One of the senior-most officials of the Greek Orthodox Church was on hand to witness the unveiling of the future permanent home of Loudoun’s first Greek Orthodox church Saturday, June 29.
A 7.5-acre site off Russell Branch Parkway in Ashburn located near Belmont Country Club will be home to the new Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church. Holy Apostles bought the property on June 10, and once a facility is built it will serve as their permanent worship home.
His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos visited the site from New Jersey to celebrate the unveiling. As the Metropolitan and Spiritual Leader of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey, he leads all 55 parishes of the Greek Orthodox Church in New Jersey, the Greater Philadelphia area, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Following the event, the congregation’s Reverend Father George Alexson lead a Vespers service in the space they currently lease.
Founded in 2006, Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church is the first and only Greek Orthodox Church in Loudoun County. More than 130 families currently worship at an overflower temporary facility. The new location, with room for religious and language education programs and charity and ministry groups, is planned to be the epicenter of Greek culture and religion for Loudoun.
The church has already begun that work—such as with their annual Taste of Greece festival held each February at the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.
More information about the church is at holyapostlesgreekorthodox.org.