A New Mission Station in Culpeper, Virginia!
His Eminence, the Most Reverend +Alexander, Archbishop of Dallas and the Diocese of the South of the Orthodox Church in America, has given his encouragement for us to take the necessary steps to establish a mission station in Culpeper.
Once the administrative steps are completed and when we receive the official blessing, we expect to be Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Mission of Culpeper. Stay tuned as this journey swiftly progresses.
Come grow with us!
"Where two or three together are gathered in My Name, there am I in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20
We glorify God for His richness and faithfulness to us. Several familes were hungry to found an Orthodox mission in Culpeper where the Lord could be worshiped in the fullness of Spirit and Truth. We gathered a few local families via social media. We reached out to local clergy. We agreed to come together in late August of 2021 at Sprinhaven Farm in nearby Boston, VA for a picnic/meet and greet as virtual strangers. We thought we would toss around a few ideas and feel out what was possible and see if we could generate some interest. We left there that night as a newly formed family with a vision to lay the cornerstone right there in our midst. Of course that cornerstone is Jesus Christ who is the foundation of every good effort. We progress toward continung to lay a solid foundation and expect to have been officially established as a mission in the OCA's Diocese of the South by early October. We have added many bricks to this newly laid foundation over the course of a few weeks and days. We even most likely have a place lined up in Culpeper to hold regular services once we are fully onboarded as a mission. With the blessing of Archbishop Alexander, we will have the name Ss.Peter and Paul Orthodox Mission. We are thankful for the efforts of Fr. Adam amd St. Andrew's Orthodox Church in Ashland to help get us started and to sponsor us as our mother Church. We look forward to sharing the suport of the local Orthodox Church in Central Virginia while we do the good work of Christ here in Culpeper. May God bless this new mission to thrive and serve the needs of searching people. Christ is in our Midst! He is and alwyas shall be!