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.
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Watch the video below of our Building Fund Launch - Our June 10, 2018 Fundraising Launch Event was a solid success, with a packed church, many guests, and an engaging talk by Frederica Mathewes-Green (see below). This kicked off our fundraising drive to raise $50,000 in Architects' Fees to begin our Parish Hall Building Project. Learn more here...
The Nativity Fast is in progress - check your calendars for conditions
12/10 - Monday 7 PM Parish Council Meeting
12/12 - Wednesday 7:00 PM Prayer Service (Moleben) with the Akathist to the Holy Apostles
12/13 - Thursday 7 to 9 PM Choir Rehearsal
12/15 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
12/18 - Tuesday 6:30 PM Evening Vigil
12/20 - Thursday 7 to 9 PM Choir Rehearsal
Visit our Service and Events Schedule Page for more info and looking ahead beyond the weekly schedule...
Read our Announcements for a quick update on the life of the parish; updated weekly. Distributed in print form on Sundays.
Parish Hall Fundraising - At a Glance
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Parish Calendar with Smartphone Sync
Our schedule is now available through a pop-up, printable calendar, which syncs with one click to Apple iCal (Mac or iOS) and Google Calendar. Have our full schedule integrated with your smartphone, tablet and PC, and you can always view, print, copy and save our Service and Event Schedule in List View.
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.
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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