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
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
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.
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.