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

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[[Image:St Nicholas Wash DC1.jpg|right|250px|thumb|St Nicholas Cathedral - Washington, DC]]
'''St. Nicholas Cathedral (Washington, D.C.)''' is the primatial [[cathedral]] of His Beatitude [[Jonah (Paffhausen) of Washington and New York|Jonah]], [[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, succeeding the Very Rev. [[Dmitry Grigorieff]].
== General information and history ==
[[Image:St Nick DC Altar.jpg|right|200px|thumb|Iconostasis and altar of St Nicholas Cathedral]]
The original [[parish]] [[church]] was founded in 1930 as the Russian Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas. The liturgical life of the parish was held in various"house" [[church[[es until the purchase, in 1951, of the property upon which the current cathedral is built was purchased in 1951stands. The substructure (basement) of the cathedral was completed in 1954 and was used for church services until the superstructure was completed in late 1962.
== Architecture and iconography ==
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