Fr. Michael Receives His Miter - 01/05/2020
On Sunday January 5, 2020, Metropolitan Tikhon presented Fr. Michael with a Miter for his decades of service to the Orthodox Church.
An Article From St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary:
Holy Week and Pascha, 2017
Because we don't currently have a building, Bridegroom Matins on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday were held at the Edward's Educational Services building on N. Henry Street where we have also been celebrating Saturday Vespers and weekday services while without a church building. The great generosity of the Edwards family made this possible. On Holy Wednesday, liturgical items were transported from the N. Henry Street property and our storage unit and a chapel was set up at the Hampton Inn on Rt. 1 in Alexandria. The hotel was kind enough to allow us to have exclusive use of the room and keep the chapel set up through Bright Monday! While we will be very happy to have a physical church building for Holy Week and Pascha next year, the services at the hotel were both prayerful and beautiful. As Father Michael pointed out on Great and Holy Saturday, we will look back at this time in 50 years and remember it as a wonderful time in our history!
2nd Church Location, 2010
Soon after our parish's one year anniversary, we needed to find a bigger space to accommodate our growing family. We renovated a former quick mart one block away, under the tremendous talents of Sergio Saez.
Church Before There Was a Building - 05/01/2008
Before the mission moved to its first location, services were held either at Fr. Michael's house or at his daughter's, Rebecca Edwards, home in Alexandria, VA. These pictures are from one of those services at Rebecca's house.