Please Plan Ahead!
Please be aware that on Sunday, October 27th, the 44th Marine Corps Marathon will be held on the streets of Arlington and Washington, DC. Please look at the race course map to determine how it might impact your commute to church! To accommodate high ridership, Metrorail will open two hours early (at 6:00 AM).
Presentation on Sacred Art and Opening of Illuminations Exhibit at St. Nicholas
On Sunday, October 20, Tetyana Ana Gubenko, an iconographer and instructor with the Prosopon School of Iconology, will be presenting "An Overview of Sacred Art: Frescoes, Icons, and Illuminated Miniatures” during lunch after Divine Liturgy.
This will be followed by the opening of Illuminations, an exhibit of illuminated Gospel Miniatures by the hand of Claire Sophia Nobles from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Cathedral. The Illuminations exhibit will also be open for viewing on Monday and Tuesday, October 21 and 22, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
A Visit from Fr. Juvenaly Repass
Father Juvenaly Repass visited our cathedral several years ago when he was preparing to become an Orthodox missionary in Guatemala. Now he's been serving there for over two and a half years. Fr. Juvenaly will return to be with us again on Sunday, October 27, and will speak, show pictures, and answer questions about the evangelical work that's been taking place in this field of Orthodox Christian mission in Central America.
Save the Dates for the New St. Nicholas Photo Directory
In 2020, we’ll celebrate our Cathedral parish’s 90th anniversary, plus mark the 50th anniversary of the autocephaly of the OCA. It’s exactly the right time for a new photo directory that showcases our Cathedral and our church families.
We are a large parish and sometimes it’s hard to put a face with a name, even for longtime parishioners. And it’s a great resource for newcomers to get to know us faster.
We are aiming for 100 percent parish participation -- single, married, young, old, extended families, college students, everyone! – and we are on track to complete this project by the end of the year.
Sign-up sheets will be posted to make appointments for photography sittings. The dates for the sessions are Friday, December 6; Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8. Specific times and exact location at the Cathedral will be announced ASAP.
Professional photos will be taken by LifeTouch, the same company that produced our 2011 directory. There is no charge for the photo session, and each participating family will get
- A free copy of the directory
- A free 8x10 photo
- The option to purchase additional copies of your photo (Of course, there is no obligation to do so.)
Questions? Talk with Candice Johnson, Alyssa McCrea or Katya Haines. We’ll be available with all the information you need.
Save the Date for the 50th Annual Russian Ball
Under the Gracious Patronage of Her Imperial Highness The Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia, Chairmen Professor and Mrs. Paul du Quenoy and Co-Chairmen Prince and Princess Nicholas Obolensky kindly request that you save the date for The 50th Annual Russian Ball on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at The Cosmos Club, located at 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC.
Divine Liturgy on October 20th
Benedict Sheehan’s setting of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom will be sung by the St. Tikhon Choir at St. Nicholas Cathedral on Sunday, October 20. Background information can be found at this link.
Some of our singers are currently working on eight hymns of this Liturgy to sing with the St. Tikhon Choir at the Heirarchical Divine Liturgy which His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon will be serving.
St. Nicholas Sunday school classes started September 8th, 2019. Applications may be filled out online from the "Sunday School" link on the St. Nicholas website and paper forms are also available and located on the bulletin board downstairs outside the parish hall. Submit completed forms to email@example.com with the subject "Sunday School Enrollment".
Our school welcomes any support you can give through financial donations, volunteering your time, providing snacks for kids, or supplies for school. When you donate to St. Nicholas Sunday School, you help to pass on to the children of our parish the sacred truths and traditions of the Holy Orthodox faith. Help us to successfully implement our mission and we will help others to ensure the next generation of Orthodox Christians will be able to meet the challenges presented by the world in the 21st century.
Every child of God is welcome to our school and we will provide supplies and snacks. Our dedicated teachers will share the knowledge of the Orthodox faith. The Sunday School is completely run on donations; your donation is highly appreciated. You can either donate online, or by check to the church. You can write the check to St. Nicholas Cathedral with "to the Sunday School" on the memo line.
Sunday School is held on Sundays from 10:45AM - 11:30AM in the Annex building located next to the Cathedral. Please contact us via email and use a descriptive subject, so the most competent person can answer all your questions as soon as possible.
Sunday School e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sunday School Director - Victoria Pastushenko
- Sunday School Coordinator / Teacher - Ksenia Panomarenko
Saint Ambrose of Milan Scripture Study Group
The group continues discussions on Saint Gregory of Nyssa and his work “On The Making of Man”. Saint Gregory of Nyssa aims at completing St. Basil the Great's commentary on the creation of the world by focusing specifically on the creation of humans.
Our next class will be held next Friday at 6:30 PM. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Father George Kokhno at email@example.com and Ioannis Gkigkitzis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Consider Joining our Choir
The cathedral choir is looking for more singers at both services. In general, choir rehearsals in Slavonic begin at 9:00 AM on Sundays and last for an hour and a half. Choir rehearsals in English begin at 11:15 AM on Sundays and also last for an hour and a half. A two-hour combined rehearsal begins at 7:00 PM on Mondays.
To confirm this week’s rehearsal schedule, contact Kevin Fritts at email@example.com, Andrea Lutov firstname.lastname@example.org, or Elena Forrest at email@example.com.
Potlucks - Due to our busy summer schedules, we are discontinuing our potluck *schedule* for the summer starting in July. However, we would really appreciate, because of less help in the summer, if you can bring in a lenten-appropriate potluck item - such as side dish, fruit, or main dish - when you can over the summer. In the fall, we will pick up the potluck schedule again. Thank you.
Coffee hour volunteers needed - We are once again requesting people to volunteer to serve during coffee hour. Why not volunteer for one (or two) Sundays over the summer and see how you like it - before you commit to anything? Please contact the church office or Mark Naydan at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or for more information.