Saint Mary Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church
Hunt Valley, MD

Blessed Feast of Annunciation

عيد بشارة مبارك

Here is a helpful link that explains the icon of the feast:

“Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.” Proverbs 12:25


1. Tomorrow Friday at 6:30 pm we have the second Aktathist Hymn
صلاة المديح الثاني 

2. Tonight Thursday 3/25 is the second talk in the Lenten Retreat we are hosting virtually. Fr. Nektarios Najjar the presiding priest and the dean of St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in Ottawa, Canada will be our guest speaker and he will talk to us about the Second Hymn of the Akathist. The zoom link: 
Passcode: 0000 (These are 4 zeros)

3. This Saturday at 2:30 pm is the "FIRST IN A LONG TIME" outdoor activities for Sunday Schoolers. Bring your scooter to play. Mask is mandatory and social distancing will be practiced all the time. Snack will be offered.

4. Our Lenten Services for next week will be at 6:30pm daily. Monday, Tuesday (in Arabic) and Thursday Great Compline and Wednesdays presanctified liturgy, and Friday is the Canon of the Akathist. 

4. Church capacity is now up to 70 people, this number is what we can fit inside the church keeping an adequate physical distancing. Sign up for services  here

5. Our Choir is Running a campaign on "Go Fund Me" to raise funds to cover the installation of the second phase of our sound system that includes speakers on the back of the church, eliminating the dead spots, and adding theater all-directional microphone for the choir. Donate here: 

The choir also is selling fig tree plants with directions on how to plant them and grow them in your yard. The profit of the sale goes to the Sound System. Order by sending email to the church and pick up after Sunday Service.
Your help is appreciated.

6. We are collecting none perishable food to Hereford Food Bank. there is a box in the Narthex to collect the items, we are challenging ourselves to get 100 items there during the first three weeks of Lent. As for today we have collected JUST 30 boxes, Let us hit the 100, WE CAN DO IT. 


Saint Mary Orthodox Church
A Parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America

Most Rev. Metropolitan JOSEPH 
Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese
Right Rev. Bishop THOMAS  Diocese of Charleston and Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic
Rev Father Damaskinos Issa, Pastor
Parish Council and Church Leaders
 Robert Sallitt
Sam Darraj
Mary Rizkallah

Eiad Nasser
Corey Corbitt
Sylvia Tsakalos

Andy Markopoulos
Nuha Jabaji 
Christ Kerlish
Choir Director: Elie Azar
Sunday School: Sylvia Tsakalos
Youth Director: Zade Jabaji
JOY:Hayat Jabbour, Yousef Jabaji
Teen SOYO president:Sarah Jabbour
SOYO Advisors: Abe Morjana, Andrew Markopoulos
Ladies Society: Nuha Jabaji
If you are interested in buying a plot in St. Mary Cemetery, take a look at the updated plan above. Our cemetery is the only Antiochian Orthodox Cemetery in MD and it is on the church property and has the beautiful chapel of St. George. 

Color code:
Green: available
Blue: Purchased
Gray: Reserved
Orange: Used. 

If you would like more information about purchasing and applying contact Rand Markopoulos: 443-866-1893
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909 Shawan Rd, Hunt Valley, MD 21030
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