GRADUATES TO BE HONORED SUNDAY 23 June: St. Nicholas Cathedral will recognize our 2013 Elementary, Middle and High School and College Graduates on June 23 at the single 9:30am Liturgy. Please submit names to the Cathedral’s office by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing at the candle counter. Please do not delay. Include graduate's name, name of school or university, degree if applicable, any awards, plan after graduation.
Maslenitsa 2013: Please mark your calendars and come help us celebrate Maslenitsa-Russian Mardi Gras at the Russian Embassy on Friday, March 15. For those who have come in the past, you know how much fun it is to eat blini in an elegant ballroom and enjoy lively entertainment and dancing, a Silent Auction, and vendors of interesting wares. For those who have never been, you are in for a real treat. There will also be a lottery with 3 fabulous prizes. Tickets for the event are $175/person or $340/couple.There is also a discount for a reserved table for 10. This is a win/win event. You get to enjoy a special evening while at the same time contributing to the Benevolent Fund whose mission it is to help the needy. For more information or to request an invitation, please call or email Marina Poutiatine at 301-530-9281 or email@example.com.
The Miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Icon of St Anna will be brought by Igumen Sergius of St Tikhon Monastery to St Nicholas Cathedral. The Icon of St Anna will be present in the Cathedral during Vigil this Saturday and during Divine Liturgy on Sunday.
The Icon of Saint Anna was painted in 1998 at the Mount of Olives Orthodox Monastery in Jerusalem and was given to the former spiritual leader of the monastery, Father Athanasius. On the Feast of the Prophet Isaiah in 2004, the icon began to exude a fragrant myrrh oil and continues to do so. Father Athanasius retired to St. Tikhon Monastery in Pennsylvania in 2011, where the icon is enshrined in the monastery chapel dedicated to St Theodosius of Chernigov. Many miracles have been attributed to the intercessory prayers before this holy icon, and it is especially known for healing infertility in women.
On Saturday, January 26, the Vigil will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m. The following morning, January 27, the Divine Liturgy, followed by the Rite of Enthronement of Metropolitan Tikhon, will begin at 9:00 a.m. Members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America will be joined at the Divine Liturgy by guest hierarchs.
Archpriest John Perich, Administrator of Saint Nicholas Cathedral and Curator of the Metropolitan Museum of the Orthodox Church in America, South Canaan, PA, has brought various ecclesiastical items including the mantiya worn by St Patriarch Tikhon upon his enthronement as Patriarch of Moscow on November 18th, 1917 in the Dormition Cathedral in Kremlin, Moscow. Other special relics include the mitra of St Nicholai of Zhicha, the relics of St Herman of Alaska, patron Saint of the Orthodox Church in America and many other relics of the Holy Orthodox Church.
Nativity Yolka Celebration: The Annual Nativity Yolka Celebration will take place on Saturday, 12 January 2013. All are invited! Celebrate Christ's Nativity and the New Year with us in Russian style. The Day starts with Divine Liturgy at 9:30 AM. Please attend and make sure your children join the Children's Choir at the front of the Church. Immediately following the Liturgy the celebration will continue in the Church Hall with a Lunch and traditional Russian Nativity/New Year plays and activities. Ded Moroz and Snegurochka are planning to make a visit. Lunch is $10 per adult and free for the children. Great fun for the whole family!
Please contact Alla Lowe if you are interested in having a New Year's gift for your child(ren) at 202-285-0033. Please contact Marina McGuigan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-333-2706, if you are interested in helping with cooking or set-up on Friday, Jan 11, 2012, or food service and clean-up on Saturday.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO SUBMIT YOUR PLEDGE FOR 2013!!!
"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"
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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 2013!
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!
The Enthronement of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon as Primate of the Orthodox Church in America will be celebrated at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Washington, DC, on the weekend of January 26-27, 2013.
On Saturday, January 26, the Vigil will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m.
On Sunday, January 27, the Divine Liturgy, followed by the Rite of Enthronement, will begin at 9:00 a.m.
A banquet will be held at the Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert Street NW (at Connecticut Ave.), Washington, DC. A reception will be held at 2:00 p.m., followed by dinner in the Regency Ballroom at 3:00 p.m.
Banquet reservations and menu selection (meat/fish) should be emailed to email@example.com . Tickets are $75.00 per person. Deadline for reservations is January 14. Payments for reservations can be made by check or credit card. By check: make your check out to Orthodox Church in America with "ATTN: Banquet" in the memo line and send it to:
P O Box 675
Syosset, NY 11791-0675
Credit card payments can be made by calling Andrew Boyd at the Chancery at 516-922-0550 X 133.
In addition to your regular support of the Cathedral, please consider a special contribution to the St. Nicholas Cathedral Discretionary Fund. This is a special fund to provide help and support to those who are experiencing financial difficulties. There are a number of people who come to St. Nicholas with a request for help. You can reach out to help them by making a donation to St. Nicholas Cathedral, noting “Discretionary Fund” on the check memo. Thank you, and thanks to all who have already helped those in need through the Discretionary Fund.
PARENTS AND TEACHERS (& STUDENTS):
The St. Nicholas Sunday School began its Fall Term for the 2012-2013 School year on Sunday, 16 September 2012. It is not too late to enroll your children in the Sunday School now. Please contact Martin McGuigan at firstname.lastname@example.org.