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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 |
| ||March 25th|
| ||Annunciation|| ||8:15 AM |
| ||March 27th|
| ||Akathist Hymn|| ||7:00
| ||April 4th|
of Lazarus|| ||8:15 AM |
| ||April 5th|
Sunday|| ||8:15 AM |
| ||April 5th|
| ||Palm Sunday Eve|| ||7:00
PM|| ||Bridegroom Orthros|
| ||April 6th|
| ||Holy Monday|| ||7:00
PM|| ||Bridegroom Orthros|
| ||April 7th|
Tuesday|| ||7:00 PM|| ||Bridegroom Orthros|
| ||April 8th|
Wednesday|| ||9:30 AM |
| ||PreSanctified Gifts|
| ||April 9th|
| ||Holy Thursday|| ||9:30
| ||Vespers & Divine Liturgy|
Orthros & 12 Passions
| ||April 10th|
Friday|| ||9:00 AM |
| ||Great Hours|
Orthros & Lamentations
| ||April 11th|
| ||Holy Saturday|| ||8:30 AM |
| ||Vespers & Divine
Resurrection & Liturgy
| ||April 12th|
and Holy Pascha|| ||11:00 AM|| ||Vespers of Love|
| ||The Live-Giving Spring|| ||8:15 AM |
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
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.
2015 Vacation Church
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 email@example.com.
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
"Our Company of Friends" 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
Light - To Fos
issue of our newsletter, March/April 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.