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  1. St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral and National War Memorial Shrine. 3500 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20007. P: (202) 333–5060 • E: office@stnicholasdc.org

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    3500 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, District of Columbia 20007 Email: office@stnicholasdc.org Website: stnicholasdc.org Office: 202-333-5060 Fax: 202-965-3788

    From I-95 and points north Follow I-95 to the Washington Beltway system and exit west onto I-495, Silver Spring. Follow 495 to the Connecticut Ave exit. Take Connecticut Ave south toward Washington. About 5 blocks after Connecticut crosses Military Rd, turn right onto Nebraska and follow to Wisconsin Ave. Go south (left) onto Wisconsin Ave. Stay on Wisconsin and cross Massachusetts Ave staying in the left lane. Turn left at the first light and follow to Massachusetts Ave. Turn right onto Massachusetts Ave. St Nicholas is approximately one block down on the right. From the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and points east Follow the Parkway to Rt 50, exiting Rt 50 west onto New York Ave. Follow New York Ave until it intersects with Massachusetts Ave at 7th St NW. Switch onto Massachusetts Ave and follow it to St Nicholas Cathedral on the left (approx. 1 block after the Vice Presidents residence, the Naval Observatory). From points south Follow I-395 toward Washington. Approaching Washingt...

    St Nicholas Cathedral Office is open from 10 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday except during weekday Liturgies and on Saturdays from 1-4 PM. 5:00 PM Vigil (English and Slavonic). Saturday Evening 1:00 PM Akathist (Georgian) Sundays 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy (English); 10:45 AM Divine Liturgy (Slavonic). Sunday Morning 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy (combined languages), Feasts and Special occasions. Sunday Morning 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy (English and Slavonic). Mornings of Great Feasts falling on work days For a complete list of upcoming services, please visit the Monthly Calendaron the parish website. Confessions are heard before or after Vigils, or by appointment. General Confession in English is celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, after Vigil. General Confession is Russian is celebrated on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, after Vigil. General Confession is not celebrated between Pascha and Pentecost or Christmas through Epiphany. Confessions

    Founded in 1930, as the Russian Church of St Nicholas, the parish was originally located on Riggs Pl in northwest Washington, DC. The first pastor was Rev John Dorosh who lived above the chapel. In 1934 the Dormition Sisterhood and the Nation’s Capitol “R” Club were formed. In 1935, the parish moved to 1708 Church St, also in northwest Washington just a few blocks from Riggs Pl. In 1938, Fr Paul Lutov replaced the retiring Rev Dorosh. Fr Lutov helped to introduce English into parish services to ensure that the Word of God could be understood by everyone. After WW II, Fr Lutov left his post as rector although he remained active in the parish. St Nicholas’s rectors from 1948 to 1951 were Monk-Priest John (Morozov) and Fr Nicholas Makovelosky. The parish had grown to 100 members by about 1950. In 1951 Metropolitan Leonty blessed the newly purchased site at Massachusetts Ave and Edmunds St, our current location. In 1955 after the death of Bishop Jonah (rector), Archpriest Arkady Moiseye...

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    The original parishwas founded in 1930 as the Russian Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas. The liturgical life of the parish was held in various houses until it could purchase its own property. In 1949 the Synod of Bishops of the then-Metropolia, named the parish to be the National War Memorial Shrine. This led to a national campaign to erect a monumental church in the capital of the United States. In 1951 the property upon which the current cathedral stands was purchased. The substructure (basement) of the cathedral was completed in 1954 and was used for church services until the superstructure was completed in late 1962. In 1988 a bell tower was erected, commemorating the millennium of Christianity in Russia.

    The cathedral architecture is based on the 12th century St. Demetrius Cathedral of Vladimir, Russia. Beginning in 1991, dedicated iconographers from Moscow led by Alexander Maskalionov wrote icons throughout the navein the traditional style. This work was completed in 1994.

    The cathedral is at 3500 Massachusetts Ave NW at the corner of Edmund Street, in the District of Columbia.

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  3. Central dome of St Nicholas Cathedral - Washington, DC. The cathedral architecture is based on the 12th century St. Demetrius Cathedral of Vladimir, Russia. Beginning in 1991, dedicated iconographers from Moscow led by Alexander Maskalionov painted icons throughout the nave in the traditional style. This work was completed in 1994.

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