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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's Watercolor

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.


Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

Visit and subscribe to our YouTube Channel, with dozens of inspiring and educational videos of the life of our parish, including in-depth updates on our Parish Hall Building Project and the Historic Chapel Restoration.


Sunday School Curriculum

New on our website is a four part video-series on our Sunday School curriculum for our children — This presentation by Matushka Jo Anna Mary Capp provides a hands-on introduction to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, implemented in an Orthodox setting.   Watch the videos and learn more here...


Parish Life via Facebook

 

Keep up with all our parish happenings also via Facebook! Most photos and events in the life of the parish are shared on our Facebook page, with highlights featured in our Photo & Video Gallery.

 

We invite you to follow us on Facebook!

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,
Fr. George
Upcoming Dates

God-willing, we will live-stream the Divine Services from our parish Facebook page:

7/11 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
7/12 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy - 5th Sunday after Pentecost - Holy Apostles Peter and Paul - the Parish Feast - God willing, Metropolitan Jonah will serve with us

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
7/19 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy - 6th Sunday after Pentecost - St. Sisoes the Great - After Liturgy a Moleben to the Royal Martyrs

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!"


Parish Hall Fundraising - At a Glance
  • Parish Hall Capital Campaign passes $100,000. Learn more and submit your pledge here.
  • Legal and Civil Engineering firms secured; their goal is to have site development and permits completed by end of next year, to enable groundbreaking & construction to begin.
  • On October 11, 2018, through a great miracle, we reached our initial goal: $50,000!
  • Contribute Now - Use the PayPal Donate button (below) to help support our Capital Fundraising Drive. 
  • Get the Backstory - Learn more about our new Parish Home, our architect, and our building project, plus detailed news and updates...
Use Secure PayPal service to donate online

Parish Calendar with Smartphone Sync
(Printing Instructions)

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

Posted at the start of each week, our Announcements enable you to keep up with current Holy Apostles parish news in real time. Includes each Sunday's announcements, plus important news on parsh life, our building fund progress, and service opportunities. Proceed to our Announcements page...


Photo and Video Gallery

 

Get a feel for life in our growing parish through our Photo & Video Gallery, with archives stretching back to 2001! And come and see us in person! We'd love to meet you...

Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Theotokos
Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Theotokos
Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Theotokos
The Holy Icon, streaming fragrant myrrh
The Holy Icon, streaming fragrant myrrh
The Holy Icon, streaming fragrant myrrh
Visitation to Holy Apostles
Visitation to Holy Apostles
Visitation to Holy Apostles

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.

Read about the miraculous healing of Subdeacon Nectarios...

 

Our 15th anniversary parish feast
Our 15th anniversary parish feast
Our 15th anniversary parish feast
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...

We have a flyer available for you to hand out or post on bulletin boards, regarding our mission parish.  One is available here, in PDF format.  Please invite a friend to come visit our church.  We want to fill our church!
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