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September 12, 2021: Saji Achen's Silver Jubiliee of Ordination

Saji Achen's Silver JubileeRev. Fr. Saji Thomas completed 25 years of priesthood. We at St. Mary's NoVA celebrated the occasion and congratulated Achen for reaching this milestone on our Perunnal Day on September 12th.

Before taking over the vicarship of St. Mary's NoVA in 2015, Achen served as the vicar of many parishes in India.

Dr. P. K. Alex decorated Achen with a traditional 'Ponnada'. Mr. Anil John, Mrs. Syno Susan George, and Mrs. Princy Thomas Singh gave felicitation speeches. Johanna Luke gave vote of Thanks. Esa Ben was the MC.

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September 12, 2020: Please Donate Items for e-Harvest Festival 2020

e-HarvestDue to Covid-19 restrictions, we will be conducting our Harvest Festival 2020 online.

e-Harvest web application was created by our Sunday School kids. Please show your support for our kids.

Please save the dates to participate in donating items and bidding for items online and make it a grand success as in previous years.

September 7, 2019: MMVS Area Conference at Our Church

TheotokosMarth Mariam Vanitha Samajam (MMVS) DC, MD, VA & NC area conference will be held at our church on 7th September, 2019 (Sat) from 8am to 1:30pm.

Rev. Fr. Eby Paulose (MMVS Vice President) will lead the conference. Please plan to participate and make it a blessing.

November 11, 2018: Rev. Fr. Koshy P. John Falls Asleep

Thampan AchenIt is with deep sorrow and with hope in the resurrection that we inform the passing of Rev. Fr. Koshy P. John on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Achen was the Vicar of St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, New Orleans.

Wake services will be held on Friday, November 16th and Saturday, Nov 17th at New Orleans.

Achen helped our parish a lot during its formative years by coming from New Orleans and conducting many services for us. May God grant him everlasting peace and eternal memory.

Visit South West Diocese website for more details.

June 11, 2017: Sunday School Kids Donate to World Food Program (WFP)

World Food Program (WFP)Sunday School kids raised funds for World Food Program (WFP) to help needy children in developing countries.

WFP's Selvana Awad visited our church on June 11th to receive the gift from Achen. Read WFP's thankyou notes on their FaceBook and Twitter pages.

Mar 18, 2017: Volunteering At Capital Area Food Bank

Sunday School kids had a fun and eventful learning experience, sorting and bagging food items, while volunteering at the Capital Area Food Bank. This was an opportunity for them to work together and give back to the community.

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Nov 26, 2016: Christmas Tree Cutting

Sunday School Kids had a fun trip with teachers and parents to the Amazing Farm Fun @ Ticonderoga for Christmas Tree cutting for the church.

They cut the tree, brought it to church and installed it, and hung ornaments on it over the weekend.

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Nov 19, 2016: Sunday School Kids Visit Local Firestation

Sunday School kids visited the local firestation near the church on 19th November (Sat).

It was a fun filled and informative trip for kids and parents alike.

The firemen explained to the kids the parts and the operation of a fire truck.

Sep 3, 2016: Family Retreat On Sept 10th (Sat)

Family Retreat 2016Family retreat organized by Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam will be held on September 10th (Sat) beginning at 4pm.

The theme is 'Laying Up Our Treasures in Heaven'. Rev. Fr. Laby George Panackamattom will lead the retreat.

Please participate with your family and make it a blessing. For details please see the flyer

Jul 18, 2016: OVBS 2016 Registration Starts

OVBS 2016OVBS 2016 registration has started. You can register your kids online now.

This year's OVBS is scheduled for August 18th (Thu), 19th (Fri), and 20th (Sat). For details please see the flyer

Please register your kids as early as possible to help the OVBS team plan this year's OVBS activities and make it a blessing.

Members may register on the members' page. Non-members please use this link.

Mar 19, 2016: Holy Week 2016 Schedule

Happy EasterHoly Week 2016 is here. Please join us for a week of prayer and worship as we meditate on the Passion of our Lord and celebrate His glorious Resurrection.

There will be evening prayer every day of the Holy Week at 6:30pm. Holy Confession before the evening prayer until Tuesday.

Click here to download schedule.

Nov 15, 2015: Fr. Saji Thomas Tharayil Appointed as New Vicar

Fr. Saji ThomasFr. Saji Thomas Tharayil has been appointed as the new Vicar of St. Mary's NoVA.

We welcome Achen, Jiji Kochamma, Christeena, and Christy to the St. Mary's NoVA family.

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