July 22, 2014: MMVS Annual Workshop on Aug 2nd (Sat)
St. Mary's NoVA Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam is conducting the annual workshop on August 2nd (Sat).
Ms. Ceena Varghese MA, MTh St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (NY) will be the keynote speaker.
THEME: "Being Theotokos or God Bearer" TIME: 2pm to 6pm
June 1, 2014: St. Mary's NoVA MMVS Bike/Walk-a-thon on 28th
Our Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam is organizing a 5K Bike/Walk-a-thon, for charity. All are welcome.
Proceeds go to Missionaries of Charity, DC. Please let your friends n relatives know.
Click here for registration form.
May 4, 2014: St. Mary's NoVA Consecrated and Dedicated
It is official! Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church has its first consecrated church in the state of Virginia. Many thanks to H.G. Zachariah Mar Nicholovos for consecrating St. Mary's Indian Orthodox Church of Northern Virginia on May 2-3, 2014. Special thanks to everyone who came and supported this parish since 2005. It was a real blessing.
May 2-3, 2014: Church Consecration
Our Church Consecration is scheduled for May 2 (6-9pm) and May 3 (7:30am-12pm). All are invited to be a part of this great blessing. Please RSVP here. See everyone on May 2-3.
February 2, 2014: One Year Anniversary
This weekend, we are celebrating our one year anniversary after moving into our new facility.
God has richly blessed us and we have completed renovation of our altar and fellowship hall. All are invited to come and see this great blessing of God.
December 31, 2013: Year in Review
Year 2013 at St. Mary's NoVA in pictures...
December 24, 2013: Wishing Everyone a Blessed Christmas!
The Vicar, Managing Committee, and members of St. Mary's Indian Orthodox Church of Northern Virginia warmly wish everyone a blessed Christmas. May the true meaning of Christmas, the coming of our Lord and Savior to save us, penetrate our hearts and transform us. We will have services on 12/24 and12/25. Come and be blessed.
August 18, 2013: 2013 OVBS Concludes
This year's OVBS was a great experience for all our children. Inauguration was by Very Rev. K I Philip Ramban on Wed evening after Holy Qurbana with the lighting of the Vilakku and brief introduction to the theme. Sessions were conducted on Thursday and Friday evenings, as well as Saturday morning. There were Bible lessons, song sessions, arts and crafts activities, and games. On Saturday, there was a cookout for the kids and a Moonbounce. On Sunday, after the Holy Qurbana, the OVBS kids had a small procession with flags and conducted two programs. Certificates and gift bags were given to all participants. Special thanks goes to Aji, Geena, and all the teachers and volunteers who made the OVBS a wonderful experience.
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August 11, 2013: Very Rev K I Philip Celebrates Holy Qurbana
Our parish was blessed to have Very Rev K I Philip Ramban, abbot of St. Paul's Ashram, to celebrate Holy Qurbana during the Shunoyo Fast. Rambachen will also be with us on Wednesday evening. If anyone would like to donate to any of his charitable projects, please contact Justin or Sujith.
February 4, 2013: St. Mary's NoVA Has a New Home!
After seven years, St. Mary's Indian Orthodox Church now has a home! Let us thank God for this amazing blessing. Thanks for everyone's prayers and hard work.
We will have our first services this weekend. Please note the dates/timings. There will be a community cleanup on Saturday morning. Everyone is requested to come and help get our new church ready for service.
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December 31, 2012: Raffle Prize Distribution
Prizes for the fund raiser raffle were distributed after service on 31st December.
First prize of 55" LED TV was won by Mr. Shaji Joseph of St Rose of Lima Church, Gaithersburg.
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December 28, 2012: It's Official - St. Mary's NoVA Purchases Its First Church!
St. Mary's Indian Orthodox Church of Northern Virginia, the only Malankara Orthodox parish in the state of Virginia, founded in 2005, has purchased its first church to conduct its worship and mininstries. The church is located in Ashburn, VA. Once the financing documentation is complete, we hope to settle and begin using the church for services. Some work will need to be done to make it usable for our services. Thanks to everyone who supported us prayerfully and financially! God is so good and gave us this amazing gift during Christmas time. Keep us in your prayers!