Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Seattle

Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Seattle

This City Landmark in Seattle is located on 13th Avenue. The cathedral is built in the traditional vibrantly colored Russian Orthodox Church architectural style.

The Saint Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral was built by Russian emigrants who fled Russia during the Russian Revolution and the Japanese occupation of Manchuria and settled in Seattle in 1932. It served as the beacon of the Russian orthodox worship and culture in the American Northwest. The church was consecrated by Archbishop Tikhon of Western America in 1937 and dedicated to Saint Nicholas, the Wonderworker of Myra in Lycia. The church also served as a memorial to the executed Tsar Nicholas II and all the soldiers who died defending the faith, Tsar and country during the revolution.

The Saint Nicholas Foundation helps to preserve the building and serve the local community. The foundation holds charity events to preserve the cathedral and to provide for educational and other programs organized by the Russian Orthodox community in Seattle.

Visitors can view the service at the cathedral on Saturday evening and on Sunday mornings. The choir is sung a capella and attracts many visitors especially on Sundays. On the 2nd week of October, the Saint Nicholas Cathedral hosts an annual Russian food bazaar with stalls serving traditional Russian food and a Vodka tasting bar.

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Sight Name: Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral
Sight Location: Seattle, USA (See walking tours in Seattle)
Sight Type: Religious
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