Protection of the Theotokos Sisterhood of St. John the Baptist Cathedral

The Sisterhood of the Protection of the Theotokos is part of the parish of St. John the Baptist Cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

The objective of the Sisterhood is to render active aid to the parish through a benevolent life and Christian deeds of charity, tending to the needs of the church, the clergy and parish, along with its institutions, and also for general needs of the diocese and of the common church needs of the Russian and Universal Church. (See “ROCOR Statutes for Sisterhoods in North America,” April 1955).

The Sisterhood seeks to meet these objectives by addressing specific tasks identified in these statutes as follows:

  • Maintain cleanliness of the Church building, both during the divine services and apart from them; care for the vestry; and the adornment of the church (flowers);
  • Visit and/or offer aid to the sick, the needy, imprisoned, the dying and their caregivers;
  • Address the un-baptized and the unwed;
  • Aid both parish schools as well as other youth organizations in the parish (scouts, dancing group, etc);
  • Collect materials and funds for the needs of the church, for the sick, the poor, invalids, etc through luncheons and other fundraising activities.
  • Acquire religious and liturgical literature, etc.(kiosk)

Isn't this a fine opportunity to help God's temple and our neighbor as one parish family? The more there are of us, the more useful we can be, and at the same time get better acquainted with one another. Don't be afraid to join the Sisterhood. You can contact either myself, or any other sister. Membership dues are not required. Membership in the Sisterhood is open to any parishioner 21 years old or older. Non-parish members can also join but without voting privileges. But even if you aren't ready to become a member - you are more than welcome to join in any of our activities.

Address of our Cathedral

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

Phone  (202) 726-3000




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