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. (Get directions from us or from the map below.)
Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral
36th Street & Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20007-1424
Tel: (202) 333-4730
Fax: (202) 625-7173
The Very Reverend Steven P. Zorzos, D.Min.
Presiding Priest & Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Throne
The Reverend Dimitrios J. Lee, M.Div.
Presbyter & Assistant Priest
The Very Reverend John T. Tavlarides, D.Min.
Presiding Priest Emeritus & Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Throne
THE FALLING ASLEEP IN THE LORD OF FATHER JOHN TAVLARIDES
Father John Tavlarides, whose priestly ministry to the people of God and the Great Church of Christ spanned six decades, passed from us Monday evening, September 21, at 11:07 PM. We commend his immortal soul to Christ God, Whom he so fervently loved, and so dedicatedly served, throughout his long and exemplary priesthood.
In lieu of flowers, the Tavlarides family asks that donations be made to the Father John Tavlarides Mosaic Preservation Fund, care of Saint Sophia Cathedral. There is an immediate need to repair the roofing system of the Cathedral, which is no longer impervious to water penetration, thus threatening Father John’s greatest achievement, the interior mosaics and marbles of Saint Sophia Cathedral, the most shining exemplar of Byzantine art and architecture in America. Together with the clergy and the Parish Council, the Tavlarides family asks that you honor Father John’s great legacy by ensuring the preservation of our glorious Cathedral for the ages to come.
Checks should be made out to Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral with the notation: Mosaic Preservation Fund in the memo section. You can also make donations using Faith Direct. The first donation of $10,000 has been made by Tavlarides Family in Father John’s memory.
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