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Orthodoxy touches many lands, in which many languages are spoken.
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 *
Sacrament of Confession: Fr. George is available on request for
Upcoming Weekday Services
| ||Date || ||Description|| ||Time ||Service |
| ||Saturday of Souls|| ||8:15 AM |
| ||Beginning of Great Lent|| ||7:30 PM|| ||Great
| ||February 25th|
| ||Pre-Sanctified Liturgy|| ||9:30
| ||February 27th|
| ||Salutations to the Theotokos|| ||7:00 PM|| ||1st
| ||February 28th|
| ||Saturday of Souls|| ||8:15
| ||March 4th|
| ||Pre-Sanctified Liturgy|| ||9:30AM|| ||Liturgy|
| ||March 6th|
| ||Salutations to the Theotokos|| ||7:00PM|| ||2nd
| ||Pre-Sanctified Liturgy|| ||6:30 PM|| ||Liturgy|
| ||March 13th|
| ||Salutations to the Theotokos|| ||7:00PM|| ||3rd
| ||Pre-Sanctified Liturgy|| ||9:30 AM|| ||Liturgy|
| ||March 20th|
| ||Salutations to the Theotokos|| ||7:00PM|| ||4th
| ||Great Vespers for the Annunciation|| ||7:00 PM|| ||Vespers|
| ||March 25th|
| ||Annunciation|| ||8:15 AM |
| ||March 27th|
| ||Akathist Hymn|| ||7:00
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. The GOPLC Philoptochos is now taking orders for Tsoureki. Order online by Sunday, March 22nd and pickup at the church on Sunday, April 5th.
Your purchase benefits our Philoptochos and Aghia Skep Monastery.
St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival
Sunday School students are encouraged to participate in our parish St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival which will be held
on Sunday March 8, 2015 following the Divine Liturgy. The festival provides an opportunity for our parish children to speak
on selected topics provided by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. Those who will enter the competition, Juniors (7th-9th grade)
and Seniors (10th-12th grade) will prepare speeches which are judged, and can move up to the higher levels of competition;
district, diocese and hopefully national.
Parents: Please encourage your children to participate! It is a great opportunity
for our young ones to present their thoughts on our Orthodox faith and enhance their public speaking abilities. For more
details please contact Nick Zangos, John Canakaris or Ergini B. Martnishn.
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, 703-652-4426, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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: email@example.com.
"Our Company of Friends" PAREA (Our Company of Friends): Our March (fasting) PAREA gathering will take place on Tuesday, March
3rd, at Delia's (128 Edds Lane, Sterling, VA 20165. Tel: 703-444-1661) at 11:30 am. Please let Marina know if you will be
joining us. (Tel:703-349-1842). PAREA will continue the "Because EYE Care For You" drive throughout the month of
February. Thank you!!
PAREA is sponsoring "Because EYE care for you!" Please donate your old prescription
eyeglasses, sunglasses, or any other glasses that you have at home and do not use. Your recycled glasses can make a happy
difference in a destitute person’s life. PAREA will donate the glasses to the Lion's Club through a local eye center.
It costs the Lion's Club less than US $0.08 to provide someone in a developing country with a pair of recycled eyeglasses
that can change their life for the better. During the month of February, PAREA will have a box marked with a pair of eyeglasses
located in the Church Hallway. Please help us gather as many pairs as we can! "Because EYE care for you!" Questions:
Light - To Fos
New issue of our newsletter,
January/February 2015 now available online.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
We can use some help in making
Prosforo for our services. Please contact Effie Koutsourais at firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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 email@example.com. Thank you.