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

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokalamsk
(For Great Thursday)

“Whoso eateth My Flesh, and drinketh My Blood, dwelleth in Me, and I in him.” [John 6:56]  In those words, the Lord speaks of two things: of His being in us and of our being in Him.  The Lord abides in us for He became man, assuming human flesh. In His Incarnation, he took on the flesh not of abstract humanity, but of every individual person.  He assumed the flesh of each and every one of us.   We abide in Him, for we take His Flesh into...

Parish diary


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

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