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

         This month our parish marks an important event: the 70th anniversary of its founding. On September 11, 1949, the Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, St. John of Shanghai celebrated the Divine Liturgy for the first time with the newly established Washington community.

          The liturgical life of our parish began with this liturgy, served in the humble setting of a small private apartment. Later, services were held in the Resurrection chapel in the lower part of the National Cathedral of...

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Address of our Cathedral

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

Phone  (202) 726-3000




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