Orthodox Church in America
Archived News - 2016
Holy Archangels Books and Icons Grand Opening - 02/28/16

Sat. March 19th 3:00-5:30pm | At 47 Spa Rd (Next to the Compass Rose Theater)

35th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC - 03/09/16

The Holy Synod announced its decision to create the Diocese of Washington at the 6th All-American Council in November 1980. 

Lenten Retreat with Metropolitan Tikhon - 04/09/16

Mortgage Burning at Christ the Savior - Berlin, MD - 08/21/16

On the weekend of August 20-21, 2016, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon was welcomed by Priest John Parsells and the faithful of Christ the Savior Mission, Berlin, MD.  The visit coincided with the burning of the mission’s mortgage—the $318,000.00 balance had been paid in full by an anonymous parishioner, fifteen years before it was due.

2016 Archdiocesan Assembly - 09/17/16

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon presided at the annual Assembly of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC.  The Assembly was held at Saint Luke Orthodox Church in McLean, VA.

Metropolitan Tikhon visits St. Mark - 09/18/16

On Sunday, September 18, 2016, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon made a pastoral visit to St. Mark Orthodox Church, Bethesda, MD. After the Liturgy service, His Beatitude, blessed the new iconography and posed for a photo with the iconography committee. The iconography committee was formed in 2013 at the parish's annual meeting. Later that year, Dimitry Shkolnik was approved by the parish to carry out the work in the sanctuary. The iconography team ( Dimitry Shkolnik, Alexey Vronskiy, Alexander Chernyy, and Alexander Mchedlishvily) arrived on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, to begin work on the first phase of the sanctuary iconography project. After four weeks of work, the apse itself was completed with the Platytera, Liturgical Hierarchs, and Communion of the Apostles. Phase two began in the fall of 2015 with the icons of the Annunciation, Nativity of our Lord, Theophany, Transfiguration, Pentecost, Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascention. Phase two was completed the day before Christmas Eve, December 23, 2015.

The 35th Anniversary of St. Catherine Church, Hagerstown, MD - 12/04/16

On the first weekend of December 2016, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon was welcomed by Archpriest Dennis Buck and the faithful of Saint Catherine the Great Martyr Church, Hagerstown, MD, for the celebration of the parish’s 35th Anniversary.

Update on the Annapolis Campus Ministry - 12/23/16

As we prepare for the Nativity of our Lord, we have the joy of sharing with you this update that Fr. Robert Miclean provided on the Annapolis Campus Ministry.  It is full of good news!

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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