St. Sophia Church

Bethel, Alaska

Founded 1968

Diocese: Diocese of Alaska

Deanery: Bethel / Kuskokwim Deanery


541 3rd Ave
Bethel, Alaska 99557

Mailing address:

PO Box 2991
Bethel, AK 99557

Parish Contacts

Rev. Elia Larson
PO Box 734
Bethel, AK 99559
Home: 907-545-5923
Rev. Yakov Steven
PO Box 3
Kwigillingok, AK 99622
Home: 907-588-8123


The parish is now holding services in the two story red building on Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway just across the road from the “Snack Shack” Restaurant.  Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway is the one main paved road in Bethel running from the Airport in the west to the Brown Sleugh Bridge in the east end of the city.

Schedule of Services

5:00 PM Vigil.
Saturday Evening

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday Morning

6:30 PM Great Vespers and Confessions.
Eves of Great Feasts

Persons desiring baptisms, marriages, or other sacraments for themselves or members of their families should contact Fr. George Berezkin directly.  Persons desiring to learn more about Orthodoxy or to become members of the Orthodox Church are encouraged to contact Fr. George.  In the event of an emergency, please contact Fr. George.