Saint John The Theologian Mission Station
A Community Of The Orthodox Church in America
Fairfax Station, VA

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

On Saturday, November 20th and Sunday, November 21st, the mission station community gathered to celebrate the Great Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple. It was a great blessing to have the ability to celebrate our first Sunday Divine Liturgy in over a year and a half. Fr. Joseph Woodill presided at both services assisted by Dn. Matthew. At the conclusion of the liturgy, "Many Years" was sung on the occasion of Fr. Joseph's 75th birthday and the 41st anniversary of his ordination to the Holy Priesthood. 

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Saturday Divine Liturgy on October 16th

On October 16th, we celebrated our once-a-month Saturday Divine Liturgy. We were blessed to have Fr. Constantine White, a friend and great supporter of the mission station, lead the Divine Liturgy with the assistance of Dn. Matthew. Also assisting in the altar was Gabriel Woodill who served for the first time at a Divine Liturgy today. We were overjoyed to welcome friends from our sister mission in Alexandria, All Saints of America, as well as non-Orthodox visitors. At the conclusion of the liturgy, Fr. Constantine offered congratulations to Dn. Matthew who celebrates the ninth anniversary of his ordination to the diaconate this week. Before "Many Years" was intoned, Dn. Matthew noted that the mission station also celebrates its three-year anniversary this coming Wednesday. 

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Dormition 2021

Great Lent, Holy Week and Pascha 2021

Photos from throughout Great Lent and Holy Week 2021 

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Theophany 2021

The mission station faithful gathered on the Eve of Theophany to celebrate the Great Blessing of Waters. This was also Fr. Sean's final service with our community. We wish him well!

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Goodbye Fr. Sean and Family

On Saturday, December 2, 2020, Metropolitan Tikhon joined us for Fr. Sean's last vespers service with our community. Following Great Vespers, those present gathered outside and Metropolitan Tikhon offered words of appreciation for Fr. Sean's work at the mission station as well as encouragement for our community. An icon of St. John and gifts were then presented on behalf of our community.

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Nativity 2020/Fr. Sean is awarded the gold cross

On December 24th and 25th, 2020, the mission station faithful celebrated services for the Nativity of Our Lord at St. Mary's Historic Church. At the conclusion of the Festal Divine Liturgy, Fr. John Vitko awarded Fr. Sean the gold pectoral cross on behalf of Metropolitan Tikhon.

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First Week of Great Lent 2020

Photos of Clean Week at the mission station

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Meatfare and Cheesefare Dinner

After Great Vespers on Saturday, February 15th, members of our community gathered to enjoy good fellowship and their favorite meat and cheese dishes before Great Lent begins.

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January and February Baptisms and Chrismations

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Vespers and the Great Blessing of Water on Theophany

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Nativity Divine Liturgy

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Nativity Vigil

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Vespers and Liturgy- November 16th and 17th

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Divine Liturgy with Metropolitan Tikhon

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Mission Station Choir at Archdiocesan Assembly

The Fairfax Mission Station choir was invited to sing the responses at the Divine Liturgy for the 2019 Archdiocesan Assembly at which Metropolitan Tikhon presided

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Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos

First Divine Liturgy

Photo Credit: Victor Lutes

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Independence Day Cookout

Following Vespers on July 6th, we gathered for a good ol' fashioned cookout to celebrate Independence Day

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Pentecost

Great Vespers and Litiya for Pentecost

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Great Vespers and Presentation by Karen Kerchenstein

Paschal Vespers and Cookout

Palm Sunday Vespers and Litiya

Presanctified Liturgy

First Mission Station Meeting

Visit of Metropolitan Tikhon

Theophany 2019

First Vespers

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