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Education

Altar Services

The 14-year-old boys depart from the traditional Sunday school curriculum to partake of our altar boy program. Through active participation in the Divine Liturgy on Sundays and holidays, the program instructs the boys on the meaning of the Divine Liturgy, other services, and the fundamental sacraments of the church.

Prior to participating in the Divine Liturgy, the altar boys meet with Peter Sbily to review elements of the Divine Liturgy. Primarily, the altar boys will focus on the day’s Gospel lesson or epistle reading and interpreting its meaning and relevance to their lives. Upon concluding their lesson, the altar boys ascend to the altar and assist with the Divine Liturgy.

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Altar Boy Schedule

9:00am – 9:50am
Arrive at Cathedral for Sunday School Session with Peter Sbily

9:50am – 12:00pm
Ascend to the Altar to assist with the Divine Liturgy

Altar Boy Program Instructors

Peter Sbily
George Paul

Registering for Altar Boys

To register for the altar boy program, children must be enrolled in the Cathedral’s Sunday School. To enroll, contact the Cathedral office at 202-333-4730 or download the enrollment form (PDF).