With the blessing of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, the first divine services were held at the newly opened Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox 'Mission' in Harrisonburg, Virginia, on February 3, 2012.
Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Christian Church is a growing, vibrant community of Orthodox believers located in the Valley of Virginia. We are a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia within the Eastern American Diocese. Services are conducted primarily in English with some Slavonic.
Our website serves as a 'front door' to the life of our local church. With the exception of the weekly schedule, news and events are highlighted on our Facebook page and within our blog. We encourage you to check them regularly and consider adding your email to our update list below.
As we begin the process of building our new church we invite you to view the latest photos of our church family and the new land in the video below.
Please consider helping us financially in this new endeavor.
The angel came to the myrrhbearing women at the tomb and said: Myrrh is fitting for the dead, but Christ has shown himself a stranger to corruption! So proclaim: The Lord is risen, granting the world great mercy.
For every dollar we raise until the first of the year, it will be matched with a generous donation of up to $70,000.00.
Check out the latest on our Church construction site progress!