We Need Your Help To Build His Church!






UPDATE as of Sep 2022:

We hope to be in His new Church by the end of this year; though we still have plenty to do.  Your prayers and financial support are needed more as we get closer in order to enable us to continue to build His Church!!

As of June 2022, Well we are into the summer and His new Church is coming along fine.  Stone is completed around the building.  Framing inside is looking good, as walls are framed in and the inside is taking shape.

Please pray for us and for the continued completion of 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:

We can now accept donations via Venmo on Donorbox. 🙌

Venmo is a digital wallet becoming increasingly popular in the US. It makes giving super-easy! People can make transactions from their bank account connected on Venmo or transfer money into the Venmo wallet and pay conveniently anytime.

Please pray and continue to help us build His Church.  The roof is being added to the building now!!

Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Church
P.O. Box 2032
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Framing the inside of His Church ongoing by Fr Gabriel, Basil and the crew September 2022

Fr Gabriel at the Church building Site


As of December 2021

As of May 21, 2022: we are working hard and our new Church is coming along nicely, though still a long way to go.

Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Christian Church as of May 2022

Please keep us in your prayers and pray about helping us to Build His Church, even if you have donated before, you can still help us again.  Thank you and may God Bless you!!

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