

…is on display in the Native Church in Alaska, doing better than ever right now.
[LA Times link updated 8 December 2007, archive fee now required]

BTW, they mention the Tlingit [pronounced KLINKit], the totem-pole-builders in S.E. Alaska. They were the Indians on the TV show Northern Exposure, but NX got it wrong on one account: their traditional religion isn’t shamanism or new age, but ORTHODOXY!

In fact, more than half of Alaska Natives are Orthodox, in spite of a century of government-sponsored ‘de-Russification’ and attempted indoctrination into Protestantism (so much for “separation of church and state”!), not to mention all the other problems forced upon Indigenous North American cultures and nations by WASP society.

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