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January 31, 2009: St Mary's NoVA achieves Parish Status

By the grace and mercy of Almighty God, St. Mary's NoVA has received Parish Status from the Diocesan Metropolitan, HG Mathews Mar Barnabas. Rev. Fr. Joshua John has been appointed Vicar. We thank God for His goodness.

August 16th: OVBS 2008

OVBS 2008 2008 OVBS (Orthodox Vacation Bible School) was held on 16th August (Sat) at Reston Government Center.

The theme for this year was 'God Who Heals'.

A day of Bible lessons for kids through classes, music, and fun filled games and activities

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June 14th: Annual Picnic 2008

Picnic 2008 Our annual picnic 2008 was at Bull Run Park on June 14th (Sat).

Families got together for a day full of fun, food, and games in the summer sun.


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Feb 23rd: Makarios Thirumeni Enters His Eternal Rest

With deep sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved senior metropolitan H G Dr Thomas Mar Makarios.

His Grace entered his eternal rest at 11 am (GMT) on 23rd February 2008 at the New Castle General Hospital (UK) where H G had been admitted with multiple injuries after a serious car crash on January 5th.

We at St. Mary's NoVA are blessed to have had Thirumeni visit our parish and celebrate Holy Eucharist twice in 2007. We bow our heads in the blessed memory of this pioneer of Indian Orthodox faith in the western hemisphere.

Interring will take place at Devalokom, Kottayam.

Sept 9th: H G Dr Yuhanon Mar Milithos Leads Perunal Celebrations

The third annual Perunal of St. Mary's NoVA was celebrated on September 9th (Sun) in connection with the Festival of Nativity of St. Mary.

H G Dr Yuhanon Mar Milithos was chief celebrant.

July 1st: Rev. Dr. Daniel Thomas appointed as Vicar

Rev. Dr. Daniel Thomas has been appointed as Vicar of St. Mary's Indian Orthodox Church, Northern VA with effect from July 1st, 2007. Achen celebrated his first Qurbana as Vicar on July 8th.

Read Achen's sermons on our Resources page.

June 17th: H G Mathews Mar Severios Celebrates Holy Qurbana

His Grace Mathews Mar Severios, Metropolitan of the Kandanad Diocese celebrated Holy Qurbana at St. Mary's NoVA on June 17th.

H G joined the congregation in Fathers' Day celebrations.

Easter Service 2007 (8th Apr '07)

Easter 2007 was celebrated at the Landings Community Center, Burke. Rev. Fr. M. M. Zachariah was the chief celebrant.

Earlier Achen led the Passion Week services also.

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Jan 28th: H G Dr Thomas Mar Makarios Celebrates the Holy Qurbana

On January 28th Senior Metropolitan H G Dr Thomas Mar Makarios celebrates Holy Qurbana assisted by Rev Fr Cyril Davy at Clifton Town Hall. The congregation also commemorated the first death anniversary of late Catholicos H H Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews II.



Dec 10th: H G Mathews Mar Barnabas Celebrates Holy Qurbana

His Grace Mathews Mar Barnabas, Senior Metropolitan of American Diocese celebrated Holy Qurbana at Vienna Community Center on December 10th.



Aug 13th: H G Zachariah Mar Theophilos Celebrates Holy Qurbana

His Grace Zachariah Mar Theophilos, Metropolitan of the Malabar Diocese celebrated Holy Qurbana at St. Mary's NoVA on August 13th.

H G celebrated Holy Qurbana on the Festival of Assumption of St. Mary on August 15th (Tue) at Chantilly Government Center.


May 28th: H G Zachariah Mar Nicholovos Celebrates Holy Qurbana

On May 28th (Sunday) His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, Assistant Metropolitan of the American Diocese celebrated Holy Qurbana at St. Mary's NoVA.

This was H G's first visit to our congregation.

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