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Our faith

  • We would like to acquaint you with the lecture "Why Orthodoxy is the True Faith," delivered on September 13, 2000, at the Meeting of the Sretenskaya Lord's School in Moscow by A.I. Osipov, a...
  • If you have visited an Orthodox Church, you will have found that much is strange and different from other churches you may have attended. It is more than the language and service which may puzzle...

Church Etiquette

  • Through God’s mercy, our church houses many relics of the Saints. They include relics given to our parish by the late brother Joseph and by various clergymen, and relics we obtained in the Holy Land...
  • From time to time, new parishioners ask us to explain how one should behave during church services. First of all, one must come to the realization that everything externally taking place in church is...
  • What does a person first do upon crossing the threshold of a church? In nine out of ten cases, he goes to the candle stand. Our practice of Christianity, our involvement in its ritual, begins with a...
  • Bread occupies a special place in our lives. It symbolizes all food as well as the labor necessary to obtain it. As God once told Adam, "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread" (Genesis 3:19...
  • Lists of commemorations may be offered for the Proskomedia, the first part of the Liturgy, at which particles are taken from prosphoras for each of the names listed; later, the particles are put into...
  • When coming to venerate (kiss) the Holy Gospels, the Cross, honorable Relics and Icons, approach in proper order, without hurrying or crowding one another. Make two prostrations before, and one...
  • Often, parishioners pose questions regarding the eternal fate of the deceased, how and when they should commemorate the souls of the deceased, what affect our commemorations have upon them, and the...
  • Parishioners often ask how one should set up a home chapel/prayer corner. We offer for your consideration the article by Serge Alexeev, and hope that in it our readers will find answers to the...

Address of our Cathedral

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

Phone  (202) 726-3000

Email        webmaster@stjohndc.org

 

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