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March 16, 2023: Mid-lent Retreat and Holy Week Schedule 2024

Mid-lent Retreat 2024Mid-lent Retreat will be conducted at the church on March 16th, Saturday at 6pm.

Rev. Fr. George Mathew (Benny Achen) will lead the retreat. There will be opportunity to do Holy Confession before the retreat. Click here for detailed flyer of the retreat.

Holy Week Schedule can be found here.

November 20, 2023: Sunday School Charity Event

SS Charity 2023Sunday School children collected money to feed the hungry kids and distributed food kits through Loudoun Hunger Relief charity.

They packed 200 food kits for the children in Loudoun County and the kits were delivered to Loudoun Hunger Relief office in Leesburg on 20th November.

A check for $500 also was handed over to the LHR charity.

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September 9, 2023: Perunal Today and Tomorrow

Mar SeraphimOur annual perunal and celebration of the nativity of St. Mary will be conducted today (9/9) and tomorrow (9/10).

H G Abraham Mar Seraphim of Bangalore diocese will be the chief celebrant.

Evening prayer at 6pm on Saturday (9/9). Holy Qurbana, intercessory prayer, Rasa, and perunal feast on Sunday (9/10).

Please click here for details.

December 4, 2022: Metropolitan's Visit

Metropolitan Visit 2022Diocese Metropolitan H G Zachariah Mar Nicholovos visited our parish and celebrated Holy Qurbana on December 4th.

Thirumeni ordained five new acolytes to serve at the altar.

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September 1, 2022: Perunal on September 11th

Perunal 2022Our church perunal this year will be celebrated on 10th (Sat) and 11th (Sun) commemorating the Nativity of the Blessed Theotokos.

Saturday evening there will be a devotional message at the church by Rev. Fr. Varghese Kunjukunju (Thiruvanathapuram Diocese) following vespers.

Perunal will conclude on Sunday with Holy Qurbana, Intercessory Prayer, Rasa and Benediction. Click here for Perunal flyer.

August 28, 2022: Harvest Festival Collections 2022

Harvest Festival 2022This year we will not be having a Harvest Festival celebration at the church.

Instead members are requested to contribute through cash donations. Please click the button below to make your contribution online using PayPal.

Please make your contributions online or by check by September 30, 2022.

November 7, 2021: Parumala Perunal and Blessing of Renovated Basement

Parumala PerunalMemorial Feast of St. Gregorios of Parumala was celebrated on 7th November (Sun).

After the Holy Qurbana, Achen conducted the blessing of the renovated church basement. Programs concluded with benediction and nercha vilambu.

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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.

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