St. Gregorios Orthodox Church

Silver Spring, MD

St. Gregorios Orthodox Church

Contact Information

Church Address: 2337 Fairland Road Silver Spring, MD 20904
Office: (301) 384 3833

Clergy Information

Vicar: Rev. Fr. Laby George Panackamattom

Worship Schedule

6:30PM - Evening Prayer
(1st & 3rd Saturdays designated for prayer meeting in Maryland and Virginia Areas respectively)
8:30AM - Morning Prayer
9:30AM - Holy Qurbana

Ministry Groups

Sunday School
Marth Mariam Samajam
Prayer Fellowship

Parish Background

St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church of Greater Washington was founded in 1982 and incorporated in Maryland in 1992. Because of our financial shortfalls and not having our own church building, we have been moving from community hall to community hall and basement to basement on every Sunday to conduct the Liturgy and other meetings. Finally, after many years of prayers and hard labor, in 2000, we have purchased our church property located at 2337 Fairland Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20904 for our continued existence in Washington Metropolitan Area. Through the dedication of our members, we have grown from a handful of families to one of the largest churches in the American Diocese with over 80 families today. The active Sunday school, Youth Movement (MGOCSM), Ladies Auxiliary (Martha Mariyam Samajam), and regular prayer meetings provide the spiritual nourishment for our faithful. More than 100 children of all ages are the building blocks of our future. Our children are very active in assisting various community charitable events such as the soup kitchens, feeding the hungry, visiting the orphanages and old age homes, etc. 

The work, ministry, mission of our church include proclaiming the Gospel, sanctifying the faithful through God's grace in worship, the Divine Liturgy and the other Sacraments and Devotional Services, enhancing their spiritual life, adding to their numbers by instructing others and receiving them into the Church through Baptism and/or Chrismation, catechizing them in the Orthodox Faith through various programs, schools and charitable activities, and implementing Christian ministries. Laying a strong Orthodox Christian foundation with high moral values has been our primary objective. We have been able to safeguard these children from complex society and its negative influences. We have been able to implant our tradition, culture, and Biblical Values in the lives of these children, and over 15 children are serving in the altar.