St. John the Theologian Orthodox Mission Station, originally 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 establishing an Orthodox Church in southwestern Fairfax County, VA.
Due to the great generosity of Fr. James Barkett and St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church, we are able to hold the majority of our evening services at St. Mary's Historic Church located at 11098 Fairfax Station Rd, Fairfax Station, VA. The Divine Liturgy, as well as the occasional evening service, is held at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum located just down the road from St. Mary's. We are grateful to Sherry Slawski who works tirelessly to ensure we can hold services there whenever necessary.
At the mission station you'll find people of different ethnic backgrounds, converts to Orthodoxy, "cradle" Orthodox, and non-Orthodox alike. As a group, we strive to be an example of God's love and the community of the Holy Spirit in this land.
We invite everyone to "come and see!"