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Clergy are in the office on a daily basis and available for confession, pastoral counseling, spiritual care, individual prayer, moleben and panikhida, as well as for meetings and tours of the Cathedral.

If you want to see Fr. George, or Fr. Valery, please call first to set up an appointment.

Fr. George – 703-801-9911 cell phone, gkokhno@gmail.com

Fr. Valery - 202-441-0026 cell phone, shemchukv@gmail.com

Clergy are also available to visit the sick in nursing homes, hospitals or at homes. Contact person for the visitation of the sick is Sharon Osmolovsky. Sharon, who is fluent in Russian and English, can be reached at home (301-949-1028), via her cell phone (240-752-7087), and by e-mail: sharosml@aol.com

Adult Education: Father Valery teaches "the Orthodoxy through the Liturgy” class every other Saturday in English in the Annex.  In Russian the class is held every other Sunday after second Liturgy at 1:30pm. For detailed information please look at the Cathedral's schedule of services.  ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!

To enroll your child in Sunday School please, contact Victoria Pastushenko by e-mail: usa.victoria812@gmail.com 

The Cathedral office is open 10am - 5pm  Monday through Saturday. For lighting candles, individual prayer, visits with guests, quiet meditation, and photography please call 202-333-5060. The office manager will open the Cathedral doors for you and your guests.

Icon “Christ the True Vine” is commissioned in 2004 by the Orthodox recovering alcoholics in Russia.
The original icon is at the St. Danilovsky Monastery in Moscow.
Copy was given as a gift and blessing to St. Nicholas Cathedral
by Igumen Iona three years ago
and now is in conference room in Annex of our Cathedral.


 “I [Lord Jesus] was ill and you cared for me”
Mathew 25, 36


Do you or family member or fellow parishioner of St. Nicholas having problems with alcohol, drugs or other addictions? 

If you need help,  please contact the Cathedral clergy for confidential pastoral counseling.


Fr. George Kokhno and Fr. Valery Shemchuk will be points of contact.

Fr. George is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian and English.

He can be reached via his cell phone (703-801.9911) or by e-mail: gkokhno@gmail.com.


Fr. Valery is fluent in Russian and English.

He can be reached via his cell phone (202-441-0026) or by email: shemchukv@gmail.com

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