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 Parishioners and Friends,
This weekend we celebrate our parish feast of the Synaxis of the Holy Apostles. We remember first among them Sts. Peter and Paul, chief among the apostles; St. Peter is noted especially as the apostle to the Jewish people and St. Paul to the gentiles. They together with the rest ot the Apostles teach all the same thing: Christ is come in the flesh, God incarnate, to save the human race. This is an especially important thing to remember in the face of today's fierce challenges to that faith from many quarters. We thank the Lord that we are able to still worship according to what has been handed down to us without change.
This weekend it is projected to be simply much too hot, hotter than the previous three weeks. In the future, if the temperature is projected to be above 85 degrees and the heat index over 90, the Divine Liturgy will be held at the office park, with the current limit of 25 people inside.. This past weekend, matushka and I were driven to complete exhaustion. She is still recovering from the effects of being overheated. Others as well have suffered the effects of the extreme heat.
We welcome to preside at our Sunday Divine Liturgy Metropolitan Jonah. It has been some years since last we prayed together with him and we eagerly look forward to being with him.
Since we will be celebrating inside, we must remember our rules. People over 9 years old must wear a mask. In reverencing icons we may not kiss them. In taking clergy blessings we also may not kiss their hands. We must do our best to keep our individual selves or household group at least 6 feet from the next individual or household group. We will receive Holy Communion from the chalice by the spoon, since we know that it is impossible for disease to be conveyed by these means. This is not idle superstition but arises from long experience, especially of clergy taking Communion to the sick.
If we have reached our internal limit of 25 (and we have, this weekend) and you are thus with us, but outside, please attend on the service via live stream from the Holy Apostles Facebook page. If you are outside, when it comes time to commune you will be notified.
Confession before communion is being heard out of doors throughout the evening vigil service this evening, and before the Divine Liturgy tomorrow morning, or you may telephone myself or Fr. Christopher. As before, absolution will be pronounced in general rite before Holy Communion.
I hope to see as many of you there as can come.
With love in the Lord,
God-willing, we will live-stream the Divine Services from our parish Facebook page:
7/11 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
7/17 - Friday 7:00 PM - Moleben (prayer service) to the Royal Martyrs of Russia - cancelled
7/18 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil - at Office Park
7/20 - Monday 7:00 PM Parish Council Meeting
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!"
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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.
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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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