St. Nicholas Cathedral (Washington, D.C.)

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[[Image:St Nicholas Wash DC1.jpg|right|250px|thumb|St Nicholas Cathedral - Washington, DC]]
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'''St. Nicholas Cathedral (Washington, D.C.)''' is the primatial [[cathedral]] of His Beatitude [[Herman (Swaiko) of Washington and New York|Herman]], [[Archbishop]] of Washington and New York, [[Metropolitan]] of All America and Canada of the [[Orthodox Church in America]].  The Very Rev. Constantine White has served as the dean of the cathedral since 1998.
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== General information and history ==
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[[Image:St Nick DC Altar.jpg|right|200px|thumb|Iconostasis and altar of St Nicholas Cathedral]]
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The original parish church was founded in 1930 as the Russian Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas. The property upon which the cathedral is built was purchased in 1951. The substructure (basement) was completed in 1954 and was used for church services until the superstructure was completed in late 1962.
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== Architecture and iconography ==
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[[Image:St-Nicholas-Dome.jpg|right|250px|thumb|Central dome of St Nicholas Cathedral - Washington, DC]]
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The cathedral architecture is based on the 12th century St. Demetrius Cathedral of Vladimir, Russia.  Beginning in 1991, dedicated [[iconographer]]s from Moscow led by Alexander Maskalionov wrote [[icon]]s throughout the [[nave]] in the traditional style. This work was completed in 1994.
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== Location ==
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The cathedral is located at 3500 Massachusetts Ave NW at the corner of Edmund Street, in the District of Columbia.
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==See also==
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*[[Metropolitan Washington, D.C. parishes]]
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==External links==
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*[http://www.stnicholasdc.org/ Saint Nicholas Cathedral] official site (English and Russian)
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*[http://www.oca.org/DIRlisting.asp?SID=9&KEY=OCA-WA-WDCSNK Parish listing] ([[OCA]])
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*[http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=38.924955~-77.068763&style=r&lvl=15&scene=156686&sp=aN.38.925245_-77.068692_St.%20Nicholas%20Cathedral%20%28Washington%2c%20D.C.%29_ map]'' ([http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=38.925151~-77.06802&style=o&lvl=1&scene=156686&sp=aN.38.925245_-77.068692_St.%20Nicholas%20Cathedral%20%28Washington%2c%20D.C.%29_  bird's eye view])''
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[[Category:Churches]]
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