Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Western Rite (ROCOR) Parish in Northern Virginia

The Holy Family Orthodox Church will bring something new to the area as it is the only Western Rite Orthodox church in the northern Shenandoah Valley.

The Rev. Richard Reed was recently ordained in New York, and is in the process of establishing the parish. He is holding liturgies at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings in a temporary chapel in his Woodstock home.
Read the rest here.

Visit their website here.


Visibilium said...

A promising start--head coverings and no pews.

CG said...

Odd choice of name: "Holy Family" is not an Orthodox concept or feast. When will they celebrate their patronal feast-day?

Jon Marc said...

Holy Family is a Western Orthodox mission presumably following the Roman calendar, in which case it will celebrate its feast on the Sunday after the Epiphany.