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ORTHROS SERVICES ARE BEING UPDATED!
PLEASE CALL US FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE YOU MIGHT EXPERIENCE.
- Saturday and Sunday Orthros and Divine Liturgy start at 8:30AM
- Weekday Orthros and Divine Liturgy starts at 9:30AM
- Vespers for Major Feast days are indicated in the Worship Schedule and start at 6:00PM
(Please click below to view the Bilingual Service Booklets of your choice)
THE GREAT LENTEN HOURS
- SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN AND PHARISEE
- SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON
- 1st Saturday of the Souls “Commemoration of all Orthodox Christians who have fallen asleep”
- MEAT-FARE SUNDAY
- Cheese-Fare Saturday (2nd Saturday of the Souls) “The Commemoration of all Righteous Ascetics”
- CHEESE-FARE SUNDAY
GREAT AND HOLY LENTEN PERIOD
- PURE MONDAY
- Wednesday of the First Week-Vespers and Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts
- Friday of the First Week-First Salutations to the Most Holy Theotokos
- Saturday of the First Week (3rd Saturday of the Souls)
- FIRST SUNDAY OF THE FAST (THE SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY)
- Wednesday of the Second Week-Vespers and Liturgy of Presantified Gifts
- Friday of the Second Week-Second Salutations to the Most Holy Theotokos
- SECOND SUNDAY OF THE FAST. (COMMEMORATION OF SAINT GREGORY PALAMAS)
- Wednesday of the Third Week-Vespers and Liturgy of Presantified Gifts
- Friday of the Third Week-Third Salutations to the Most Holy Theotokos
- THIRD SUNDAY OF THE FAST. (THE VENERATION OF THE HOLY CROSS)
- Wednesday of the Fourth Week-Vespers and Liturgy of Presantified Gifts
- Friday of the Fourth Week-Fourth Salutations to the Most Holy Theotokos
- FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE FAST. (COMMEMORATION OF SAINT JOHN OF THE LADDER)
- Wednesday of the Fifth Week-Vespers and Liturgy of Presantified Gifts
- Friday of the Fifth Week-THE COMPLETE AKATHIST HYMN
- FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE FAST. (COMMEMORATION OF SAINT MARY OF EGYPT)
THE GREAT AND HOLY WEEK
PALM SUNDAY EVENING (Orthros of Holy Monday)
First Bridegroom Service (Nymphios)
HOLY MONDAY EVENING (Orthros of Holy Tuesday)
Second Bridegroom Service (Nymphios)
HOLY TUESDAY EVENING (Orthros of Holy Wednesday)
Third Bridegroom Service (Nymphios)
HOLY WEDNESDAY EVENING
Vespers and Pre-Sanctified Liturgy
The Sacrament of Holy Unction
Fourth Bridegroom Service (Niptiras Service)
Thursday Morning: Vespers and Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great
Thursday Evening: Orthros of the Holy Passion
HOLY AND GREAT SATURDAY
Saturday morning: Vespers of the Resurrection and Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great
Saturday evening: (see PENTECOSTARION below)
SUNDAY OF THE GREAT AND HOLY PASCHA (EASTER SUNDAY)
The Service of the Resurrection and the Orthros with the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom
SUNDAY OF ANTIPASCHA
The Opening of the (every week recirculating) Feast of Resurrection of Christ and the Feast of Apostle Thomas’ livesaving confession.
THIRD SUNDAY FROM PASCHA
Of the Holy Myrrh-Bearing Women, of Joseph of Aremathaea and the Night Student of Christ, Nicodemos.
FOURTH SUNDAY FROM PASCHA
We remember the Paralytic, and celebrate the miracle worked on him by Christ our God.
The Feast of Mid-Pentecost
FIFTH SUNDAY FROM PASCHA
The Feast of the Samaritan Woman to whom Christ confesses Him as the Messiah.
SIXTH SUNDAY FROM PASCHA
The miracle of healing performed by Christ on the man born blind.
THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD AND GOD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST
SEVENTH SUNDAY FROM PASCHA
Of the three hundred eighteen Godbearing Fathers of the First Ecumenical Synod (325 AD) in Nicaea.
Saturday before Pentecost (Of the Souls)
EIGHTH SUNDAY FROM PASCHA (THE FEAST OF PENTECOST)
The Orthros Service of Pentecost & The Service of the Kneeling Vesper
Monday after Pentecost. (OF THE HOLY SPIRIT)
SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS
1st Indiction i.e. The Beginning of the Ecclesiastical New Year
8th The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary
14th The Universal Exaltation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross
26th Saint Demetrios the Great Martyr and Myrrh-Bearer
28th THE LIGHT-BEARING AND HOLY PROTECTION OF THE ALL HOLY THEOTOKOS AND EVER-VIRGIN MARY
8th Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, and the other Bodiless Powers
9th Saint Nektarios Metropolitan of Pentapolis the Wonderworker
13th Saint John Chrysostom Archbishop of Constantinople
21st The Entrance of the Most-Holy Theotokos and Virgin Mary into the Temple
30th Andrew the First-Called Apostle
4th Barbara the Great-Martyr (†306)
6th Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia the Wonderworker (†330)
15th Saint Elevtherios the Wonderworker
THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST (CHRISTMAS)
24th The Great and Royal Hours of Christmas & Vesper and Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great
25th Matins and Divine Liturgy of Christmas
1st THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST and Feast Day of Saint Basil the Great Archbishop of Ceasaria in Cappadocia (†379)
6th THE HOLY EPIPHANY-THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD AND GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST
7th The Honorable Glorious Prophet and Forerunner John the Baptist
30th The Holy Three Hierarchs (Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom)
2nd THE FEAST OF THE MEETING (i.e. THE PRESENTATION) OF OUR LORD AND GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST
25th THE ANNUNCIATION OF OUR MOST HOLY LADY, THE THEOTOKOS AND EVER VIRGIN MARY.” (Greek National Celebration on the the Greek Revolution-Independence Day of 1821)
29th Peter (†64) and Paul (†67) the All-Laudable and Chief Apostles (First of the Apostles)
30th The Synaxis of the Holy, Glorious and All-Laudable twelve Apostles.
15th Kirykos and Julitta his mother.
27th Panteleimon the Great-Martyr and Healer
1st. – 15th. Supplicatory Canons to the Most Holy Theotokos (Small and Great Paraklesis)
6th THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD AND GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.
15th THE DORMITION OF OUR MOST HOLY LADY THE THEOTOKOS AND EVER VIRGIN MARY
Concert of Byzantine Liturgical Music by the Choir of St. Romanos the Melodist of the Archdiocese of Beirut: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012, 7:30 PM
Special Apearance: Protopsaltis George Theodoridis
Byzantine Christmas Concert at Saint Sophia “The Holy Wisdom of God” Cathedral, Washington D.C.: Sunday, December 8th 2013, 6:00 PM
The Life-Giver’s Journey to Earth brought to Life by the Imperial Tradition of Byzantium performed by “THE THREE CHANTERS”
Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Washington, D.C.
POLIS: THE CITY
A Musical Tribute to the Fall of Constantinople, the Queen of Cities
On Saturday, May 11, 2019, the 1,689th anniversary of the dedication of the “City of Constantine” (May 11, 330), Saint Sophia, the “Holy Wisdom of God,” Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Washington, D.C., celebrating the 4th anniversary of its consecration, will take you on a musical journey lamenting the fall of the most extraordinary and longest-lasting empire in the history of the world, the eleven- centuries old Christian Empire of the Orthodox East, known to the West as Byzantium. This musical tribute will include commemorative songs mourning the genocide of the Greeks of Pontos and Asia Minor.
General Admission: $25
Book a row (10 seats): $20/seat