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Church Office

Hours:
8:30 to 4:30 Monday - Thursday
8:30 to 1:00 Friday

323 South Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia  22314-3716
Phone: 703-549-6670
Fax: 703-549-9425
Email: opmh@opmh.org

Three_Pastors-webWelcome
Founded in 1772, the Old Presbyterian Meeting House is an historic and vibrant congregation in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. We are an inclusive, justice-seeking congregation of more than 1,000 members. We see ourselves as a community of people who have been called by God to worship, study, and serve together as a visible sign of what God intends for all of humanity.

Whether you are a life-long Presbyterian or just beginning to explore the Christian faith, we encourage you to learn more about us. There may well be something of interest to you here. If you are looking for a new church home, we hope you will visit us soon!

Rocky Laha, Pastor


candlesA prayer after violence in Charlottesville
— The Rev. Dr. Laurie A. Kraus, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
 
God of justice, who sees into the hearts of all,
    your Light outshines the feeble flicker of the torches of hatred
    your goodness is greater than evil,
    your love compels us to break the silence, to speak the truth
    and to confess our sin.
 
Our shoulders are bowed beneath the weight of our sorrow,
Our hands reach out to grasp a justice that seems illusory
Our hearts cry for a peace that seems so far off.
Our voices are hoarse, thick with tears,
as we pray for a way forward for all of your children
A way beyond racism and violence and privilege
For the courage to change our selves and our land
For faith and action that can bind us together.
 
We pray for our neighbors in Charlottesville— a city set on a hill
   grateful for their solidarity and courage in the face of evil
We pray for comfort for families that now grieve unbearable losses
  For individuals who are wounded and broken in body or spirit
May your Spirit rise with healing in its wings
    and bring strength and wholeness to each.
In the name of your broken and resurrected son Jesus, we pray.  Amen.

eclipseThe first total eclipse across the United States in 99 years will occur on Monday, August 21. Join us for a viewing party at the Presbyterian Cemetery, an open space away from buildings that is recommended for viewing —just bring your lawn chairs and refreshments. The eclipse begins at 1:17 p.m. and is at the maximum for our area at 2:42 p.m. Please come with eclipse glasses that can be ordered on-line. Click here for information on the eclipse.

NOTE: Beware of vendors selling unsafe eclipse glasses (WaPo article)

 


CarterFlorence_Anna_webJoin us for Rally Day on Sunday, September 10th as we kick off the new program year at the Meeting House. Adult education begins at 9:30 am followed by worship at 11:00 – and stay afterwards for food and fellowship on the lawn! We look forward to welcoming The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence as our Rally Day preacher and teacher! For the past two decades she has served as Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and Yale University, Dr. Florence is interested in preaching and public proclamation, and preparing leaders who can speak and listen in multiple contexts for ministry.


 

Old Presbyterian Meeting House 323 South Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 703-549-6670