We welcome you to the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Winchester, Virginia. For over 50 years, the Dormition Church has been a beacon of Orthodoxy in our local community.
We encourage all practicing Orthodox Christians to become Stewards of our Church.
Orthodox Christian Stewardship is a way of life, which acknowledges reverence, accountability, and responsibility before God. Becoming a Steward begins when we believe in God, to whom we give our love, loyalty, and trust and act on those beliefs. As Stewards, we affirm that every aspect of our lives comes as a gift from Him. Stewardship calls on Orthodox faithful to cheerfully offer back to God a portion of the gifts with which they have been blessed. If the Church is indeed the “Ship of Faith,” then each must grab an oar and pull, not just a select few. After all, is this not what Christ asks of us in Luke 6:38 — “Give, and it will be given to you" — and is this not how we must respond?
Each year a Steward is expected to carefully review his or her personal circumstances and make a commitment of time, talent, and treasure to support our Parish and her Ministries.
WHAT YOUR STEWARDSHIP SUPPORTS
The Dormition of the Virgin Mary’s ministries are directly funded by our Stewardship Program.
A Worship Ministry that nurtures the faithful through regular participation in the sacred services and holy mysteries of the Orthodox Church as expressed through the rich liturgical and hymnological inheritance known as Byzantine music.
A Teaching Ministry that strives to educate and inspire the faithful through the Sacred Scriptures and Holy Tradition of the Church, with great emphasis on catechetical education.
A Youth Ministry that develops and nurtures our children to follow in the footsteps of Christ by learning the foundations of our Faith and to live their lives in integrity, kindness and love.
A Philanthropic Outreach Ministry, under the leadership of our Ladies Philoptochos Society, that fulfills the command of our Lord Jesus Christ to reach out to the sick and poor, and to serve the least of our brethren.
A Social and Cultural Ministry that provides a variety of opportunities for all members of the community to volunteer and to share in activities with one another through appropriate cultural, social, and educational events that reflect the life, faith, and cultural heritage of the Church.
A Stewardship Ministry that engenders the dedication of time, talent, and treasure of Orthodox parishioners in support of the ministries of the Church to the glory of God.