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Russian Bazaar

 

 

TASTE OF RUSSIA

EXPERIENCE AUTHENTIC RUSSIAN
FOOD, LIVE MUSIC AND CULTURAL EXPERIENCES


SEPTEMBER 30 & OCTOBER 1, 2017
SATURDAY & SUNDAY FROM NOON TO 6PM

FREE ADMISSION!

FOOD & BEVERAGE TICKETS:  $1 PER TICKET - AVAILABLE ONSITE

Our Church

The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
"The interior of St. John the Baptist is defined by an exquisite intimacy and a wash of shimmering gold. Murals of biblical figures stretch to a high ceiling ... During evening prayers, the sound of the choir fills the air as children wander with their parents and an old woman sells candles in the corner. ... (The cathedral) captures a mysticism unique to the Eastern Orthodox tradition."
—Washingtonian magazine, August 2005

Everything about our Church edifice speaks of a rich Russian ecclesiastical heritage. The building is executed in the 17th-century Muscovite-Yaroslav style. Gilded onion domes, each crowned with a traditional Russian three-barred cross, a belfry, and icons of scenes from the life of St. John the Baptist above the three doors adorn the exterior. Murals and numerous centuries-old icons and an imposing four-tiered iconostasis make up the interior.

Church Tours
Feed the soul by taking a complimentary tour of the 17th-century Muscovite-Yaroslav style cathedral, which is straight out of medieval Russia with icon fresco-covered walls and ceilings. As Washingtonian magazine put it, “The interior of St. John the Baptist is defined by an exquisite intimacy and a wash of shimmering gold.”

If you've ever wondered why a Russian Orthodox Church looks the way it does—with icons, incense, candles, and no pews—then this is the perfect chance to get your questions answered.

Guided tours will be available throughout the bazaar weekend. Can’t wait? Take a photographic e-tour now.

Visit Our Church’s Web Site.

Menu

All  platters include choice of mashed potatoes or buckwheat kasha, cucumber salad and Russian bread.  

Beef Stroganoff Beef strips with mushrooms & onions in sour cream sauce. Platter $15, a la carte $10

Beef Stroganoff

Beef strips with mushrooms & onions in sour cream sauce.

Platter $15, a la carte $10

Bigus Smoked kielbasa with stewed cabbage and sauerkraut. Platter $12, a la carte $8

Bigus

Smoked kielbasa with stewed cabbage and sauerkraut.

Platter $12, a la carte $8

Teftel’ki Russian-style beef meatballs with creamy hmeli suneli (Georgian herb) sauce. Platter $12, a la carte $8

Teftel’ki

Russian-style beef meatballs with creamy hmeli suneli (Georgian herb) sauce.

Platter $12, a la carte $8

Shashlik Charcoal grilled marinated skewered pork, Russian style. Platter $15, a la carte $10

Shashlik

Charcoal grilled marinated skewered pork, Russian style.

Platter $15, a la carte $10

Ikra Eggplant caviar. Side dish $3

Ikra

Eggplant caviar.

Side dish $3

Pelmeni Traditional meat dumplings served with or without bouillon & sour cream. Bowl $6

Pelmeni

Traditional meat dumplings served with or without bouillon & sour cream.

Bowl $6

Venigret Beet & potato salad. Side dish $3

Venigret

Beet & potato salad.

Side dish $3

Golubtsi Beef & rice stuffed cabbage roll in tomato sauce. Platter $15, a la carte $10

Golubtsi

Beef & rice stuffed cabbage roll in tomato sauce.

Platter $15, a la carte $10

Borscht Hearty vegetable soup with beets. Bowl $4

Borscht

Hearty vegetable soup with beets.

Bowl $4

Baked Goods

Poppy seed roll

Poppy seed roll

Napoleon cake

Napoleon cake

Pirozhok Savory filled pastry (meat or cabbage/egg filling).

Pirozhok

Savory filled pastry (meat or cabbage/egg filling).

Entertainment

Russian Entertainment and Music
Enjoy your meal with live entertainment! Over two days, over a dozen different musicians and singers will entertain festival goers with lively traditional Russian music. It's not uncommon to find our guests dancing along with the wandering musicians!

Entertainment schedule to be posted ASAP!

Kids Activities and Treats
Your children will enjoy our face painting booth, games, and snacks, for purchase.

Shopping

Book Sale
A book lover's paradise. Browse our collection of used books. Come early for the best selection.

Every year we import a large assortment of items directly from Russia for sale at our Bazaar. The selection this year will include:

Religious Items

  • Beautiful icons of all shapes, size and depictions
  • Gold and silver crosses
  • Prayer books and literature
  • Religious music
  • Incense and soap products made by our local West Virginia monks

Handicrafts and Cultural Items

  • Matryoshka dolls
  • Palekh boxes
  • Handpainted eggs
  • Birch bark boxes
  • Christmas ornaments
  • Dolls dressed in traditional costume
  • Traditional Russian costumes
  • Antique samovars
  • Balalaikas
  • Shawls
  • Amber jewelry
  • "Faberge" eggs
  • And more...

Info

Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

4001 17th Street, NW
Washington, D.C, 20011

stjohnbazaar@gmail.com

 

Driving Directions
St. John the Baptist Cathedral is located at 4001 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011, one block west of 16th Street NW, 2.7 miles due north of the White House/Lafayette Park.

Get Directions from Google Maps

Parking
On-street parking in the neighborhood surrounding the church is available. Important: Should you decide to park on-street, please respect our neighbors and do not block their driveways—Thank You!

Mass Transit
Metro bus lines S-2 and S-4 stop at 16th and Shepherd Streets. Our church is also about one mile from several Metro stations including Cleveland ParkColumbia Heights and Georgia Ave.-Petworth stations.

See you soon!!!

See you soon!!!