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

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Welcome!

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

Great Lent and Pascha are the brightest and most instructive times in the Orthodox Calendar. That season began with Forgiveness Sunday (18 February), when we mutually asked and received forgiveness of one another. It is a season filled with prayer, services, spiritual and physical struggles, a time that culminates in the celebration of Pascha, Christ’s Resurrection (which this year falls on 8 April).

We present for your consideration responses to several questions that come up in connection with the podvig of Great Lent.


Latest news

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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