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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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.
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.
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
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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.
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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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