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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   
 February 21st
Saturday
 Saturday of Souls 8:15 AM
9:30 AM
 Orthros
Divine Liturgy
 February 23rd
Monday
 Beginning of Great Lent 7:30 PM Great Compline
 February 25th
Wednesday
 Pre-Sanctified Liturgy 9:30 AM Liturgy
 February 27th
Friday
 Salutations to the Theotokos 7:00 PM 1st Salutation
 February 28th
Saturday
 Saturday of Souls 8:15 AM
9:30 AM
 Orthros
Divine Liturgy
 March 4th
Wednesday
 Pre-Sanctified Liturgy 9:30AM Liturgy
 March 6th
Friday
 Salutations to the Theotokos 7:00PM 2nd Salutation
 March 11th
Wednesday
 Pre-Sanctified Liturgy 6:30 PM Liturgy
 March 13th
Friday
 Salutations to the Theotokos 7:00PM 3rd Salutation
 March 18th
Wednesday
 Pre-Sanctified Liturgy 9:30 AM Liturgy
 March 20th
Friday
 Salutations to the Theotokos 7:00PM 4th Salutation
 March 24th
Tuesday
 Great Vespers for the Annunciation 7:00 PM Vespers
 March 25th
Wednesday
 Annunciation 8:15 AM
9:30 AM
 Orthros
Divine Liturgy
 March 27th
Friday
 Akathist Hymn 7:00 PM 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.

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
All 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.

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

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.

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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: Marina Blair-tel:703-349-1842
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The Light - To Fos
New issue of our newsletter, January/February 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.