We Need Your Help To Build His Church!
Holy Myrrhbearers is an Orthodox Christian Church in Harrisonburg, VA, serving the cities of the Shenandoah Valley including Harrisonburg, Staunton and Waynesboro and the counties surrounding them. We have purchased land just outside of town and are ready to build His church. We have made progress in preparing all the necessary items and seeking approval from our local county officials. This process is moving along smoothly.
Fr. John Moses embodied the great commandment "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen" (Matthew 28:19-20). Fr. John struggled with illness for years, hiding his difficulties and pain from us. Unable to attend church for some time, he was able to serve and deliver his last plea of love to his flock. Four days later, he succumbed to his bodily illness on July 25, 2019. Fr. John did not live to see his dream come true. Can you help complete his vision?
We believed that our best opportunity to stabilize our community and grow the True Faith in the Valley was investing ourselves in Harrisonburg, we found an abandoned orthodontist’s office and began to serve there. We have been saving and raising money all these years to build an Orthodox church to serve our community and welcome more people. Last year, we were able to purchase 7.9 acres just outside the city limits on a busy road with a view on the Blue Ridge Mountains.
We need your help to keep Fr Moses' dream alive and help our mission, Holy Myrrhbearers, to have a home of our own! We need to break ground this fall and secure our future here! Any donation made with love for Christ and His Church will multiply and your prayers are also greatly coveted! A onetime donation or small $20- or $30-dollar donation monthly will move us to safety. We also offer the “Golden Donation” of $1,000, which will put one Orthodox person’s name in our “Golden Donation Book” which we will perpetually commemorate at each and every Liturgy as long as the parish exists! Donations may be made through our PayPal account listed on our website, through Donorbox, or our post office box:
Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Church
P.O. Box 2032
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Fr Gabriel at the Church building Site