ARCHDIOCESE OF WASHINGTON, D.C.
Orthodox Church in America
Archived News - 2013
St. Mark Orthodox Church in Bethesda, MD celebrates Theophany of our Lord - 01/06/13

This Sunday, January 6th the community of Saint Mark Orthodox Church gathered to celebrate the Theophany of our Lord, God, and Saviour Jesus Christ. 


Old Calendar Nativity Services at Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Washington D.C. - 01/07/13

On Sunday evening, January 6th, the community of Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Washington D.C. gathered to celebrate a Great Compline and Matins of the Great Feast of our Lord's Nativity presided by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon.


An archpastoral visit to Holy Trinity Church in Reston, Virginia - 01/13/13

On January 13th, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Church in Reston, Virginia.


Metropolitan Tikhon visits St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Baltimore, MD - 01/20/13

On Sunday morning, January 20th, Fr. Theodore Boback together with the faithful of St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Baltimore, MD welcomed His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon who came to visit the parish.


His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon ordains Timothy Skuby to the Holy Deaconate - 02/03/13

On Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 Timothy Skuby, a parishioner of St. Catherine Orthodox Church in Hagerstown, MD and faithful servant of Christ, was ordained to the Subdeaconate and Deaconate by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon.


Holy Archangels Mission, Annapolis, MD welcomed His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, for his first archpastoral visit - 02/24/13

Holy Archangels Mission, Annapolis, MD welcomed His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, for his first archpastoral visit February 23-24, 2013. The growing community received a Church Planting Grant for 2013 from the Orthodox Church in America’s Department of Evangelization.


Metropolitan Tikhon celebrates the Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Washington, DC - 03/17/13

On Sunday morning, March 17th, 2013, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Washington, DC on the occasion of Forgiveness Sunday and the begining of Great Lent.


Metropolitan Tikhon visits Alexandria, VA community March 23-24, 2013 - 03/24/13

On Saturday evening, March 23, 2013, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon came to visit All Saints of North America Mission, Alexandria, VA.


Metropolitan Tikhon preaches at DC Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers - 03/24/13

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, delivered the homily at the celebration of Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers at Saints Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church on Sunday evening, March 24, 2013


Metropolitan Tikhon celebrates Lenten Vespers at St. Andrew's Church in Baltimore, MD - 04/21/13

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon celebrated Lenten Vespers at St. Andrew's Church in Baltimore, MD April 21, 2013


Metropolitan Tikhon visits St. Matthew Church, Columbia, MD - 04/21/13

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, visited Saint Matthew Church, Columbia, MD April 20-21, 2013.


Metropolitan Tikhon celebrates Holy Week in DC - 05/02/13

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, celebrated services for Holy Week at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Washington, DC


Paschal Services at Saint Nicholas Cathedral - 05/05/13

On Saturday evening, April 4, 2013, the community of Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Washington, DC gathered to celebrate a Paschal Service of the Great Feast of our Lord’s Resurrection presided by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon.


Metropolitan Tikhon visits St. Luke, McLean VA for their patronal Slava on Oct. 27 - 10/27/13

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon visited St. Luke Orthodox Church in McLean, VA on Sunday, Oct. 27 to join them in the celebration of their patronal feast day.  After presiding over the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, he conducted his first ever Slava service  -- a molieben used by those of Serbian heritage in honor of their patron saints.  As part of the Slava, bread (kolach) and wheat (zhito) are blessed and the children participate in slowly rotating the kolach as the Song of Isaiah is sung.  This was followed by a banquet involving some 100 people and a fine selection of traditional Serbian foods, during which time His Beatitude engaged in informal conversations with a number of parishioners.


Archdiocesan Clergy Retreat - 11/15/13

On Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. held its first clergy retreat at St. Matthew Orthodox Church in Columbia, MD.  We were delighted by the turn out – some 20 priest and deacons, nearly all of our clergy, were able to attend.


Archdiocesan Assembly - 11/16/13

The 2013 Annual Assembly of the Archdiocese of Washington D.C. was held at St. Matthew Orthodox Church in Columbia MD. We are grateful to Fr. Constantine White, Dn. Sergius Miller and the parishioners of St. Matthew for their wonderful hospitality – and great food ;) -- in hosting the Assembly and the Clergy Retreat on the preceding day.  The day was made even more special since this was the Feast of St. Matthew, the patronal feast day of the parish.



About the Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of the Washington, D.C. is part of the Orthodox Church in America, which is the local presence of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church established by Jesus Christ and faithfully transmitted through her Scriptures, worship and prayer life, and through the teachings of the Holy Fathers.

The Orthodox Faith maintains unbroken continuity with the Apostolic Faith; embraces all languages, cultures, and races; and calls all to "come and see." Please join us in worship and fellowship.

The Mission of The Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”

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