Orthodox Church in America
Visit of the Sitka Icon

At the invitation of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, His Grace Bishop Alexei of Sitka and Alaska will visit Washinton, DC, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvanian with the wonderworking Sitka Icon of the Mother of God beginning Monday, March 25, 2024. The icon, painted by the Russian Iconographer Vladimir Lukich Borovikvsky in the late 18th century in the "Kazan" style, has had numerous miracles attributed to the intercession of Our Lady of Sitka. His Grace will also offer presentations on the history of the Diocese of Alaska as well as its current needs.

The schedule of visitations can be found below. Faithful are encouraged to contact parishes for more information.

Wednesday, March 27

6:30 PM Presanctified Liturgy and Lecture
St. Mark Orthodox Church
7124 River Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817


Thursday, March 28

6:30 PM Akathist
Holy Apostles Orthodox Church
7111 Wertzville Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050


Friday, March 29

7:00 PM Akathist and Lecture
St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Church
7223 Roosevelt Ave, Falls Church, VA 22042


Saturday, March 30

9:00 AM Divine Liturgy
St. Matthew Orthodox Church
7271 Eden Brook Dr, Columbia, MD 21046

5:00 pm Vigil
St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Cathedral
4001 17th St NW #7, Washington, DC 20011


Sunday, March 31

9:00 AM Hierarchical Divine Liturgy concelebrated by Metropolitan Tikhon and Bishop Alexei with lecture to follow
St. Nicholas Cathedral
3500 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

4:00 PM Akathist
Saint Herman Orthodox Church
1855 Middletown Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342


Wednesday, April 3

6:00 PM Archdiocesan Presanctified Liturgy with Holy Synod of Bishops and Archdiocesan Choir
St. Nicholas Cathedral
3500 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007


Thursday, April 4

6:00 PM Visit to St. Andrew Orthodox Church
2028 E Lombard St, Baltimore, MD 21231


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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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