Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Mission Celebrates Their First Divine Liturgy

September 27, 2009

  PORTSMOUTH, VA - -  Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Mission of Portsmouth, Virginia, celebrated their first Divine Liturgy today. The pastor of Holy Myyrhbearers, the Rev. Fr. Maximus Tatum, was assisted by Seminarian Ruiari, and Maria Murray (acting Cantor), along with their two sons and daughter, all of who traveled all the way from Nativity of Our Lord Orthodox Church in Manassas, VA. Several additional Orthodox families from Manassas, and the local area, also came and worshipped with us. In addition, several persons traveled from as far away as Florida, just to be in attendance during our first Divine Liturgy. Much to the delight of everyone, a total of 27 souls were in attendance. 

Also exciting was the addition of two new members to the Orthodox Church! Mr. Michael (Jeff) Barbour and Mr. James (Mike) Harden were Chrismated into the Church the day before, after spending the last several months attending catechism classes with Fr. Maximus. Welcome home James and Michael!

Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Mission now meets each Sunday for Divine Liturgy in the Chapel of The Church of the Resurrection, 3501 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth, Virginia. Holy Myrrhbearers serves all of the Hampton Roads, Virginia area. Divine Liturgy is served on Sundays at 1:00 pm. Please consult the parish website at http://www.hmoc.us for a complete listing of services, news, and events.

For more information, or if you would like to offer prayerful and/or financial support, please contact Fr. Maximus Tatum at 757-270-2160 or via email at priestmaximus@gmail.com 


Epistle Reading: Ephesians 1:7-17

Gospel Reading: Luke 4:22-30

Apodosis of the Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary; Autonomos the Martyr; Hieromartyr Cornatus, Bishop of Iconium; Agirus, the Hieromartyr of Cornoutus, Bishop of Iconium; Daniel of Thassos; Julian the Martyr; Theodore the Hieromartyr of Alexandria

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