Saint Mary Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church
Hunt Valley, MD

The Third Sunday of the Lent
The Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross

Here is a helpful link that explains this Sunday:


"Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience" (Col 3:12)


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

2. Tonight Thursday 4/1 is the third talk in the Lenten Retreat we are hosting virtually. Fr. Nicholas Blecher of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Little Falls, NJ will be our guest speaker and he will talk to us about the Third Hymn of the Akathist. The zoom link: 
Passcode: 0000 (These are 4 zeros)

3. 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 for 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 of today, we have collected 70 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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