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Whatever your background, we are glad of your interest and bid you peace in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We invite you to work and pray with us in giving glory to God the Holy Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All are welcome!

* Orthros - 8:15 am  * Divine Liturgy - 9:30 am *


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Sacrament of Confession: Fr. George is available on request for Confession. 
To schedule a time, please contact Father at: 703-314-6421 or frgeorgeandrew@gmail.com.
 

Upcoming Weekday Services 

 Date    Description Time 
Service   
 March 25th
Wednesday
 Annunciation 8:15 AM
9:30 AM
 Orthros
Divine Liturgy
 March 27th
Friday
 Akathist Hymn 7:00 PM Liturgy
 April 4th
Saturday
 Saturday of Lazarus 8:15 AM
9:30 AM
 Orthros
Divine Liturgy
 April 5th
Sunday
 Palm Sunday 8:15 AM
9:30 AM
 Orthros
Divine Liturgy
 April 5th
Sunday
 Palm Sunday Eve 7:00 PM Bridegroom Orthros
 April 6th
Monday
 Holy Monday 7:00 PM Bridegroom Orthros
 April 7th
Tuesday
 Holy Tuesday 7:00 PM Bridegroom Orthros
 April 8th
Wednesday
 Holy Wednesday 9:30 AM 
3:00 PM
7:00 PM
 PreSanctified Gifts
Holy Unction
Orthros
 April 9th
Thursday
 Holy Thursday 9:30 AM
7:00 PM
 Vespers & Divine Liturgy
Orthros & 12 Passions
 April 10th
Friday
 Holy Friday 9:00 AM 
3:00 PM
7:00 PM
 Great Hours
Apokathelosis
Orthros & Lamentations
 April 11th
Saturday
 Holy Saturday 8:30 AM 
11:15 PM
12:00 AM
 Vespers & Divine Liturgy
Orthros
Resurrection & Liturgy
 April 12th
Sunday
 Great and Holy Pascha 11:00 AM Vespers of Love
 April 17th
Friday
 The Live-Giving Spring 8:15 AM 
9:30 AM
 Orthros
Divine Liturgy

Note on Partaking of Holy Communion at evening Liturgy: Please keep in mind and practice the rule of abstaining from any drink or food from noon until Communion is offered when participating in Holy Communion at evening Liturgy. Those who are ill or on medications are not required to observe this rule strictly. However, even they should abstain at least an hour or two before the beginning of Liturgy. 
The Epitaphio Committee Members are in charge this year again for decorating our Church for these beautiful and inspiring Lenten/Holy Week/Easter services. Decorating our Church during this special Easter season is a very important and quite sentimental tradition carried through the years by all Greek Orthodox Christians. It help us to open our hearts, to feel our Lord’s Passion and rejoice for His Resurrection. We are once again kindly asking you for your generous donations to adorn our Church with beautiful floral arrangements for the celebration of this Paschal Holy Season. Please consider making a donation to help us decorate our Church during Lent, Holy Week and Easter. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated and will be TAX DEDUCTIBLE too and can be made online.! You are all invited to join us on Holy Friday morning to decorate the Epitaphio. If you have any questions please contact Mariana Korulaki at (571) 432-7678.

Byzantine Music Lenten Concerts
The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey will be offering three Byzantine Music Lenten Concerts in the various regions of our Holy Metropolis. These beautiful, solemn and prayerful events, the goal of which is to assist us spiritually as we prepare to once again experience the sacred and holy week of the Passion, have been prepared by the Byzantine Choir, under the direction of the Metropolis Protopsaltis, Dr. George Bilalis, and will take place on: Saturday, 3/28/15 at 6:30PM - St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tenafly, NJ; Friday, 4/3/15 at 6:30PM - St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, NJ; Saturday, 4/4/15 at 6:00PM - St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Falls Church, VA

Sunday School
We are preparing an end-of-the school year event which includes religious songs and poems as well as a theatrical performance designed for the Orthodox Church School. We need tutors, mentors, behind the “scenes” helpers….and many, many more. During the following months, in addition to our regular Sunday school lessons, we will work on this religious project which is a spiritual, cultural, gratifying and fun opportunity for all. We need your help; for details please contact Ergini Batistatos-Martnishn, 703-652-4426ergini@aol.com

2015 Vacation Church Camp
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This year’s camp theme is “Going the for Gold” and will discuss Palm Sunday, Ascension, Pentecost, and Exaltation of the Cross. We welcome all Kindergarteners through 5th graders. The cost is $40 for 1 child, $75 for family of 2 children, $100 for family of 3, $125 for family of 4 (Family members include siblings only). Parent volunteers get a 20% discount on the week’s tuition! Registration forms will be available Sunday, May 3. Contact Lia Economou, 2015 VCC Director, with any questions at liaecon@comcast.net. 

We wish to encourage all Orthodox Christians to join our GOPLC Ladies Philoptochos Society during our membership drive through April 26, 2015. Although only ladies can be active voting members, we welcome our brothers in the Lord to be associate members as well. Our nominal fee of $40/each for the year helps with various philanthropic outreach programs. Click HERE to join!  This year, as an incentive, each individual who joins will qualify for an opportunity to receive an 8"x10" monastic hand "written" painted icon of the Panagia Portaitissa that was donated to our Philoptochos. All members and associate members will be eligible and the recipient will be notified at the end of our drive. Thank you for supporting our endeavors as we strive to fulfill our Lord's Command to help those in need. 

Men's Bible Study
Men’s Bible Study meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month at church from 7:00-8:30pm. Please contact Father George Alexson or Nick Spyros with any questions: nlspyros@yahoo.com.

Taste of Greece
The GOPLC Festival Committee is considering several new venues and is targeting a Taste of Greece (TOG) for Fall 2015. We are changing the location due to the current renovation of the Ashburn Firehouse Hall where we have had our TOG in the past. An update will be provided as soon as a site is chosen and we have a firm date. Questions? Please send an email to: gcherpes@yahoo.com.

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PAREA (Our company of friends): Dear Parishioners, our April PAREA will be cancelled due to Holy Week. Thank you. Questions: Marina Blair-tel:703-349-1842
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The Light - To Fos
New issue of our newsletter, March/April 2015 now available online.

Lenten Cookbook
Open Book
These recipes are a compilation of Lenten favorites submitted by the parishioners of the Greek Orthodox Parish of Loudoun County. We hope you and your family enjoy them, and that you will consider sharing some of your favorites as well. To submit a recipe, please email it to 
greekorthodoxparishofloudoun@gmail.com.

Stewardship

The Stewardship Committee is always looking for a few good men and women! There are a wide range of opportunities from welcoming new parishioners to helping with mailings. Stewardship is the foundation of our Parish and that which sustains us. If you are interested in getting involved and making a difference in our Parish please see Lia Economou, the Stewardship chair liaecon@comcast.net


We can use some help in making Prosforo for our services. Please contact Effie Koutsourais at emkouts1@aol.com if you can help.


 

The Greek Orthodox Parish of Loudoun County is under the dominion of His Eminence Evangelos, Metropolitan of New Jersey, www.nj.goarch.org

For more information about the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, please visit www.goarch.org


Please contact our Parish Priest, Fr. George, to schedule any of the following:
Baptisms, Weddings, Confessions, 40-Day Blessings, Memorial Services, Hospital Visits, as well as for all other Pastoral Needs/Concerns.
Fr. George can be reached at: 703-314-6421 or frgeorgeandrew@gmail.com. Thank you.