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

The essence of Great Lent, which lasts six weeks and which leads us to Passion Week and to the Feast of Feasts, Pascha, can best be characterized as “sweet sorrow.”  During this time period, which is sorrowful and at the same time exalted, the image of man’s sinfulness, his estrangement from God, appears especially clearly before him, and there sounds out a call to repentance, a call to what overcomes that barrier that man had erected between himself and God.

          The Russian term ...

Parish diary


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

Phone  (202) 726-3000




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