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

Just before the Communion of the Holy Mysteries of the Body and Blood of Christ, standing in the sanctuary facing the altar table, the priest raises the Holy Lamb, the Bread of the Bloodless Sacrifice, which has become the body of Christ, and says these words: "the holy things are for the holy." These words have the sound of a mystery which is, indeed, contained therein. But no mystery should be deprived of an inner meaning with which these words, these minor words", are also imbued.

Apostle Peter, in his First Epistle General speaks...

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With the blessing His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, on the day on which the Church prayerfully commemorated the enthronement of the Patriarch...

The 35th anniversary of the Montreal Icon took place one day after Thanksgiving, a remarkable American secular holiday with a...

On Tuesday evening, November 7, the centennial of the Bolshevik coup in Russia, the parishioners of St. John the Baptist...

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

Phone  (202) 726-3000




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