FAQs

When is the office open?

The Cathedral Office is open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Mondays through Friday and 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturdays.

What time is the Divine Liturgy?

Our Sunday services begin with the Orthros (Matins) service at 8:00 AM followed by the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom at 9:30 AM. On weekday holidays Orthros (Matins) service at 9:00 AM followed by the Divine Liturgy begins at 10:00 AM. Please check our Liturgical Calendar for more details.

NOTE: Beginning Sunday, May 28, Memorial Day Weekend, through Sunday, September 3, Labor Day Weekend, Sunday Orthros (Matins) will begin at 8:00 AM and Divine Liturgy at 9:30 AM.

The normal start times of 8:30 AM for Sunday Orthros (Matins) and 10:00 AM for Divine Liturgy will resume on Sunday, September 10, the first day of Sunday School.

When is Orthodox Pascha (Easter Sunday)?

Orthodox Pascha (Easter Sunday) for the year 2017 is April 16th.

Please check our Liturgical Calendar for related dates and services. (You may also wish to see the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Calendar.)

When is the feast day of Saint Sophia?

The name of our cathedral is a translation of “Hagia Sophia” (Agia Sofia), which means Holy Wisdom. In the words of Saint Paul,

For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. (1 Cor 1.23-25)

By tradition the feast day of churches of the Holy Wisdom is the Monday following Pentecost, the Monday of the Holy Spirit.

When is the Greek Festival?

Saint Sophia’s Annual Greek Festival is held each year on the first weekend after Mother’s Day.

Where is the Cathedral located?

The Cathedral is located on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and 36th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20007-1424, one block east of the intersection of Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues. Please see Directions for a map and directions.

What is the Cathedral near?

Saint Sophia Cathedral is in a neighborhood of churches, embassies, and schools, about a fifteen-minute drive from the National Mall. Nearby are many sites of interest to visitors: Dumbarton Oaks (Harvard’s Center for Byzantine Studies), The Greek Embassy, The Naval Observatory and Vice-President’s Residence, Washington National Cathedral The American University, and The National Zoological Park.

Private Directory

Saint Sophia Cathedral’s private phone lines are as follows:

Office Main Line
202-333-4730

Father Steven Zorzos
202-838-1550

Father Dimitrios Lee
202-838-1551

Pete Panagiotopoulos
202-838-1553

George Thodoridis
202-838-1554

John Werth
202-838-1556

Oscar “Kosmas” Montecinos
202-838-1557

George Paul
202-838-1558

Library
202-838-1559

Other Questions

If you have any additional questions about the Cathedral, please send an email to office@saintsophiadc.com