Saint John The Theologian Mission Station
A Community Of The Orthodox Church in America
Fairfax Station, VA

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!

Saint John The Theologian Orthodox Mission Station, formerly known as the Fairfax Orthodox Mission Station, was established by the Orthodox Church in America's Archdiocese of Washington in October of 2018 to explore the possibility of founding an Orthodox church in southwestern Fairfax County, Virginia.

At Saint John's, you'll find people of different ethnic backgrounds, converts to Orthodoxy, "cradle" Orthodox, and non-Orthodox alike. As a community, we strive to be an example of God's love and the community of the Holy Spirit in this land.

We invite all to "Come and see!"

Update on Services

Though Fr. Sean has moved on to his new assignment, we will continue to worship as a community as much as possible despite having no assigned priest and dealing with the ongoing pandemic restrictions. Deacon Matthew will lead a modified vespers service from the center of the church on Saturday evenings in place of Great Vespers. When Dn. Matthew is away, a Reader's Vespers will be prayed. Of course, both these services will look a little different than most are used to but all the major portions of Great Vespers will still be present.

The Divine Liturgy will be served on the third Saturday of every month at 9:30. Visiting clergy appointed by the Archdiocese will celebrate these services. 

All services will be held at St. Mary's Historic Church unless otherwise noted. Sign-up will continue to be required for services as the Covid-19 vaccine is distributed. We are currently planning for Great Lent and hope to maintain a semi-normal schedule of services this year. Please watch for updates to our weekly and monthly schedules. If any are in of need pastoral care, please contact Fr. John Vitko at 925-667-6451 or