Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger.
-St. Basil the Great
Saint Basil the Great Orthodox Church is a parish of the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland, and the Mid-Atlantic, with in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America and The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, where the disciples were first called Christians (Acts11:26).
One day some of John the Baptist’s disciples saw and heard Christ. They asked Jesus where He was staying. Christ answered them and said, “‘Come and see.’ They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day.” (John 1:35-39). As a living icon of the Kingdom of Heaven our worship services are in the true Orthodox tradition marked by sobriety, reverence, and joy. We invite you to our parish. “Come and see” where Christ is truly in our midst.
We are a communion of Orthodox Christians in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Our congregation benefits from being multicultural and multi-ethnic. All services are in English and done with dedicated chanters and a choir that encourages participation by the whole congregation.
We strive to provide opportunities for spiritual growth and development and to offer opportunities for social interaction beyond the times of worship. St. Basil’s cares about its members and embraces newcomers from all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Welcome!