by Mary Alice Cook
Throughout the Christian world and beyond, people are beginning to recognize the need for community—the need to belong to a close and caring group of people who provide each other with physical, material, emotional, and spiritual support on a daily basis. But many are floundering in their attempts to create this kind of community. Community of Grace is not a textbook for creating community. Rather, it’s the story of one successful community, made up of the stories of the people who made it happen, and told in the context of the Orthodox worship that binds them all together. Join in the lives of the parishioners of St. John’s Orthodox Cathedral in Eagle River, Alaska, as they experience the joys and sorrows, struggles and triumphs of being an intentional community dedicated to life in Christ.