"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." - Romans 15:7
Welcome to the Dormition of the Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church. We are the only Christian Orthodox community in the greater Burlington area, with services being held here since 1905. Although our founding families all immigrated from Greece and the former Ottoman Empire, we now include members from many Mediterranean and Eastern European backgrounds, as well as American born converts to the Faith.
We follow the Typikon (liturgical and ecclesiastical practices) of the Great Church of Christ, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople-New Rome. Our parish is part of the Holy Metropolis of Boston, under the leadership of His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios.
May our risen Lord, God & Savior Jesus Christ bless you,
Rev. Father Andreas Papayiannis, Presiding Priest
Parish Mission Statement:
The faithful community of the Dormition of the Theotokos is a Greek Orthodox Church whose purpose is to preach faithfully and worshipfully the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to the faithful Orthodox Christians and people of the metropolitan area of Burlington, VT, and the USA, through the regulations of the Holy Archdiocese of America, the faith, the traditions, the teachings of the Fathers, the witness of the saints, the Canons of the Church, and the liturgical worship of the Holy Orthodox Church in its mission, outreach, and charitable work and so bring the light of our Lord's resurrection and life to the area and peoples.
Membership / Stewardship statement:
Every baptized and chrismated Orthodox Christian is a member of the body of Christ, a steward of the Holy Church. The religious, moral, and social duties of members include the following:
- Adhering to and living according to the tenets of the Orthodox faith
- Faithfully attending the Divine Liturgy and other worship services on Sundays and weekdays
- Participating regularly in the holy sacraments
- Respecting all ecclesiastical authority and all governing bodies of the Church
- Being obedient in matters of the faith, practice, and ecclesiastical order
- Contributing toward the progress of the Church's sacred mission
- Being effective witnesses and examples of the Orthodox faith and tradition to all people
To be a steward and member in good standing, one cannot simply contribute a minimum financially, but must also actively participate in the aforementioned ways. Membership in the body of Christ is a commitment to taking up one's cross and following Christ. For any given community of Christians, it is only the dedication of its members that is the limit of its work. The Church is the Lord's and we are doing His work in it.
5:00 PM Great Vespers
9:00 AM Orthros (Matins)
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy
Sunday: 5:00 PM Lenten Vespers
Monday: 7:00 PM Great Compline
Wednesday: 7:00 PM Presanctified Liturgy
Friday: 7:00 PM Salutations to the Theotokos (first 4 Fridays)
5th Friday of Lent: 7:00 PM Akathist Hymn
On most weekdays, Orthros will continue to be offered at 9:00 AM and Vespers at 5:00 PM - check the weekly bulletin to confirm.
The Orthodox Church offers us other opportunities for worshipping together so please check the parish calendar section for more information.