In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit

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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


Everything pleasing to God is gained through suffering

God chose someone to be the person through whom He would become Man.  Had that one not existed, our salvation would not have been accomplished.

In the service to the Nativity of Christ, there is a sticheron with  words to the effect that the entire created world brings gifts to the new-born Christ.  The sky brings a star, the earth — a cave, and we...

Latest news

On Thursday, July 13, 2017, the feast day of the Twelve Apostles, St John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC, hosted an evening honoring the...

The true focus of Maslenitsa is on charity. The funds collected by parishioners of both cathedrals (of St....

The 37th Annual St. Herman Youth Conference of 2016 took place from December 23-27th at the Hyatt Hotel in Arlington, VA. Graciously hosted by St...

Parish diary


Address of our Cathedral

  • 4001 17th St. N.W.,
  • Washington, D.C., 20011

Phone  (202) 726-3000




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