Lenten Match Fundraiser
Help support our Capital Campaign for our Parish Hall Building Project!
From now through Palm Sunday (April 21), every dollar donated will be matched, up to $5000, which means we can raise $10,000 in a very short time! Learn more here...
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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.
Architect Andrew Gould delivered a beautiful watercolor of his concept for our New Parish Hall, just in time for us to display at our Capital Fundraising Launch Event June 10. See more of Andrew's architectural drawings for the new parish hall, and watch our two-part video of his talk with the parish in October 2017, where he discusses his vision for our new campus, through designs integrated with the style of our historic Chapel.
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Watch the video below of our Parish Hall Building Project Update - On February 17, 2019, after Divine Liturgy, Mariya Petrenko shared the report on the building of our parish hall. Learn more here...
Parish Hall Fundraising - At a Glance
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4/20 – Saturday 5:00 PM All-Night Vigil
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE:
4/21– Sunday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour – Bridegroom Service for Great & Holy Monday
4/22 – Monday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour – Bridegroom Service for Great & Holy Tuesday
4/23 – Tuesday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour – Bridegroom Service for Great & Holy Wednesday
4/24 – Wednesday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour
4/25 – Thursday 8:40 AM Hours, Vespers and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil for Great & Holy Thursday – Traditional time for all the faithful 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
4/25 – 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
4/26 – Friday 9:00 AM Royal Hours of Great & Holy Friday — Set up and decoration of the table to hold the Epitaphion of the Lord is completed after the Royal Hours
4/26 – 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
4/26 – Friday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour of Great & Holy Saturday – Lamentations & Procession with the Epitaphion of Christ – The procession circumnavigates the building that holds our church following the Epitaphion (Plaschinitza), the image of the Lord’s life-giving tomb
4/27 – 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, Reader Nicholas Baumann
4/27 – 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 choir director, Reader Nicholas Baumann
Paschal foods will be blessed before the Midnight Office, and, if needed, after the Paschal Liturgy.
4/27 – Saturday 11:30 PM Midnight Office for Holy & Great Saturday
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Join us on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM for a special prayer service (moleben) and akathist to our patron saints, the Lord's Holy Apostles. We will pray for the intercessions of the Holy Apostles, the beautiful feet of the gospel, to build their church, and ours, in Beltsville!
We continue to be inspired by the visitation of the Holy Hawaiian Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Mother of God on Saturday, 9/9. Please keep the Icon's devoted steward, Subdeacon Nectary, always in your prayers for his continued strength.
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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