Altar Services

700_3051The 14-year-old boys depart from the traditional Sunday school curriculum to partake of our Acolytes (Altar boy) program. Through active participation in the Divine Liturgy on Sundays and holidays, the program instructs the boys on the meaning of the Divine Liturgy, other services, and the fundamental sacraments of the church.

Prior to participating in the Divine Liturgy, the acolytes meet with Father Panayiotis to review elements of the Divine Liturgy. Primarily, the acolytes will focus on the day’s Gospel lesson or epistle reading and interpreting its meaning and relevance to their lives. The acolytes report to the altar and assist with the Divine Liturgy at 9:30AM.


(All classes will resume Sunday, September 18th with in-person instruction).

DIVINE LITURGY will begin at 10:00 AM; All students are asked to participate in the Liturgy with their families and then proceed to their classes AFTER Holy Communion.


Acolytes (Altar Boy) Schedule

We are excited to have you serve as an Altar boy starting Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 10:00 AM.

As part of the Sunday School Educational Program, you will have the privilege of serving in the Sanctuary (Altar) of the Cathedral as an acolyte (Altar Boy) on Sundays during the
Divine Liturgy. The schedule includes required classroom instruction EVERY SUNDAY after Holy Communion. We are indeed happy to welcome you into
this special service to the Lord and pray this experience proves to be a rich remembrance in your spiritual development.

Your actual Service will be on Sunday, September 25, 2022, If you have any questions please call Father Panayiotis at (202) 838-1551 or Peter Sbily at (301) 642-5534.

Altar Boy Program Instructors

Peter Sbily  (Advisor)


For more information about our acolyte program please click here.


Registering for Altar Boys

To register for the altar boy program, children must be enrolled in the Cathedral’s Sunday School. To enroll, contact the Cathedral office at 202-333-4730 or download the enrollment form (PDF).