The Symposium is  a network of Christian men who have a common interest in the Orthodox Faith, Saint Sophia Cathedral Ministries, and their spiritual value in 21st Century America. This is a brand new adult ministry that serves the male parishioners of Saint Sophia Cathedral and her sister parishes. The Symposium meets on a quarterly basis throughout the year and rotates locations to accommodate the travel schedules of her members. The typical forum includes good food, fellowship, and spiritual development.

Please contact Harry Dematatis at:, for more information.


“Visions of the Holy”
We will have our 1st Symposium event for the 2016-2017 calendar on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 in the church hall at 6:30PM. Visions of the Holy-  Join us at Saint Sophia Cathedral for a joint discussion with Fr. Dimitri and Deacon Nikolas on the iconography of our church and our relationship with the saints.  We will meet in the balcony and focus on a few of our role models of Orthodox manliness depicted in the mosaics. There will be a catered dinner for $25 per person.
2016-2017 Symposium Calendar
Please find below the dates for upcoming Symposium gatherings and discussion topics:
Thursday, October 13th 2016  
Visions of the Holy (See details above)

Thursday, January 12, 2017 (Washington Golf Club)
This will be the post-holiday celebration tentatively at Washington Golf and Country Club.  Biblical Wealth Management-  What does the bible say about wealth and investments?  Come and explore what our faith teaches about being fiscally responsible Orthodox Christians.  Please note this is not a church fundraising event.
Thursday, April 27th or May 4th  2017 (Bethesda Country Club)
Why Men Hate Going to Church- A discussion on the challenges that men especially face showing up for church. This will be the first ever combined Symposium of Saint George and Saint Sophia Cathedral.