Orthodox Church in America
Archived News - 2019
Tenebrae Concert at St. Nicholas - 02/22/19

On Friday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m St. Nicholas Cathedral in Washington, DC hosted a spectacular evening of music by the St Vladimir’s Seminary Chorale. Tenebrae: Music of Holy Week from East & West.

Archdiocesan Council Meeting - 02/23/19

On Saturday, February 23 a meeting of the Archdiocesan Council, presided over by His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, was held at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Washington DC.

Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Cathedral - 02/24/19

On Sunday, February 24, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon celebrated the Divine Liturgy with the clergy and faithful at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Washington DC.

Fr. Michael Oleksa gives retreat on Baptizing Cultures - 11/16/19

Fr. Michael Oleksa -- a gifted, charismatic, story-teller, lover of Alaska and recognized 'tribal elder' -- regaled some 40 attendees with his stories of Alaskan saints, using their lives to make some key points about missionary outreach.

Ordination of Larry Basalyga to the Subdeaconate - 11/24/19

On Sunday, November 24, during the Divine Liturgy at the Primatial Cathedral, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon ordained Larry Basalyga to Subdeaconate. We congratulate and wish Subdeacon Larry many blessed years of service to the Church!

The Holy Synod Proclaims 2020 as a Year of Anniversaries for the Orthodox Church in America - 01/01/20

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] A message from Archpriest Alexander Rentel, Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America: On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America concelebrated the Divine Liturgy for the feast of Saint John Chrysostom.  At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy His Eminence Archbishop Michael of New York and New Jersey, Secretary of the Holy Synod, read a proclamation of the Holy Synod announcing the anniversary celebrations for the Canonization of Saint Herman of Alaska, and the reception of the Tomos of Autocephaly.

Newly Departed: Donya Platoff - 01/10/20

Eudoxia Alexandra Platoff (nee Pogrebniak), fondly known as Donya, passed away on January 10, 2020, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. She was born on March 5, 1927 in Derby, Connecticut. Donya attended Boston University’s School of Nursing and upon graduation, married Dr. Gennady E. Platoff MD on September 12, 1948. Donya and Genna traveled and lived throughout the world - Berlin, Paris and Teheran to name a few. They lived in the Fairfax, VA area for over 35 years.

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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