Parish Directory
Nativity of Our Lord Church
Box 62
Ouzinkie, AK 99644

Diocese of Alaska
Kodiak Deanery
Ecclesiatical Calendar:Old Calendar (Julian)
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Parish Background

Founded 1849

The parish of the Nativity of our Lord celebrates 150 years as a parish.  The true roots of which were started through the work and prayers of St Herman of Alaska.  The community of Ouzinkie, Alaska is the revival of the community that St Herman left Kodiak to minister to.  In the 1800s, due to an epidemic, the village there (Monks Lagoon) was moved first to Pestrikoff Beach and then to the current site of the village of Ouzinkie.

For many years, Ouzinkie was ministed to by Fr Gerasim Schmaltz until 1967 when his health failed him.  He departed this life on October 12, 1969.