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Saint-Nicholas Festival of Multinational Cuisine

Dear brothers and sisters!

We are inviting you to participate in the Saint-Nicholas festival of multinational cuisine,

which we are planning to hold on June 4 and June 5, 2016.

Help is neeed in cooking, donations and advertisement. For any questions contact Irina Panyutin at irinavp@comcast.net.



BLESSING OF PASCHA BASKETS: Saturday, April 30th after the 9am moning Liturgy and in the evening from 10pm to 11:15pm.

Sunday, May 1st after Paschal Vespers, which starts at 12 noon.


We will again be keeping Vigil on Holy Friday evening, from 8:30pm to 1:00am. It's a wonderful opportunity to stand vigil over the tomb of Christ and a very moving experience for many. Come and read the Psalms aloud or just silently pray with us. For prayers, come and go as you please. To read the Psalms aloud, write to Peter and Helen Evans, <we2roneph@comcast.net> to schedule a time. It might begin a nice family tradition.



The Dormition Guild is sponsoring a book on past members of St. Nicholas Cathedral.  The title of the book will be “Jewels of the Cathedral” and the project is being chaired by Anna Mighell.  It will be a collection of biographies of deceased Church members.  It will, of course, include biographies of past clergy.  Everyone in the parish is welcome to write a biography of their relative or friend.  Please include a picture if possible.  The biographies need not be too long.  Please send the biography and picture to Father Valery Shemchuk at the Cathedral.  We have a goal that this project be completed in one year (December 2015 through December 2016, if possible), but please send in your biographies soon.  We have had so many devoted, wonderful parishioners.  The book should be a real treasure.  People may write as many biographies as they wish.



English and Russian Classes - Volunteer led classes in basic English and Russian are currently in session at St. Nicholas.  A warm welcome to anyone who may want to join the English or Russian class!  It is not necessary to register.  Simply come to the class at the appointed day and time and introduce yourself to the teacher.

Classes in basic English are taught by Katerina Kulagina and Marina Samkharadze and meet every Sunday in the Annex, first floor, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Classes in basic Russian are taught by Irena Ananjana and meet two Sundays a month in the Annex, first floor, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Class dates are as follows: March 20; April 3 & 17; May 8 & 22


Pledges 2016


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

Reward them with Your rich 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 2016!

            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!


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)

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