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February 27, 2011: Two New Acolytes Blessed

New Altar Boys By the grace of Almighty God, Danny Santhosh and David Alexander were given permission to serve in the Holy Madbaha by the Vicar, Fr. George C Mathew. In his message to the youth and the congregation, Achen reminded everyone that serving at the Holy Altar is a great calling and privilege that must be taken seriously, for it is fire and can burn those who fail to give the proper respect and attention. Achen also reminded all acolytes that they are called and set apart from the rest of the congregation. Thus, their rightful place during every worship service is in the altar. The members of St. Mary's congratulates Danny and David and pray for them as they begin this new chapter in their lives.

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February 13, 2011: Parish Assembly Meeting

There will be a General Body meeting on Sunday, February 13, 2010 after Holy Qurbana. The main agenda items are to present and pass the 2010 Annual Report, 2010 Accounts, and 2011 Budget. All families are encouraged to attend the General Body meeting.

February 6, 2011: First Annual Self-Dedication Service Held

Ten youngsters over the age of 12 came forward to re-dedicate themselves to God and renew their baptismal promise. Congratulations to Maria Thomas, Mammen Mathew, Rayma Kochakkan, Julin Justin, Christine Alexander, John George, Elza Thomas, Kurien Thomas, Danny Santhosh, and David Alexander. We will have this service every year for those turning twelve.

January 29, 2011: Prayer Meeting Cancelled

Due to the weather conditions, the prayer meeting for Jan 29 has been cancelled. Holy Qurbana will be conducted as previously announced on Sunday, Jan 30.

January 9, 2011: Danaha (Epiphany) Service

Holy Qurbana and Danaha (Epiphany) Service was celebrated on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Clifton Town Center. Morning Prayer will begin at 8am, Holy Qurbana at 8:45am, and Danaha Service at 9:45am. May the blessings of Danaha be with us all in the New Year.

January 1, 2011: Happy New Year!

The Vicar and members of St. Mary's Indian Orthodox Church of Northern Virginia wish everyone a happy, healthy, prosperous, and spiritual 2011! A new year brings with it new possibilities and chances. Make the most of the new year by being with Christ and being in Christ! He will show you the unimaginable! May God bless everyone in 2011!

December 31, 2010: New Year's Eve Service

Holy Qurbana will be conducted on New Year's Eve, Friday, December 31, 2010, from 6-9pm at Clifton Town Center. Join us as we thank God for all His blessings in 2010 and pray for the coming year to be a year of blessings, joy, love, and peace.

December 26, 2010: ** Holy Qurbana Services CANCELLED **

Due to the predicted inclement weather and snow accumulations, services are cancelled for Sunday, December 26, 2010. We will have our next service on New Year's Eve, Friday, December 31, 2010, from 6-9pm at Clifton Town Center.

December 24, 2010: Christmas Eve Service and Holy Qurbana

Christmas 2010 Christmas Eve Service and Holy Qurbana will be conducted on Friday, December 24, 2010 from 6-9pm at Clifton Town Center. Please join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior.



December 4, 2010: ECKC Christmas Program

The 2010 ECKC Christmas Program was held at Seventh Day Adventist Church, Silver Spring, MD on December 4, 2010 at 3:00pm.

Our choir performed two songs. Watch videos of first and second songs here.

November 26, 2010: St. Mary's NoVA Thanksgiving Family Night

Thxgiving 2010 St. Mary's NoVA Thanksgiving Family Night was held on Friday, November 26, 2010 at Chantilly Government Center from 5-11pm. Families got together for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship with games and a talent show.

View photos here.

November 1, 2010: Enthronement of H.H. Baselius Mar Thoma Paulose II

New Catholicos HH. Baselius Mar Thoma Didymus I, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan, has relinquished his authority as head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, to the Catholicos Designate, H. B. Paulose Mar Milithios. The Enthronement Service took place on Monday, November 1, 2010 at 6 am at Parumala Church in the presence of clergy and thousands of faithful. For more information on our new Catholicos, please click here.

The members of St. Mary's Indian Orthodox Church of Northern Virginia congratulate our new Catholicos and pledge our solidarity. We humbly pray for Almighty God to shower him with His precious gifts of wisdom, discernment, understanding, and love to faithfully shepherd and guide the Holy Church in the years to come. May God grant him many years.

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