The monument to St. Nicholas Thaumaturge was inaugurated in Washington at the church of St. Nicholas, this December 5th. 2010. After mass the statue of St. Nicholas was consecrated by his Eminence Jonah, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of America and Canada. The opening was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the U.S.A and several dignitaries of the Orthodox Church Abroad and the Orthodox Church in America. Saint Nicholas lived to promote the kindness between people, and a monument to the great Christian ascetic on American soil would be a symbol of tolerance in the friendly relations between our countries. The saint holds a Holy Bible in his left hand and the right hand is blessing.