St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral




Changes to Schedule of Services For January

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Due to the pandemic situation in the Greater Washington Area, the schedule of services for January 2022 has needed to be modified.

  • Live Vespers on Saturdays are canceled

  • The Sunday Liturgy attendance is limited to 40 people

  • Coffee hour is canceled

For this Sunday’s scripture readings, SCHEDULE of the Divine Services, and events for the upcoming week, latest news, please follow the link to the latest St. Nicholas Cathedral Weekly NEWSLETTER.

On January 7 at 9 am, inviting all parishioners and guests to celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ (Old Calendar) and participate in the Divine Liturgy and blessing of the water at St. Nicholas Cathedral.

Phase 2 Reopening:

Participation Procedures

Dear Parishioners: 

Following the DC Mayor's Order 2021-069 of May 17, 2021, guidelines set by His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon and the Cathedral’s Parish Council, we are delighted to provide you with the updated guidelines and registration requirements for participation in the services at St. Nicholas Cathedral that are effective since May 28, 2021:  

1. Schedule of 2021 Services:  

Please refer to the newsletter on the homepage of the website

2. Number of Participants and Social Distancing:

All capacity restrictions have been waived. 

However, we urge all unvaccinated parishioners to maintain a 3-feet social distancing, except for the same household members. 

3. PPE:

A face mask must be on before entering and during the whole time you are inside the Cathedral. Please carry an extra face mask with you at all times. 

4. Coffee Hour:

A group of volunteers will set coffee, tea, and snacks outside of the Cathedral after the Divine Liturgies. In case of inclement weather, the Coffee Hour will be canceled.  

Other Important Notes:

·    Bow (DO NOT KISS) to venerate the icons, frescoes, the Holy Communion cup, the priest’s hand, and the cross;

·    A basket will be near the exit doors in case you would like to leave an offering. You can also make your donation through the Cathedral’s website.

We hope the above outline helps you be better prepared and look forward to seeing you at the Divine Liturgies or other Services at St. Nicholas Cathedral

With love in Christ, 

Father George Kokhno
Father Valery Shemchuk
Claire Nobles, President
The St. Nicholas Parish Council

Meditations of a Retired Priest

Blog by Fr. Ted Bobosh, a retired priest
of the Orthodox Church in America.

Become a Pledge Member of
St. Nicholas Cathedral!

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

You can submit a digital pledge form to indicate your planned contribution to the Cathedral for this year. Our fiscal year is Feb. 1-Jan. 31.

Prayer Requests

You can submit names for prayers for Living and Departed to be commemorated during the next service.

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Welcome to the Primatial Cathedral community which comes together on Sunday and Feast Days to hear the Word of God, to say our Common Prayers, and to give thanks to the Lord in the Holy Eucharist.

Sacraments are celebrated to bring us to the Divine Life and thanksgiving is offered.

On weekdays our Cathedral is a place of guided tours, private prayer, meditation, lighting of a candle, quiet reading of the Scripture, and appreciation of its beauty.

To learn about the history of the Cathedral click here. Click here to watch a short documentary on the Cathedral’s iconography.

Come and see.
— John 1:39

Photo: Irakli Chikhladze