Saint Sophia Cathedral, Washington DC

Incorporated in 1904 as a parish of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Eparchy of Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in the United States, Saint Sophia Cathedral was initially established by men and women of Greek descent. Today, Saint Sophia consists of approximately 1,200 adult faithful and 350 children under the age of eighteen who also reflect the wider American experience, characterized by a great diversity of ethnic groups and religious traditions of origin.

If you are a newcomer or a visitor to Saint Sophia Cathedral, you are most welcome; please know that our arms and our hearts are always open to you! And while it is our hope that this website will help you learn more about our community and the Orthodox Christian Faith, we confess, above all else, that we hope you will personally visit and pray with us. You will discover an ancient yet dynamic faith, a welcoming Orthodox Christian family, and a spiritual home in which you can deepen your relationship with Christ.
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  • My friend and I went to the Greek festival. It was excellent. You could buy Greek desserts and dinners. There were various craft stalls, a flower mart area, and various other stands. They also had dan...  more »
  • I was planning to visit the National Cathedral, and Saint Sophia on a recent trip to Washington. I never noticed how close they are to one another. great to see both of them and see how different chur...  more »
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  • What a beautiful opportunity to worship with other Orthodox Christians in the city. The liturgy was beautiful as expected. At the time of our visit, the wheelchair ramp was under construction. Entry and exit from the church was not marked. When I asked parishioners, only the Theia in the wheelchair knew. This is not the most welcoming church to visitors, no greeters. No one looked at us during coffee hour. But that is not why we attended. We were glad to have the chance to see this magnificent space and share in the worship.
  • Beautiful church, very friendly clergy, staff, and congregation. Don't miss the annual Greek Festival where the food is amazing and there is always a great selection of gifts and handcrafts available for sale. There are also free tours of the church offered during the festival and the guides are super helpful in pointing out the unique features of the church. A beautiful building, not to be missed!!
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