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Christ and Nothing (Part IV) »

June 25th, 2020    Posted in Daily Meditations

By David Bentley Hart, October 2003 The word “nihilism” has a complex history in modern philosophy, but I use it in a sense largely determined by Nietzsche and Heidegger, both of whom not only diagnosed modernity as nihilism, but saw Christianity as complicit in its genesis; both it seems to me were penetratingly correct in some respects, if disastrously wrong in most, and both raised questions that we Christians ignore […]

Relics. The Saints Are Alive! »

June 24th, 2020    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Abbot Tryphon, October 19, 2019 The place of holy relics in the Orthodox Church Because of the revolution during the period of the Protestant Reformation, the veneration of the saints, came under attack, leading to the burning of the bodies of saints, depriving them of even a Christian burial, and thus leading to perhaps the worst sin of iconoclasm. We see a continuation of this iconoclasm demonstrated by our […]

Cathedral Bathroom Renovations Progress Photos »

June 23rd, 2020    Posted in In the News

We are currently renovating the Cathedral bathrooms, please see the post construction progress photos below:  MORE PICTURES COMING SOON! ‘

Image and Likeness: We Were Made by Love to Love »

June 23rd, 2020    Posted in Daily Meditations

God said, “Let us make humans in our image, according to our likeness.” —Genesis 1:26 My dear people, we are already children of God; what we will be in the future has not yet been fully revealed, and all I do know is that we shall be like God. —1 John 3:2 The Judeo-Christian creation story says that we were created in the very “image and likeness” of God—who is Infinite Love flowing between Three, making unity […]


June 22nd, 2020    Posted in In the News

THE REOPENING OF SAINT SOPHIA CATHEDRAL DATE OF REOPENING, CONGREGATION SIZE, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES: As of Monday, June 22, the District of Columbia has transitioned from Phase 1, up to ten (10) persons in the Cathedral at any one time to Phase 2, up to one-hundred (100) persons at any one time. Please see HOW TO REGISTER, below, for policies and procedures concerning the preparation of the Cathedral, the reception […]