Welcome

It is with great joy and excitement that I welcome you to the official Web site for Saints Mary Magdalene & Markella Greek Orthodox Church of Harford County Maryland. We have re-established this site in order to share the excitement of our growing community with the people of Harford and Cecil Counties of Maryland but also we share it with those interested in our parish throughout the state of Maryland, our Metropolis, our Archdiocese of America and ultimately the whole world! The Orthodox Christian Church throughout the world shares in the very same confession of God and from this communion with Him we receive grace beyond our understanding. It is this same grace and power that has carried the Orthodox Church throughout the centuries to the present!

Our humble Orthodox Church celebrates the presence of Christ through the liturgy, its sacraments, and the many programs and activities that have been established for the Ecclesiastical Year. On a daily basis we are called to seek His will in order to shape us into His instruments of sacred and holy work. From education to philanthropy we have a very dynamic list of Christ centered plans in order to feed and challenge the fellowship of the parish.

So whether one is elected to the parish council for church order and administration or helps in the educational and youth programs, service is rendered to the Church. Participation in the Divine Liturgy either through altar service or choir, a gift is offered to God. Finally, through outreach and fellowship ministries, God shows each and everyone of us that love is to be shared with others. 
The possibilities are endless!

While living in the world we realize that all our programs are filled with excitement and zeal for delivering the same redeeming message that all Orthodox Churches maintain about the Crucified and Risen Christ: “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you  will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33
The programs and activities are here, now all we have to do is participate and enjoy the fruits and blessings that come from them. Looking forward to your participation and I thank you for visiting our site.

Faithfully Yours in Christ,
Father Manuel
Parish Priest
frmanuel@stsmm.org