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.
Holy Apostles preps for onstruction of New Parish Hall — Let's Build the Church!
$27,000 Groundbreaking Matching Grant will run from June 3 through July 16, aims to raise over $54,000 to begin construction.
Holy Apostles Orthodox Church has announced a $27K Groundbreaking Match. The new fundraiser opens on Pentecost, and closes on the Feast of the 12 Apostles, aiming to raise over $54,000 towards the official groundbreaking and beginning of construction of Holy Apostles' new Parish Hall, to be located on the beautiful, wooded campus of our historic chapel, which has been under renovation since 2009.
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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.
Learn more here, and help us build our new Parish Hall, and move to our Historic Chapel Campus!
Dear Family of the Parish of Holy Apostles,
We come to the great feast of Pentecost, the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Holy Apostles in tongues of fire. Immediately, the initial inspiration is to spread the Gospel of Christ throughout the known world. This is made possible because all the known languages are represented in the assembling together for the Israelite feast of Pentecost. Those not graced to receive the Gospel from the divine lips of the Lord were now hearing it in their own language from the mouths of Galilean working men; fishermen, plain folk, neither intellectuals nor philosophers. This is no disparagement to education, as witness the overwhelming contribution of the Holy Aposlte Paul. We but say that God the Holy Spirit uses the tools at hand, He uses anything and anyone to indicate the penetrating presence of the Divine. Our own part in the Body of Christ is sure proof that neither time nor distance mean anything to impede or prevent the purposes of God. Nothing about our life or our near ancestors were in the ancient knolwdge horizon, Yet here we are, devoted parts of that same Church founded by our Lord against which the gates of hell shall not prevail.
However great our gratitude, we can never fully appreciate the glory and abundance of the gifts of the Spirit. Predominant in our ongoing Church life ia the grace in the ability to call down the Holy Spirit upon the elements of bread and wine to become the Body and Blood of Christ. We are thus divinely sustained under that promise made in the Lord's Supper before His Passion. In so many ways are we sustained, encouraged and edified. The prsence of our Lord's most pure Mother, the ever-virgin Mary, the Theotokos in innumerable ways has never ceased.
We were greaty graced by her through the wonder-working, myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon of Hawaii in her appearance on Tuesday, May 23rd. Subdeacon Procopios Zananiri came then, driven by our friend Reader Christopher Lasek, assigned to travel with the icon to various locations for veneration in our Capitol Deanery. We served a prayer service and the akathist of St. Romanos the Melodist before the icon, beseeching her to pray to her Son and our God for mercy and blessing upon us and upon our enhancement of God's gift of our precious property. Both at our current location and at our chapel property and future parish location, she streamed copious amounts of fragrant myrrh to an uncontainable degree. We could but bow and weep in gratitude at the fullness of her God-given grace literally flowing toward us. O Most Holy Theotokos, save us!
Such grace cries out for us to grow in humilty, devotion, in holiness. O gracious Lord, grant ot.
With love in our Lord,
6/1 - Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal
6/2 - Friday 6:30 PM Memorial Service for All the Faithful Departed
6/3 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
6/4– Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy followed by Vespers with Kneeling Prayers – Pentecost - the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles - One if the 12 Great Feasts of the Church
Monday 6/5 through Friday 6/9 is a fast-free week
6/8 - Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal
6/10 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
6/11 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – 1st Sunday after Pentecost - the Sunday of All Saints
The Apostles Fast begins Monday, 6/12 and continues until our parish feast, 7/12-7/13
6/13 - Tuesday 7:00 PM Parish Council Meeting via Zoom
Help us build our new Parish Hall,
and move to our historic Chapel Campus!
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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."