Regular Weekly Services
Sun. at 09:30 AM Orthos (Matins).
Sun. at 10:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Wed. at 6:00 PM Paraklesis.
Sat. at 5:00 PM Vespers.
SERVICES & EVENTS
"There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth
more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty."
OUR NEW CHURCH BUILDING
There is soon to be a new light of Orthodox Christianity in Hunt Valley, Maryland. The parish family of St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church are struggling to build a church that will be connected to the existing hall in which they currently celebrate all Liturgical services and social events. The new St. Mary’s Church will be fashioned in ancient Byzantine style and will be endowed with emblematical notions all carefully crafted to glorify our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. All aspects of the architectural design are deeply and religiously symbolic, inspired by a desire to create a spiritually tangible testament to the beauty of our Lord and His creation.
WHO WE ARE
Welcome to the website of the Community of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church in Hunt Valley, MD. We welcome you to browse this site to learn more about our Faith and our Parish. Please consider joining us for Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning or any weekday service. The times are noted on the website. You may also contact the parish office to schedule an appointment with our pastor, Archpriest Fr. Theodoros Daoud.
Our church was founded more than twenty years ago as part of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, Metropolitan Philip, Primate. Our Archdiocese is one of fifteen that compose the Church of Antioch. In apostolic times Antioch was the most important city in Asia Minor, “and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians.” (Acts 11:26) The Church of Antioch was one of the five ancient sees of the early Christian Church: Rome, Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem.
Today, our parish community is comprised of Orthodox Christians from many different ethnic backgrounds: Lebanese, Syrians, Jordanians, Palestinians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romanians, Armenians and Americans. We all meet in the Orthodox Faith to worship and praise our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as one family in Him. Our Divine Liturgy is primarily in English with approximately 15% in Arabic and 5% in Greek. We are a rapidly growing community dedicated to spiritual growth in Christ Jesus and the Tradition of His Holy Catholic Apostolic Orthodox Church.