Visit of the Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian Iveron Icon
Fr. Christopher Johnson processes with the Hawaiian Iveron Icon
Fr. Christopher Johnson processes with the Hawaiian Iveron Icon
Fr. Christopher Johnson processes with the Hawaiian Iveron Icon


The visit of the Holy Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian Iveron Icon to Holy Apostles in Beltsville, Maryland


On Saturday, September 10, 2022, through timing arranged by God's gracious providence, our parish was thrice blessed. His Grace, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, was able to join us to celebrate a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in our chapel at Twin Chimneys Office Park, coinciding with the visit of the miraculous, myrrh-streaming, Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Mother of God, brought by her faithful caretaker and guardian, Father Deacon Nectarios. Following the Divine Liturgy, the Icon was taken to our Historic Chapel and Campus to bless the property. A few images are posted here.

This holy icon has been streaming fragrant myrrh for 15 years, and travels the world, blessing the faithful. We are deeply grateful for her visits to our mission parish!

You can view videos of this blessed visit on our Facebook page:

O most holy Theotokos, save us!

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.


Dear Family of the Parish of Holy Apostles,

Thanks be to God for the upraised hands to God on behalf of our families.  We Johnsons are all on the mend and hope to resume normal parish activity together with you this coming weekend.

We have output in 2 big binders the documentation of our parish hall design application.  Please take advantage of their availability to have a good look at the progress we are making in our property development. Because of the density of the project data, a representative of the proect team has created a short explanatory synopsis more in line with mercy to the non-professional.

This coming Tuesday evening the 29th at 7 PM, we will be greatly graced with the presence of the Kursk Root Icon of the Sign of the MOther of Gpd.  This wonder-working object has stood for the protection of our ROCOR Church for the whole of her existance as well as protected the Russian Church and people for over 7 centuries.  Our supplicatory akathist will be before her holy icon.  Please take advantage and being all to her presence.

Father Deacon Christopher will trake advantage of the release of Wednesday evening to present a new episode of "Why are we reading that?", his exporation and exposition of the many readings that adorn are festal services.

As always, we should continue to pray for each other on a daily basis in support of our life's way to salvation.

With love in our Lord,
Fr. George

Upcoming shortly:

Thanksgiving Day - No Choir Rehearsal

11/26 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
11/27 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – 24th Sunday after Pentecost - Holy Apostle Philip

11/28 Monday we begin the fast for Holy Nativity

11/29 - Tuesday 7:00 PM -  Akathist before the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God on behalf of the needs of the parish

11/30 - Wednesday 8:00 PM - “Why Are We Reading That?” - led by Fr. Dcn. Christopher Capp, looking at the bible readings and hymns of the Great Feasts

12/1 - Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

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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.

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.