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.


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,

 
Christ is Risen!  Truly He is Risen!
 
We exist in our Orthodox Christian life by the power of Christ's Resurrection.  The Holy Church, His Body, thus celebrates with utmost rejoicing and solemnity what we are pleased to call the Feast of Feasts. All of Christ's acts in His incarnation brings us to this point.  Our first greeting to one another is the proclamation of this, the triumph of our salvation.  Let us not stint in our joyfulness for the whole 40 days when we look up with the Holy Apostles at his rising to heaven inthe Ascension.
 
With love in our triumphant risen Lord and Savior,
Fr. George

Now and Upcoming Shortly:

05/04 – Saturday 11:30 PM Midnight Office for Holy & Great Saturday
05/05 – 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, sampling the blessed eggs and other feasting foods we have brought

05/05 – Sunday 2:30 PM Paschal Vespers followed by a festive reception and pot luck meal at St. John’s Episcopal Church parish hall  All are invited to attend – All are also welcome to bring a dish for all to share – Add your contribution to the sign up sheet and coordinate with Vera Muller, head of the meal team for this Sunday - Hymnody for St. George included

05/11 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
05/12– Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – “Antipascha” - St. Thomas Sunday

05/13 - Monday 7:00 PM Parish Council Meeting via Zoom

05/16 - Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

05/18 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
05/19 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – Third Sunday of Pascha - The Holy Myrrh Bearers

05/23 - Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

05/25 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
05/26 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy - Fourth Sunday of Pascha - The Sunday of the Paralytic

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Watch our Video!

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."

 

Read the full article here...

Become a Church Builder!
Become a Church Builder!
Become a Church Builder!

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

and

Building Project Report

 

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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.