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Orthodox Christianity: Founded 33 AD
Two thousand years ago, after receiving the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the apostles of Christ went out from their native Israel to bring the Christian Faith to all the far reaches of the world. The ancient Christian Faith, founded so long ago, remains unchanged today and is found in the Orthodox Church. Holy Apostles Orthodox Church was founded with the purpose of bringing the Gospel and Divine Services of the Russian Orthodox Church to the people of America in the English language. We invite you to come to any of the Divine Services or events at our mission church.

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Our beautiful church - our future parish home
Our beautiful church - our future parish home
Our beautiful church - our future parish home
The sun setting over the Cross at the border of our property
The sun setting over the Cross at the border of our property
The sun setting over the Cross at the border of our property
Christian men working.
Christian men working.
Christian men working.

The Great Fast began March 3rd; – Consult your calendars for the rule of the great fast for each day, also consult with one of the priests

4/16 – Wednesday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour

4/17 – Thursday 8:40 AM Hours, Vespers and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil for Great & Holy Thursday – Traditional time for all to participate in the Holy Mysteries – All read the final preparation prayers together immediately before reception – Anyone who has prepared (by repentance and confession) and received the Holy Mysteries today may continue to receive through Pascha without repeating confession.  After the Liturgy we will have a potluck agape meal.  Please bring a dish to share.

4/17 – Thursday 6:30 PM Matins for Holy & Great Friday – the Reading of the Twelve Passion Gospels – At the end, the faithful take home their lighted candles and make the sign of the Cross in the center of every doorway in the house – The table to hold the Epitaphion is set in place and decorated after this service

4/18 – Friday 9:00 AM Royal Hours of Great & Holy Friday

4/18 – Friday 1:00 PM Vespers of Great & Holy Friday – the Veneration of the Tomb of Christ, represented by the Epitaphion – The image of the tomb of the Lord is brought out from the altar for veneration – There is no Divine Liturgy today – The faithful fast before the veneration as if in preparation for receiving the Holy Mysteries

4/18 – Friday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour of Great & Holy Saturday – Lamentations & Procession with the Epitaphion of Christ – The procession circumnavigates once the building that holds our church following the image of his life-giving tomb

4/19 – Saturday 8:40 AM Hours, Vespers & Divine Liturgy of St. Basil for Great & Holy Saturday – There are many scripture readings during this service – if you wish to take part, speak with the Choir Director, Nicholas Baumann

4/19 – Saturday 10:30 PM Reading of the Acts of the Apostles – The custom is to read the Acts in as many languages as possible – If you wish to take part, please contact the coordinator, Cyril Shillenn

Paschal foods will be blessed before the Midnight Office, and again after the Paschal Liturgy.

4/19 – Saturday 11:30 PM Midnight Office for Holy & Great Saturday

4/20 – Sunday 12:00 AM Matins, Hours & Divine Liturgy – the Bright & Glorious Resurrection of Christ – Holy Pascha – Paschal Matins begins with the procession three times around the building and the proclamation of “Christ is Risen!” – We break the Lenten fast at the church directly after Divine Liturgy, consuming the blessed eggs and other feasting foods we have brought

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

Христос Воскресе! Воистину Воскресе!

Χριστός Ανέστη! Αληθώς Ανέστη!

4/20 – Sunday 1:00 PM Paschal Vespers

4/20 – Sunday after Vespers, beginning about 2:00 PM, a festive reception and pot luck meal at the Rectory – All are invited to attend – All are also welcome to bring a dish for all to share – Add you contribution to the sign up sheet and coordinate with Matushka Deborah Johnson



Invite Visitors!

We have a flyer available for you to hand out or post on bulletin boards, regarding our mission parish.  One is available here, in PDF format.  Please invite a friend to come visit our church.  We want to fill our church!
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