St. Mary's Indian Orthodox Church of Northern Virginia is founded
based on the essential Christian principles of Faith, Hope, and Love
and established according to the customs, beliefs, and regulations
of the Malankara Indian Orthodox Church. The mission of the Church
is to extend those principles and beliefs into spiritual and social
activities involving its members living in and around Northern Virginia and Washington, DC areas.
This Church is a member of the North East American Diocese of the
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Church.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Nicene Creed
We believe in one true God.
The Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth,
and of all things, visible and invisible,
And in One Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God;
begotten of the Father before all worlds, light of light,
very God of very God; begotten, not made;
being of the same substance with the Father,
and by whom all things were made,
+ WHO FOR US MEN, AND FOR OUR SALVATION, CAME DOWN, FROM HEAVEN,
+ AND WAS INCARNATE OF THE HOLY VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF GOD, BY THE HOLY GHOST AND BECAME MAN,
+ AND WAS CRUCIFIED FOR US IN THE DAYS OF PONTIUS PILATE AND SUFFERED, AND DIED, AND WAS BURIED.
and the third day rose again, according to His will; and ascended into heaven, and sat on the right hand of the Father, and shall come again in His great glory, to judge both the quick and the dead, whose kingdom shall have no end,
And in the one living Holy Spirit, the life-giving Lord of all, who proceeds from the Father and who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets and apostles,
And in One, Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, and we acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins and look for the resurrection of the dead, and the new life in the world to come.