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The Holy Virgin Mary Spiritual Vineyard originated as an apple farm and was later converted to a chicken farm. Years later it became a campground for the Church of the Assembly of God, then a foster home for boys. It was acquired through St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church in the summer of 1997. In the following years, the grounds were completly renovated and new construction was added. This blessed land will remain the Holy Virgin Mary Spiritual Vineyard until the Second Coming.

Timeline
1997    HVMSV was acquired during the summer
First liturgy held at the Vineyard honoring St. Mary's Feast
1998 Vineyard Cornerstone was consecrated in February during the first visit by H.H. Pope Shenouda III
1998 Initial renovations were completed that summer
The Vineyard was blessed by serving the NAACCS for the first time
Expansion of St. Mary's Church to include 2 new altars
St. Mary's Gazebo blessed by H.H. Pope Shenouda III
1999 Addition of St. Mina's dining hall
Creation of The "Way of the Cross"
2000 St. Athanasius Rectory & Altar, St. Dedimus the Blind Bookshop, The Seclusion Chambers & Holy Village were all completed
2002 Archangel Michael & St. Makarius The Great Tower completed
Hall of St. Theodorus & Pope Shenouda III was expanded and renovated
St. Moses the Black Chapel & St. Bishoy Recreation Center completed
2003 Archangel Michael altar completed
Bell Tower erected
2004 The Shrine of St. Antonious & St. Paula completed