Orthodox Church in America


Diocesan Hierarch

The Most Blessed Tikhon
Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada
P.O. Box 675
Syosset, NY 11791
Office: 516-922-0550

Diocesan Chancery Staff

Chancellor:    V. Rev. John Vitko (
Secretary (Acting):     V. Rev. Dennis Buck (
Treasurer:     Mr. Matthew Matyuf (

Dean of St. Nicholas Cathedral, the OCA National Cathedral


Diocesan Council

Chancery Staff
All Parish Rectors and Parish Lay-Leaders
Delegates to the Metropolitan Council

Delegates to the Metropolitan Council

Rev. Valery Shemchuk (clergy delegate, expires 2022)
Dn. Matthew Prentice (clergy alternate delegate, expires 2022)
Gregory Honshul (lay delegate, expires 2021)

Auditing Committee

Gregory Honshul (expires 2022)
Peter Mazikins (expires 2021)
John Jubinski (expires 2021)






Archdiocesan Assembly - Saturday, September 30 @ St. Nicholas Cathedral in Washington DC

Diocesan News

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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