St. Andrew Cathedral (Silver Spring, Maryland) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSt. Andrew Cathedral
|Affiliation||Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA|
|Leadership||Archbishop: Archbishop Antony
Pastor: Father Volodymyr Steliac
|Location||15100 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland
|Architectural style||Kozak Baroque|
St. Andrew’s Parish was founded with a membership of 65 families in the Washington, D.C. area in 1949. The community initially met in rented buildings until it bought and renovated a structure on 16th Street. The congregation purchased the property in Silver Spring in 1986 and commissioned a church building in the Kozak Baroque style. That same year the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl occurred and the church was dedicated in memory of the victims. The church building was finished the following year and it was consecrated on April 24, 1988. It features a mosaic of its patron St. Andrew above the entrance on the street façade and five cupolas with gilt Onion domes.
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