Slaviq Begins In Bethel

Jan 7, 2020

Slaviq combines Russian Orthodox Church and Yup'ik traditions.
Credit Katie Basile / KYUK

The Russian Orthodox Church has begun its Slaviq celebrations in Bethel, when members and non-members go door-to-door singing and feasting to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The celebration lasts a week and combines Yup’ik and Orthodox Christian traditions.

The singing began at noon on Jan. 7 at Father Michael Trefon’s home. On Wednesday, Jan. 8, the singing and feasting will begin at five p.m. at the Bautista House. For more information, visit the Facebook page of the Saint Sophia Orthodox Christian Church in Bethel.

[Note: The following schedule is subject to change]

Monday, Jan. 6

Vespers w/ Litya at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan 7

10 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Slaviq 12 p.m. start

Fr. Michael Trefon 327 City Sub

Macrina Andrew 166 2nd Rd Hsg

Elena Isaac 132 1st Rd Hsg

Alex Nick 5706A Kasayulie

Balasia Larson 5418A Kasayulie

Wednesday, Jan. 8 - 5 p.m. start

Slaviq starts 5 pm

Bautista House 381 4th Ave

Ana Hoffman 221 6th Ave

Cynthia Allen 914 Delapp

Thursday, Jan. 09 - 5 p.m. start

Long Term Care Hoffman Hwy

PATC Hoffman Hwy

Rachel Sallaffie 221 Hoffman Sub

Friday, Jan. 10 – 5 p.m. start

Zach Brink 9217 TR

Peter Suskuk 9449 TR

Martha Chief 200 Slough

Saturday, Jan. 11 – 2 p.m. start

Louie Andrew 138 Slough

Phillip Nicholai 211 City Sub

Trim Nick 514 City Sub

Bertha Chase Ayalpik Apts

6 p.m. Vespers

Lulu Herron 407 Ptarmigan

Tim Andrew 9415 TR

Sunday, Jan. 12

10 am Divine Liturgy

Martha Beaver 448 City Sub

Cemetery Service

St Sophia Weekend Services:

Saturday - Vespers at 6 p.m.

Sunday - Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m.