Welcome to Holy Apostles Orthodox Church

 

Holy Apostles Orthodox Church is a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR), Eastern American Diocese, 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.


Watch our Visual History of our Historic Chapel and Parish Hall

UPDATED FOR 2024! In 2009 our parish was gifted an historic chapel surrounded by two acres of beautiful land. Since then we have been restoring the chapel, and planning the construction of the new parish hall, which would enable us to move from our current location at Twin Chimneys Office Park.

We are approaching the groundbreaking for construction of the new Parish Hall. The visual history below tells our story.

Hover over images to pause the presentation.  Use right and left arrows to navigate forwards or back.

Clicking on an image opens the presentation in gallery view, with the ability to play the slide show, or view individual slides.

 

Learn more here, and help us build our new Parish Hall, and move to our Historic Chapel Campus!


Views of Parish Life at Holy Apostles
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FROM THE RECTOR

Dear Family of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church and Friends,

Upon the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, Christians in all ages have received the commission given to the Apostles at that time.  We are to tell the nations of our life in Christ.  We start with our immediate connection.  In some cases this is of course a challenge if belief is resisted.  We thus resort to intensified prayer, for the strength of which we call upon the Holy Spirit.  We start noe and never cease.
 
With love in our triumphant Lord and Savior in His sending the Comforter,
Fr. George

Now and Upcoming Shortly:

07/06 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
07/07 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy - 2nd Sunday after Pentecost - the Nativity of St. John the Baptist

07/08 - Monday 7:00 PM Parish Council Meeting via Zoom

07/11 - Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

07/12 – Friday 6:30 PM Evening Vigil
07/13 – Saturday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy - the Synaxis of the Holy Apostles - the Parish Feast followed by a Festal Meal

07/14 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy –the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost - All Saints of North America

07/18 - Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

07/20 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
07/21 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – the 4th Sunday after Pentecost - the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God

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Become a Church Builder!

 

From 'St John of Shanghai and San Francisco, Zealous Builder of Churches'

Everywhere he went he either oversaw the building of churches or supported the same with his attention and prayers... He wrote about the godly work of building churches: 

"In building churches here on earth, we create for ourselves eternal habitations in heaven."

 

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General Fund Contributions

Historic Chapel Restoration

Since 2009 we have been restoring our beautiful chapel, gifted to our parish that year by the Christian Brothers.

To date, we have received and administered grants of approximately $400,000 so far, and continue to apply for the grants as they become available.



View Our Visual History

A Digital Slide Show

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Building Project Report

 

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Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, in Beltsville, Maryland, is a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR), Eastern American Diocese, 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.


EPISTLE BOOK, published by Holy Apostles Orthodox Church

 

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.


St Romanos the Melodist Society

 

The St. Romanos the Melodist Society produces and publishes English language music of the Russian Orthodox Church.

 

The St. Romanos website is the online extension of A Church Singer's Companion, a project started in 1998 with the blessing of Metropolitan (then Archbishop) Laurus. Inspired by the Russian Sputnik Psalomshchika, the Companion is envisioned to contain the music necessary for every service a parish choir might need to sing, while staying simple enough so that any parish choir can sing it.

The St. Romanos Society produces music in both printed and recorded formats, and conducts seminars and workshops on the proper performance of that music. The Society is a sodality of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, Beltsville, Maryland.

To get started looking at music, proceed to the Church Singer's Companion and begin familiarizing yourself with the content. You'll find there are a few more challenging settings mixed in, marked “difficult” or “very difficult”. Audio or video examples accompany some of the music. In addition, the Introduction provides valuable advice about proper church singing and related topics.

Detailed Reviews and Endorsements by clergy and choral professionals are provided for your consideration.