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March For Life - 01/18/19

His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, together with other OCA hierarchs, clergy, seminarians and faithful, participated in the annual March for Life in Washington, DC on Friday, January 18.  The march is a pro-life rally protesting abortion, held in the nation's capital near the anniversary of the infamous decision in the United States Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. Joining the OCA Bishops for the prayer service for the unborn were His Grace the Right Reverend Thomas of the Antiochian Archdiocese and Alexander Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services. 

Old Calendar Nativity at St. Nicholas Cathedral - 01/07/19

On Monday, January 7, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon led the Old Calendar celebration of the Nativity of Christ at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Washington, DC.

Theophany at St. Matthew in Columbia, MD - 01/06/19

On Sunday, January 6, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon led the celebration of Theophany at St. Matthew Orthodox Church in Columbia, MD.

2018 Archdiocesan Assembly - 09/29/18

On Saturday, September 29th, clergy and faithful from the Archdiocese of Washington gathered under the leadership of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon for their annual assembly, hosted this year at St. Mark Orthodox Church in Bethesda, Maryland.

St. Matthew's 30th Anniversary Celebration - 05/06/18

On Sunday, May 6, 2018, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon presided at the 30th Anniversary Celebration of St. Matthew Orthodox Church in Columbia, Maryland. Glory to God for His many blessings upon the community of St. Matthew's!  Photos by Victor Lutes.

Holy Week and Pascha Celebrations with Metropolitan Tikhon - 04/08/18

From April 1-8, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon visited parishes in the Washington DC and surrounding area to celebrate the solemn and festive services of Great & Holy Week and Pascha. Photos by Victor Lutes.

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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