General Service Schedule:

Sundays (Registration Required)
9:00am — Matins
10:00am — Divine Liturgy

Wednesdays
7:00pm — Presanctified Liturgy

Saturdays (Registration Required)
5:00pm — Vespers with Confessions

Times and services are subject to change. Please check the calendar for the most up-to-date information.

St. Mary Orthodox Church

7223 Roosevelt Ave
Falls Church, Virginia 22042

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Contact:

See calendar for office hours.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (703) 280-0770

Service Logistics & Pandemic Protocols

We invite you to join us for services!

To attend a service, simply register for a service and follow our pandemic protocols while you're with us. Visit the front page to find this week's services, or check the calendar to see services farther in the future. Registration is only required for Saturday Vespers and Sunday Liturgy. Registration is optional for weekday services.

We can currently accommodate up to about 80 people at Sunday Divine Liturgy.

Recently, we opened up our fellowship hall for overflow seating. Seating placement is on a first-come, first-served basis. (Sorry, we can't take seating requests right now!) Ushers will seat attendees in the sanctuary until it reaches capacity. Afterwards, attendees are guided to the fellowship hall overflow seating, where the service is streamed on a monitor. When it's time, Fr. David or the deacon will come down from the sanctuary to offer the Gifts to the faithful in the fellowship hall.

Read on below to understand how our services currently operate.

    COVID-19 Protocols

    Please follow these protocols while you're on the property:

    1. Wear a facial mask at all times (ages 5+). Please only remove it to receive Holy Communion.
    2. Respect physical distancing while indoors.
    3. When entering the building, remain at the bottom of the side entrance stairwell leading up to the narthex until you are guided inside. Sanitize your hands at the entrance.
    4. When inside the building, allow yourself to be directed by an usher to be seated, to the Communion line, and to the exit after the service.
    5. After the service, avoid congregating around entrance/exit areas, sidewalk, or the parking lot/driveways.

            On the day of the service

            • Please arrive early to be seated. Check your confirmation email for the exact times that the doors open, but about 15 minutes before a service starts is a good rule of thumb!
            • Seating in the sanctuary is first-come, first-served. We opened our fellowship hall for overflow seating. Once capacity is reached in the sanctuary, ushers will direct attendees to the fellowship hall.
            • If you need to cancel, please log back into Realm to do so, or let someone at St. Mary's know.

            Register your party together

            IMPORTANT: Make sure that everyone who will be sitting with you is registered together. This allows us to maximize the amount of people who can come to a service. Include everyone who will be sitting with you, including children, housemates, and guests.

            How to add everyone to your party:

            • Visitors: When you register, make sure to add anyone to your party who is sitting with you by clicking the Add Guest button.
            • Parishioners: When you log into Realm to register, put a checkmark next to yourself and any household members sitting with you. For any guests who are not in your household but will be sitting with you, click on the Add Guest button to add their name(s) to your party.

            Frequently Asked Questions

            • What COVID-19 precautions are being taken at St. Mary's?

              The physical safety of those attending services is very important to us. You can read the protocol we've set up to guard our clergy, volunteers, and attendees below.

            • Is registration required?

              Registration is only necessary for Saturday Vespers and Sunday Liturgy services. As of April 1, attendees don't need to register for weekday services — registration for those services is helpful, but optional. Registration helps the clergy and volunteers anticipate needs.

            • How do I know if my registration went through?

              Check your inbox for a confirmation email. If you did not get a confirmation email, then you're not in our system. Try again!

            • I'm a parishioner. May I bring a guest?

              Yes! We'd like to give our parishioners priority at Sunday services, so other services are the best times to bring your guests. When you are registering for a service on Realm, register your guest in the Named Guest field. Make sure your guests read this webpage, so they know what's expected of them while they're here.

            • May I attend if I am not a St. Mary's parishioner?

              Yes! We would be happy to have you at any of our services. Simply find the service you'd like to attend on our calendar and click the "Register to Attend" button. We generally post registration for services 5-7 days before the service takes place. Just read this webpage, so you know what's expected of you while you're here.

            • I registered for a service, but I need to cancel. What do I do?

              You can cancel your registration on Realm. Please make sure to do so as soon as you know that you won't be attending, so we may offer your spot to another attendee. Be sure to notify us, especially if the time for the service is approaching! This helps greeters make tricky decisions at the door. Check your confirmation email to see who you should contact.

            • I registered for a service, but I'm running late. What do I do?

              Check your confirmation email to see who you should contact, and let him or her know immediately. If the check-in team doesn't hear from you, they may assume that you're not coming, and might give your spot to a hopeful walk-in!

            • Do I need to bring a Health Agreement form?

              You only need to bring a Health Agreement if you come to a service that you did not register for. All the terms of the Health Agreement have been added to the registration on Realm, so your agreement no longer has paperwork associated with it. However, if you come to a service that you did not register for on Realm, hoping there may be extra space, you will need to bring a signed Health Agreement to be let in. We'll also have a few extra copies of the agreement on-hand, just in case.

              Download the form here.

            • May I come to a service that I didn't register for?

              Possibly, but it's risky! Each service is carefully organized so that parties are 6 feet away from one another. If you arrive at a service that you haven't registered for, you risk the chance that a service is at capacity already. However, if there's room, we're ready to invite you in! Just be sure to bring a signed Health Agreement. We'll have a few copies on-hand, but it's safer to print and bring your own. Download the form here.

              You are also welcome to join us outdoors and listen to the service from your mobile device.

              It's easy (and much less risky) to register for a service! On Realm, you can find services in the Events section and follow the steps onscreen to register for it. If you're not on Realm, you can check the calendar to find the service you'd like to attend, click the "Register to Attend" button, and follow the steps onscreen to register.

            Fr. David, Psa. Stephanie, and the Welcoming Committee have set up these protocols and service logistics so St. Mary's can conduct services lawfully according to the 4th Amended Executive Order 72Thanks for helping us keep St. Mary’s compliant with health guidelines as set forth by the state and our episcopate!