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Trio of Tenors from Russia

At 6 PM on Saturday, May 17th at St. Nicholas Cathedral a trio of tenors under the auspices of the Patriarchal Metochion of the Moscow Kremlin will perform Russian and English spiritual and folk music.  The suggested ticket price is fifteen dollars. Refreshments will be offered after the trio's performance. 

Lazarus Saturday Paschal Preparation Day

St. Lazarus Saturday Paschal Preparation Day:  Please note that the Annual St. Lazarus Paschal Preparation Day will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014.  The Day will start with Divine Liturgy at 9:30 A.M.  After that, we will have a Luncheon and Paschal Preparation Activities, starting at about 11:00 A.M. (after the completion of the Divine Liturgy). 
As always, the Luncheon is free for Children; adults - $10.00. Also, each family must bring at least 1 dozen hard boiled eggs for decorating. If you would like to donate funds for the event, please contact Ksenia Panomarenko: ksushik23@mail.ru. 
The Activities will include Pisanki, American egg dyeing, Paschal cookie decorating, making Paschal Candles, Palm weaving, etc.  As always the children will help make and decorate Paschal baskets for elderly or infirm parish members who may not be able to attend liturgy on Pascha. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Sacramental Living: Understanding Christianity as a Way of Life

Michael Haldas, author of  Sacramental Living: Understanding Christianity as a Way of Life (see www.sacramentalliving.net), will be speaking at St. Nicholas’s Cathedral in on Saturday, March 29, following Vespers at 6 pm. The purpose of his book is to teach about Christianity in the context of real life, real world issues and to explain misconceptions. The common theme is how to live sacramentally and grow ever closer to God. His talk will be based on his book, and he will be sharing an in-depth understanding of what sacramental living really is and how we should understand and live our Christian faith on a daily basis.

Stratigic Plan

Next week on Wednesday evening (March 19th) and Friday evening (March 21st), following the Presanctified Liturgy, several members of the Strategic Planning Working Group will be in the Church Hall during the Pot Luck meal. They will be holding a discussion about the ideas developed in the Strategic Plan Framework.  As Metropolitan Tikhon mentioned at the Parish meeting last Sunday, we now want to hear your reactions and your ideas about the direction and development of St. Nicholas Cathedral's purpose and mission.  Everyone is invited to participate.

If you have not yet taken a look at the Strategic Framework, you can find it on the St. Nicholas Website or you can call the church office during business hours and a copy can be prepared for you.

Talk about Sacrament of Confession

This Friday, March 14 at 6 pm, we will have a potluck Lenten dinner and a talk in the church fellowship hall by Archpriest Paul Harrilchak (OCA) "Sacrament of Confession in Orthodox Church."
Father Paul, the compiler and editor of the book Confession with Examination of Conscience and Common Prayers, is a knowledgable and engaging speaker, who will challenge your assumptions and answer your questions related to this important sacrament. His past talks at St. Nicholas received high praise from all who attended.

Annual Parish Meeting

On March 9, 2014 at noon, Saint Nicholas Cathedral will hold its Annual Parish Meeting and, according to the St. Nicholas Parish Bylaws, will elect new members of the Parish Council. This year we will be electing two alternates/deputies, each for a one-year term.
The purpose of the Parish Council is to assist His Beatitude and the clergy of St. Nicholas in fulfilling the task entrusted to the Church by our Lord Jesus Christ: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28.19-20).
Serving on the Parish Council requires dedication, time and energy. The Parish Council is under the spiritual guidance and authority of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, assisted by Father George, and Father Valery.  “No activities in the parish can be initiated without [the Rector’s] knowledge, approval, and blessing” (OCA Statute, Article 10, section 4).
As president of St Nicholas Cathedral, let me encourage you to consider becoming a candidate for the Parish Council this year. I would ask those parishioners in good standing who are considering the position of deputy on the Parish Council, to contact Candice Johnson no later than March 1, 2014 and to fill out and send a “candidate” form to the Chairperson of the Nominating Committee, Candice Johnson at: cjohnson@cwa-union.org  so we can set up an appointment to discuss your interest in this important service to the Church. More information about this meeting will be posted on "Announce" and in upcoming Sunday Bulletins.

Claire Nobles
Parish President


If you are aware of a parishioner who is ill or for some reason can not attend church services regularly, it is possible they might benefit from a card sent by our Dormition Guild or a phone call or visit from clergy.  In such case, please notify Andrea Lutov for the Dormition Guild (andrealutov@gmail.com), Fr. George (gkokhno@gmail.com)  or Fr. Valery (shemchukv@gmail.com)



"O Lord, sanctify those, who love the beauty of His house!

Reward them with Your reach and heavenly gifts,

given them heavenly things for the earthly ones,

eternal things for the temporal ones,

incorruptible things for those that perish"

St. Basil the Great. Liturgy


Pledge Letter in MS Word  or  in PDF


            St. Nicholas Cathedral is grateful for every donation received throughout the year.  Your generous support enables the Cathedral to spread the teaching of Our Lord Jesus Christ, serve regular Divine Liturgies and Sacraments and provide spiritual nourishment to our faithful, their families and  those in need.  Your pledge of support is a sign of your heartfelt participation in the life of our parish family and it plays a vital role in enabling us to meet our financial responsibilities.  Please, download and read the letter, which explains the importance of the timely pledges.

            We pray that everybody who attends St. Nicholas Cathedral and cares for it financial security will make a pledge for 2014!

            If you don’t have a pledge form, you can download it from the link bellow or pick up a hard copy either at the candle counter or by calling the office at 202-333-5060.  Please take a few minutes to fill out the pledge form and submit it to either the candle counter or mail it to

St. Nicholas Cathedral

3500 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Washington DC 20007

Thank you for your support and keeping St. Nicholas strong and a place we can be proud of!


Coffee with Sister Vassa

Dr. Sr. Vassa Larin of the University of Vienna in Austria, and host of the weekly YouTube-program "Coffee with Sister Vassa,"is visiting the United States!
She will give a talk on "Living the Church Calendar in the 21st Century" at St. Nicholas Cathedral
Saturday January 25th - 6:00 PM
Sunday - January 26  
10:30 AM - English
12:30 PM - Russian

If you haven't seen it click here or search for Coffee with Sister Vassa in Youtube, and don't miss this talk!

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