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Welcome to Our Parish!

Welcome to the Church of the Holy Theotokos the Protectionist.

We are an Old Rite/Believer Church (Straniki) under the canonical authority of the Georgian Patriarch, and we follow the Julian Calendar.

We are an Orthodox, English language parish serving the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.  All Pan and Eastern Orthodox worshipers are welcome to commune with us.  We further welcome people of all backgrounds and ethnicities to worship with us and learn about the ancient and unchanging beliefs of Orthodox Christianity. 

If you haven't heard of the Orthodox Church, to use a quote of an unknown writer: "The Orthodox Church is Evangelical, but not Protestant.  It is Orthodox, but not Jewish.  It is Catholic, but not Roman.  It is not non-denominational, it is pre-denominational. It has been believed, taught, preserved, defended, and died for" throughout the millenniums!

If you are an Orthodox Christian searching for a parish in your area, or an Orthodox college student attending one of our local colleges, or a non Orthodox college student and/or someone who is interested in discovering the ancient Christian faith preserved by the Orthodox Church, please contact us or visit us in Weyers Cave, VA.  After Liturgy we share a communal meal and have discussions on varying topics related to Orthodox traditions, customs, and heritage.  All are welcome to join us.

We celebrate Old Rite Vespers Service on Saturday evening and Old Rite Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning.  Come join us and experience a unique and different cultural worship service.  

See our monthly calendar for services and events being held that month.


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