The Greek Orthodox Parish of Loudoun County is celebrating more than its 10th anniversary—it has a new name, as well.
His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey bestowed the community with the name of the Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church. The church also was given permission to pursue land in Loudoun County to establish a permanent worship site.
Father George Alexson, presiding priest at Holy Apostles, said parishioners see the new name in part as a reflection of the church’s deepening roots in Loudoun.
“Clearly, our parishioners have worked hard for 10 years to establish and sustain our parish.Bestowing a name upon our parish is the culmination of all our hard work. Now that we have a permanent name, we must continue our diligent efforts to secure a permanent home for our Orthodox community in Loudoun County. This will allow us to enhance our spiritual growth and charitable and philanthropic giving to those in need in the county,” Alexson stated.
Founded in 2006, the church celebrated its anniversary at a gala held Oct. 29 and attended by His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos and Supervisor Suzanne Volpe (R-Algonkian).
The church has grown to 150 families and more than 22 ministries, committees, and organizations that are actively involved in the church and community outreach programs.
Parishioners currently worship in a temporary facility at 21580 Atlantic Blvd., Unit 160, Bldg. D in Dulles. Divine Liturgy is celebrated every Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School and Greek School classes are also offered.
For more information, go to holyapostlesgreekorthodox.org.