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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 8:30 AM followed by the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom at 10:00 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.

 

When is Orthodox Pascha (Easter Sunday)?

Orthodox Pascha (Easter Sunday) for the year 2014 is April 20th.

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.

 

Other Questions

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