The Fairfax Orthodox Mission Station was established by the Orthodox Church in America's Archdiocese of Washington in October of 2018 to explore the possibility of establishing an Orthodox Church in southwestern Fairfax County, VA.
Our first service, Great Vespers, was held on Saturday, October 20, 2018. It was attended by 34 people and was an extremely joyful event. Since that day, we have continued to grow and expand our work here in Northern Virginia. Great Vespers is held each Saturday evening and we now serve the Divine Liturgy on the second Sunday of each month. During Great Lent, we will serve the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts every Wednesday. We will hold numerous services throughout Holy Week and, for the first time, celebrate Great and Holy Pascha together as a community.
Due to the great generosity of Fr. James Barkett and St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church, we are able to hold the majority of our evening services at St. Mary's Historic Church located at 11098 Fairfax Station Rd, Fairfax Station, VA. The Divine Liturgy, as well as the occasional evening service, is held at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum which is located just down the road from St. Mary's. We are very grateful to Sherry Slawski who works tirelessly to ensure we can hold services there whenever necessary.
At the Mission Station, you'll find people of different ethnic backgrounds, converts to Orthodoxy, "cradle" Orthodox, and non-Orthodox alike. As a group, we strive to be an example of God's love and the community of the Holy Spirit in this land.
We invite everyone to "Come and see"!