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Starring, Alaska Native Medical Center

Ermogen Merculief spins the star as Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
The Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Sophie John peaks out from under her the kuspuk of her mother Faith Kiunya as she performs with the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Ermogen Merculief spins the star as Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
The Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Sophie John peaks out from under her the kuspuk of her mother Faith Kiunya as she performs with the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Ermogen Merculief spins the star as Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
The Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Sophie John peaks out from under her the kuspuk of her mother Faith Kiunya as she performs with the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Father Pete Chris, of St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church, leads the church choir in hymns and the Acilquq Dancers perform at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 during Starring. Starring or "Slaaviq" is a traditional part of the Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration. The custom of following the spinning star from home to home singing hymns and Christmas carols in Alaskan villages originated in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Poland and Russia.
Bob Hallinen
Craig Medred