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Welcome to the Veterans Memorial


St. Nicholas Cathedral was dedicated as the National War Memorial Shrine of the Orthodox Church in America in 1963. This page is dedicated to preserving the memory of veterans of the armed forces of the United States from Orthodox parishes throughout the country. To have your veteran included, please email the following information, in the order shown, to office@stnicholasdc.org:



  • Jurisdiction
  • Name of Home Parish, Location of Home Parish
  • Full Name of Veteran, Rank, Branch of Service, Status (Active Duty, Reserve Duty, Retired) Years of Service, Wartime Service, Awards for Valor, Deceased/KIA/MIA





  • AOCA
  • St. John Antiochian Orthodox Church, Memphis, TN
  • Taylor, James Murray Jr, 1LT, USAAF, 1942-1946, Combat pilot with the 75th Fighter Squadron (Flying Tiger Sharks), 23rd Fighter Group Flying Tigers, China, 1944. Prisoner of War, 1944-1945. Orthodox since 1985.


Please include the words "VETERANS" in the subject line of all emails. Attach a digital photo (jpeg format) if you like. Address all hardcopy correspondence to Veterans Memorial Coordinator, Saint Nicholas Cathedral, 3500 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20007.

Click here for news about the Veterans Memorial.


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Each year, on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, prayers are offered for the souls of Orthodox Christians who have died while on active duty in the service of their country, as their names are read aloud during the Divine Liturgy. St. Nicholas Cathedral invites parishes across the country to submit additional names to be added to the list viewable at the link below. 

Memory Eternal!

Living Veterans, and those who have fallen asleep while not on active duty, are grouped by jurisdiction and parish. Click on the links below for a listing.

Albanian Orthodox Diocese of America
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese in the USA
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Moscow Patriarchate in the USA
Orthodox Church in America
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA

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