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.
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.
It is with immense pleasure and gratitude we are celebrating our first anniversary.
When we started our mission of reaching out to the Indian Orthodox believers in and around Northern Virginia with our first Holy Qurbana on 3rd April 2005,
none of us had the faintest idea about what we were in for. We took each step in faith and when we look back, we realize how graciously God carried us through the past year. We progressed from one service per month to services on all Sundays starting January 2006.
We are humbled by the divine guidance and provision we received all the way. We take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our well wishers for their prayers and support - especially our beloved Thirumenis and Achens from all over the US who conducted Holy Qurbana for us in the past year.
Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Mathews II Passes Away (26th Jan '06)
With great grief we announce the passing of His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Mathews II, former Catholicos of the East, Malankara Metropolitan, and 89th successor to the Holy Apostolic Throne of
St. Thomas. He was 92. He led the Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Church from 1991 until October 2005 when he stepped down due to old age and ill health. The demise came at 5:10 p.m. (IST) at Devalokam Aramana, Kottayam on January 26th. Interring will take place at Mount Horeb Monastery Chapel at Shastamkotta on Saturday, January 28th.
We, at St. Mary's NoVA, bow our heads in the blessed memory of our departed shepherd and join the millions of sorrowful fellow believers around the globe in paying our homage and praying that he enters his rest in the abode of saints.