Russian Orthodox Bishop Makes Historic Visit To Bethel

Aug 1, 2016

Bishop David Mahaffey and several members of the Alaskan Russian Orthodox Diocese
Credit Adrian Wagner / KYUK

Over half the Alaskan diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church gathered in Bethel this weekend.  This is the first time Bethel has hosted the region's annual conference. KYUK attended the ceremony and spoke with Bishop David Mahaffey about the church's place in the community, both historically and contemporarily.