Welcome to Holy Apostles Orthodox Church

 

Holy Apostles Orthodox Church is a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR), 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. In 2009 we were gifted a beautiful, historic chapel and two-acre campus by the Christian Brothers. Our vision is to establish the parish in its new home, from where the parish can continue to thrive and grow as a living icon of Orthodox missions in America.

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    Sunday
    11 January
    9:40AM Hours and Divine Liturgy
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    Saturday
    17 January
    St. Anthony the Great
    5:00PM Vigil & Confessions
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    Sunday
    18 January
    9:40AM Hours and Divine Liturgy
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    Saturday
    24 January
    5:00PM Vigil & Confessions
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    Sunday
    25 January
    9:40AM Hours and Divine Liturgy
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    Saturday
    31 January
    5:00PM Vigil & Confessions
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    Sunday
    1 February
    9:40AM Hours and Divine Liturgy
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    Saturday
    7 February
    5:00PM Vigil & Confessions
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    Sunday
    8 February
    9:40AM Hours and Divine Liturgy
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Covid Policy and This Week's Word in Season

Our Covid Restriction Policy

We have a small worship space with very limited accomodation.  Thus, if you have asked to come, and if the number for a given service is already full, you will not be permitted to attend.  This is a matter of great regret.  We possess a welcoming spirit and desire.  But, per our Bishop, we must follow local government rules.  This is our witness to our law-abiding nature as Christians.  We must protect our on-going worship life from intervention.  And we must protect our people from the potential for infection.  Please pray with us, and for the soon cessation of these plague-caused necessities.  If you may not attend services inside, you may follow the service on our live-streaming of them on our facebook page in your car.  If you have confessed and prepared, and this has been acknowledged by the clergy, when it is time for distribution of Holy Communion, you will be alerted and allowed in, observiing social distancing.

This Week's Word in Season

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

Since my own COVID diagnosis and the consequesnt exposure of my son and assistant priest, Fr. Christopher, we hae been forced to curtail our service schedule throgu at least Sunday 1/24.  We hope to have the Parish Annual meeting on 2/7, and given the normal course of quarantine and my own progress, we may still hope for that date. The meeting will take place in person at the office pak=rk church agter Divine Liturgy at about 1 PM.  Participation and voting will be liited to those pedging members 21 years of age and older who have been memebers since at least 8/7/2020.  let's keep each other in our prayers.  Those who feelin any way indis[posed or fear they may have been exosed, PLEASE take the COVID test immediately.

With love in our Incarnate Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ,

Father George

$5K Matching Grant Reached!
Our Parish Family, at our future permanent home, in front of our historic St Joseph Chapel!
Our Parish Family, at our future permanent home, in front of our historic St Joseph Chapel!
Our Parish Family, at our future permanent home, in front of our historic St Joseph Chapel!

 

Announcement: We reached the match goal, with $61 to spare.  We have raised $10,061!  Glory to God!  We are on the road to the $500,000 needed to begin building our parish hall.

Thank you to all who have so generously contributed towards the match.
Thank God for His mercy towards us.
 
We invite you to join our Capital Campaign, which runs through Summer 2022. Full information and Capital Campaign Pledge Form are available here.  
 
To help get the word out to a wider audience, we are hiring the services of Fr. John Parsells to produce a video for our parish, as part of the kickoff for this next phase. Visit Orthodox360 to see examples of the superb videos his company produces.
 
You can contribute at any time using the PayPal buttons on our website, or you can mail a check to Holy Apostles at PO Box 594, Beltsville, MD 20705.  
 
Learn more about our historic St Joseph's Chapel and our Parish Hall Building Project here.
 
God bless us, every one.
 
Love in Christ,
Father George
EPISTLE BOOK, published by Holy Apostles Orthodox Church

NEW for 2020! 

The only Orthodox Epistle Book using the KJV text. Includes the Acts and the Epistles, arranged for liturgical use according to Russian Orthodox practice. An appendix features all relevant prokeimena and readings for the whole year. Rubrics, introductory notes and monthly calendar for the Church Year are also included. Hardbound with full color dust cover, 632 pages. Published by Holy Apostles Orthodox Church and St Polycarp Press.

Full info and links to order on this special page.