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Our site features articles in Russian and English on the Holy Orthodox Faith along with audio and video presentations, chronicling the life of our parish - the only church community in the United States founded in 1949 by St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco. All of the original articles and most videos on this site are property of our parish and may be freely used to the glory of God with permission.

Pastoral word

On August 28 (August 15, Old Style), the Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos.  The importance of this Feast in the conscientiousness of the Orthodox Church is underscored by the fact that it is presided by a two-week Fast.  Some Orthodox theologians and preachers refer to the Dormition as the "Pascha of the Theotokos," likening the Feast to the most glorious Day of Pascha.

In Church iconography, especially in the frescoes of the Byzantine and Russian traditions, we note these two events...

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On January 3, the Sunday of after the Nativity – of the Holy Ancestors of God, with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the...

The parishioners of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist had been eagerly preparing for the visit of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God for...

Preparations for the 17th pilgrimage to Holy Trinity Monastery, sponsored annually byWashington’s Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, began well...

On Sunday, October 18, after the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC, over 200 attendees...

On Sunday, October 4, at the Liturgy, in honor of his longtime dedicated service to Christ’s Church and with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion...

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This year, under the kind patronage of His Excellency Sergei Ivanovitch Kislyak, the Russian Federation’s Ambassador to...

A number of parishioners and friends of our church community in Washington, DC have expressed disappointment at encountering...

Due to a technical glitch we were not able to send out the electronic version of Parish Life for February.  We apologize...

Congratulations to all our wonderful Tatianas on their namesday! Went over to the church this morning in the van and got stuck...

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