== General information and history ==
[[Image:St Nick DC Altar.jpg|right|200px|thumb|Iconostasis and altar of St Nicholas Cathedral]]
The original [[parish]] 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 stands. 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 ==