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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's Watercolor

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.


Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

Visit and subscribe to our YouTube Channel, with dozens of inspiring and educational videos of the life of our parish, including in-depth updates on our Parish Hall Building Project and the Historic Chapel Restoration.


Sunday School Curriculum

New on our website is a four part video-series on our Sunday School curriculum for our children — This presentation by Matushka Jo Anna Mary Capp provides a hands-on introduction to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, implemented in an Orthodox setting.   Watch the videos and learn more here...


Parish Life via Facebook

 

Keep up with all our parish happenings also via Facebook! Most photos and events in the life of the parish are shared on our Facebook page, with highlights featured in our Photo & Video Gallery.

 

We invite you to follow us on Facebook!

Divine Liturgy at our historic property on Sunday, July 5th, 2020
Dear beloved parish family,
 
We can't wait to see our parish family yet again at our historic property!  This Sunday's outdoor Liturgy will be our third Divine Liturgy outdoors at our historic property.
 
Please bring chairs to the outdoor Divine Liturgy this Sunday, if you have any.  Also bring water, or even better ice water, to drink after Holy Communion.  If you would like a bag lunch, bring that too.  We may have snacks this week, and starting for our parish feast next week, hopefully a signup for snacks.
 
You might also want to bring a tarp, picnic blanket, beach towel, or something to put on the ground to sit on if you don't have a chair.  And a canopy or beach umbrella.  We have a very few chairs but don't count on that. Please ensure that yourself or your houehold group are set up at least six feet from the next individual or houshold group.  Masks are not required outside but please wear one if it makes you more comfortable.
 
The address is 6011 Ammendale Road, Beltsville, MD 20705.  Turn into the driveway there, and wind around to the back, and you will see the wooden Russian Cross,  Our chapel is there.  We will be having the Hours & Liturgy outside.  There is a portapotty on the property with hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes.  PLEASE USE THEM.  Holy Communion will be given in the normal, age-old manner.  We ask that you not kiss the icon or the priest's hand or the cross.  What applies to Holy Communion does not apply to anything else.  
 
In Christ,
Father George
Upcoming Dates

God-willing, we will live-stream the Divine Services from our parish Facebook page:

7/4 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil, at the Office park location.  Our statutory limit has increased to 25.  Please contact us to attend.  You will not be allowed in if we have reached our limit.  Confessions will be conducted out side on the sidewalk and lawn during the service.  Calling one of the priests eralier would be easier all around.
7/5 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy at out historic property - 4th Sunday after Pentecost - Hieromartyr Eusebius of Samosata.  No signup is needed - we can have up to 250 people at this outdoor Divine Service.

The Apostles Fast began on Monday the 15th of June, and continues through Saturday July 11th

All services will be live-streamed.  Let us join our prayers together as fervently as we are able.  "God is the Lord and hath appeared unto us!"


Parish Hall Fundraising - At a Glance
  • Parish Hall Capital Campaign passes $100,000. Learn more and submit your pledge here.
  • Legal and Civil Engineering firms secured; their goal is to have site development and permits completed by end of next year, to enable groundbreaking & construction to begin.
  • On October 11, 2018, through a great miracle, we reached our initial goal: $50,000!
  • Contribute Now - Use the PayPal Donate button (below) to help support our Capital Fundraising Drive. 
  • Get the Backstory - Learn more about our new Parish Home, our architect, and our building project, plus detailed news and updates...
Use Secure PayPal service to donate online

Parish Calendar with Smartphone Sync
(Printing Instructions)

Sync your  smartphone, tablet and PC to our parish calendar with one click. Supports Apple iCal (Mac or iOS) and Google Calendar. Or, view, print, copy and save our Service and Event Schedule in List View.


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.


Weekly Parish Announcements

Posted at the start of each week, our Announcements enable you to keep up with current Holy Apostles parish news in real time. Includes each Sunday's announcements, plus important news on parsh life, our building fund progress, and service opportunities. Proceed to our Announcements page...


Photo and Video Gallery

 

Get a feel for life in our growing parish through our Photo & Video Gallery, with archives stretching back to 2001! And come and see us in person! We'd love to meet you...

Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Theotokos
Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Theotokos
Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Theotokos
The Holy Icon, streaming fragrant myrrh
The Holy Icon, streaming fragrant myrrh
The Holy Icon, streaming fragrant myrrh
Visitation to Holy Apostles
Visitation to Holy Apostles
Visitation to Holy Apostles

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.

Read about the miraculous healing of Subdeacon Nectarios...

 

Our 15th anniversary parish feast
Our 15th anniversary parish feast
Our 15th anniversary parish feast
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.
Come and see...

We have a flyer available for you to hand out or post on bulletin boards, regarding our mission parish.  One is available here, in PDF format.  Please invite a friend to come visit our church.  We want to fill our church!
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