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  • Wed

    6:00PM Akathist to Saint Xenia (Petersburg)
  • Sat

    4:00PM Panikhida (Commemoration of the Departed)

    5:00PM 9th Hour and Vespers
  • Sun

    9:30AM Hours & Divine Liturgy
  • Mon

    Day of the Holy Spirit
    6:00PM Moleben and Akathist to the Theotokos (Cypriot)
  • Wed

    6:00PM Akathist to Saint Luke (Voino-Yasenetsky)
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St. Joseph of Optina
St. Joseph of Optina
St. Joseph of Optina

Христос Воскресе!

Дорогие братья и сестры,

Все богослужения в нашей церкви проходят в обычном режиме, но только с участием священнослужителей и клироса.
Двери будут закрыты с самого начала и до конца службы. Очень прошу вас отнестись серьезно и с пониманием!
Наш приход тщательно придерживается медицинских рекомендаций, установленных правительством штата Вирджиния.
Я, как священник и настоятель нашего прихода, не могу себе позволить взять на себя ответственность перед Богом и подвергнуть опасности здоровье наших прихожан.
Я очень сожалею о том, что мне приходиться просить людей воздержаться от посещения богослужений и оставаться дома.
Если у вас возникнут вопросы, свяжитесь со мной лично.

С любовью о Христе воскресшем.


Christ Is Risen!

Dear brothers and sisters,

We are conducting all the services in the regular matter, but with only limited number of clergy and choir members participating.
The doors will remain locked from the beginning of the service and till the end. I ask you to take this seriously and with understanding!
Our parish carefully adheres to the medical guidelines established by the Virginia state government.
As a priest I can’t take a responsibility in front of the God to put your health under the risk.
I am very sorry to write a message imploring people to stay home from church.
If you have any other questions, please fell free to contact me.

With love for the risen Christ.


Rev. Fr. Sergiy Kosov, Rector
St. Joseph of Optina Russian Orthodox Church

From the priest
Fr. Sergiy
Fr. Sergiy
Fr. Sergiy

Dear Orthodox Christians and just believers! Since August 2018, I, the priest Sergiy (Kosov), have been appointed by the Metropolitan of the East American and New York Hilarion, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, the abbot of the parish - a mission in honor of St. Joseph Optina in Virginia Beach, VA. I invite you all to meet me and the parish. I also invite you to services in our cozy church, on Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. and on Sundays at 9:30 in the morning. If necessary, I perform the ordinances of baptism, wedding, cathedral, consecration of houses, barely consecration. Love the Lord! Priest Sergiy Kosov, Rector of St. Joseph of Optina Russian Orthodox Church.


Fr. Sergiy Kosov, Rector
Cell phone: 757-515-8442