Who We Are
While St. Timothy & St. Athanasius church didn’t officially open its doors until early 2012, the vision for it was born many years prior inside the heart of its leader, Fr. Anthony Messeh. Imagine having church where eternal truths of God were presented in way that is relevant and real to 21st century America. That was the dream. Fr. Anthony prayed for years about this and knew that the day would come when God would lead him to open a new church in Arlington, just outside of most powerful city in country.
While waiting on God for this opportunity, Fr. Anthony held to this verse in hope, knowing that God would be faithful:
“For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come” Habakkuk 2:3
God fulfilled that vision and His promise with the opening of STSA in late April 2012. The mission of STSA is to unveil the Truth of Orthodox Christianity to a world in desperate need of it.
We all search for Truth, something to hold onto, something genuine and authentic, not just in a spiritual sense but also in a relational sense. At STSA we present Truth that has been around for 2000 years in a way that fits modern American culture. We are an ancient church, but our message is very relevant to society today.
Come visit STSA – we are a vibrant community that seeks to transform lives with the life-changing Truth of The Gospel of Jesus Christ through the Orthodox Christian faith.