Source: ROCOR – Eastern American Diocese
On Thursday, January 31, having been dissolved as a mission parish in the Archdiocese of Washington by the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, His Beatitude Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America & Canada, and with the blessing of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, St. Herman of Alaska Church in Stafford, VA has officially joined the Eastern American Diocese.
Archpriest Victor Potapov, Dean of the South, announced the new parish’s admittance with the following words: “The former Christ the Savior Orthodox Mission in Stafford has now been fully accepted by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia as St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Stafford, VA.”
The parish was led into the Russian Church Abroad by its rector, Archpriest Alexander Webster, and parish Deacon Alexander Laymon. More information about the parish is available on the parish website here.