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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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Sunday School Curriculum
$5000 Matching Grant Fundraiser surpasses goal early!
Announcement: We reached the match goal, with $61 to spare. We have raised $10,061! Glory to God! We are on the road to the $500,000 needed to begin building our parish hall.
Thank you to all who have so generously contributed towards the match.
Thank God for His mercy towards us.
We invite you to join our Capital Campaign, which runs through Summer 2022. Full information and Capital Campaign Pledge Form are available here.
To help get the word out to a wider audience, we are hiring the services of Fr. John Parsells to produce a video for our parish, as part of the kickoff for this next phase. Visit Orthodox360 to see examples of the superb videos his company produces.
You can contribute at any time using the PayPal buttons on our website, or you can mail a check to Holy Apostles at PO Box 594, Beltsville, MD 20705.
Learn more about our historic St Joseph's Chapel and our Parish Hall Building Project here.
God bless us, every one.
Love in Christ,
This Week's Message
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
Thanks be to God for his mercy and grace in enabling us to fulfill our matching grant and gain $10,000 toward our parish hall building capital campaign. Let us be inspired to increase both our giving and our prayer to bring closer the day when our worship is altogether on our God-given property.
We worship again in tomorrow's crisp autumn morning out of doors! It is likely to be brisk at the start, so layer up accordingly.
We welcome our brother, Father John Parcells, and his family visiting with us this weekend. Father is the pastor of Christ the Savior Orthodox Church (OCA) in Berlin, MD, near Ocean City. Besides being a parish priest, Father is the originator of "Orthodox Web Solutions" and is our parish web site manager, and so for a good number of parishes and dioceses. His yet fuller activity is as a videographer within his company "Orthodox 360." In this capacity, he is here to create a video to help us promote our life and capital campaign desire to a larger world to enhance our ability to make our building program a reality. His daughter Ella and he will be hovering about our services recording a great deal. All this will be winnowed down into a short movie of about 10 minutes. Greet him and his with a warm welcome.
Sunday is Theodosius Santalov's last day with us for a while. In his training time at nearby Fort Meade he has been able to join and worship with us on a biweekly basis, and, in true missionary spirit, he has witnessed to other young soldiers to "come and see." He will now be posted to Germany where there are numerous Russian churches where we pray he finds a parish home in his time there. God keep you and remain with you, and us in spirit, dear Theodosius.
God-willing, we will continue to live-stream the Divine Services from our parish Facebook page:
10/17 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
10/22 - Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal
10/24 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
10/29 - Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal
10/31 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
11/5 - Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal
11/6 – Friday 6:30 PM Matins and 1st Hour for the Departed
11/7 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
Parish Hall Fundraising - At a Glance
Parish Calendar with Smartphone Sync
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
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.
Come and see...