== General Information and History ==
St. Nicholas is the primatial Cathedral of His Beatitude HERMAN, Archbishop of Washington and New York, Metropolitan of All America and Canada of the [[OCA|Orthodox Church in America]]. The original parish church was founded as The Russian Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas.
== Architecture and Iconography ==
The cathedral is based on the 12th
Century St. Demetrius' Cathedral of [[Vladimir|Vladimir, Russia ]]. During the 1990s dedicated iconographers from Moscow wrote icons throughout the [[ narthex|narthex]] in the traditional style.
== Location ==
The cathedral is located 3500 Massachusetts Ave NW, in the District of Columbia.