August 27, 2014

‘Tolerance’ is a Demanding Mistress


Coming soon to a parish near you. From the ". . .veteran gay and AIDS human rights advocate Michael Petrelis. Based in San Francisco since 1995." Gays to Picket San Francisco's Pro-Putin Russian Church Source: The Petrelis Files Who: and Gays Without Borders What: Picket line and speak out Where: St Nicholas Cathedral (pictured) Location: 2005 - 15th Street, between Church and Market Streets Date: Sunday, August 25, 2013 When: 11:00 AM Protesters will peaceably challenge the Russian Orthodox Church in San Francisco over its support for Russia's anti-homosexual propaganda law that has led to rising violence and anti-LGBT bigotry in that country. Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill I, who lives in Moscow, is a leading proponent of the law. Patriarch Kirill is a longtime supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the two leaders both strongly back the recently enacted anti-gay propaganda law that bans any pro-gay statement or … [Read more...]

Invitation to the Sanctity of Life Prayer Vigil in Washington, DC [VIDEO]


Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman watches in vain. Sanctity of Life Prayer Vigil: Please join us for an evening of prayer on Sunday, January, 23, 2011. St. Nicholas Cathedral, Washington, will be open for the vigil from 8 pm to 11 pm for prayer. Come and go as you please and invite everyone in your group, before or after dinner, Orthodox and non-Orthodox. There will also be a vespers service starting at 6pm for anyone who would like to attend a service. Contact Peter and Helen Evans at with your prayer request, questions or to request a special tour for your group. Reading the psalms and silent prayer for all who attend. This is an Eastern Orthodox Church ; the interior is covered with hand painted icons. The Smithsonian often brings tours here to see the egg tempera method of writing icons. All are welcome, come and go as you please. Tour: … [Read more...]

If you are going to the March for Life this week…

St. Nicholas Cathedral (OCA)

...consider attending the "Pilgrimage to Prayer" at St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, DC (get map). Peter and Helen Evans, members of St. Nicholas have organized a prayer vigil on January 21, 2010 that starts after Vespers and continues until midnight. Come by yourself or with a group and read some Psalms aloud or just offer some silent prayer. Some people will be preparing for the March for Life, others will be giving thanks and offering gratitude to God, and some will be asking for a relief of troubles for themselves or their loved ones (See: All I Can Do Is Pray). Orthodox or non-Orthodox, members of St. Nicholas or not -- all are welcome. As the church is softly lit with candles only, the proper atmosphere is fostered to "lay aside all earthly cares" and to pray, to walk around and make a prayerful connection with the Saints in the icons, or to make prostrations before the relics and experience their power. If you would like to read the Psalms, email Peter … [Read more...]