[ARCHIVED NEWS] Monday, November 15, 2004


Newport News, VA - On Saturday November 13, 2004, Father Aleksa Micich travelled to Newport News, VA to baptize seven people in that community.  The Serbian community in the Norfolk area (known as Hampton Roads) is comprised of about forty families of which the church knows.  The faithful there attend the Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newport News, under the spiritual pastorship of Fr. George Chiorios.  Father George is always welcoming when Father Aleksa comes to visit and always makes available his church for our use.  This was true this past Saturday when seven of our faithful were baptized into the Orthodox Christian faith, including one infant, three school-age children and three adults.  This community is made up almost entirely of people who fled the former Yugoslavia within the last five to ten years.  We are actively working to develop this into a mission parish.