Upcoming Calendar
  • Thu

    7:00PM Great Canon of St. Andrew 

  • Fri

    5:00PM 9th Hour and Vespers
    6:00PM Reading the akathist of the most Mother
  • Sat

    Laudation of the Mother of God
    9:30AM Hours & Divine Liturgy
    5:00PM 9th Hour and Vespers

  • Sun

    St Mary of Egypt
    9:30AM Hours & Divine Liturgy
  • Mon

    5:00PM 9th Hour and Vespers
St. Joseph of Optina
St. Joseph of Optina
St. Joseph of Optina

We are welcoming all Orthodox believers to attend our services and to listen to the word of God in our little cozy church in Virginia Beavh, VA.


Building on the foundations of our original status as an Orthodox mission, Saint Joseph of Optina Russian Orthodox Church continues the traditions of the Russian Orthodox Church from our parish in Virginia. With the blessings of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York and the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, our parish represents the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia in the Hampton Roads region. 


 Visitors are invited to attend services at our church and to take the first steps into the Orthodox tradition with us. Join us as we continue to grow, we welcome you to join us for the experience of a Divine Liturgy in the Russian Orthodox tradition or to attend any of our scheduled church services or events. As we continue to write the next page in the story of the Saint Joseph of Optina Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Orthodox Christian community in Hampton Roads, we look forward to sharing our faith in the Lord with you. With our continued determination and sacrifice in the name of the Lord, we pray for the ability to construct the first Russian Orthodox Church in Southeastern Virginia.

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