Visit of the Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian Iveron Icon
Fr. Christopher Johnson processes with the Hawaiian Iveron Icon
Fr. Christopher Johnson processes with the Hawaiian Iveron Icon
Fr. Christopher Johnson processes with the Hawaiian Iveron Icon

 

The visit of the Holy Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian Iveron Icon to Holy Apostles in Beltsville, Maryland

 

On Saturday, September 10, 2022, through timing arranged by God's gracious providence, our parish was thrice blessed. His Grace, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, was able to join us to celebrate a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in our chapel at Twin Chimneys Office Park, coinciding with the visit of the miraculous, myrrh-streaming, Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Mother of God, brought by her faithful caretaker and guardian, Father Deacon Nectarios. Following the Divine Liturgy, the Icon was taken to our Historic Chapel and Campus to bless the property. A few images are posted here.

This holy icon has been streaming fragrant myrrh for 15 years, and travels the world, blessing the faithful. We are deeply grateful for her visits to our mission parish!

You can view videos of this blessed visit on our Facebook page:

O most holy Theotokos, save us!


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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FROM THE RECTOR

Dear Family of the Parish of Holy Apostles,

The blessings of our God continue to pour out on us also in the prayers and the services of the Church, the near term of them shown below.

We are greatly gladdened and uplifted because Bishop Nicholas will join us to celebrate a heirarchical Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning, September 10th commemorating St. Moses the Ethiopian.  Fr. Deacon Nectarios Yangson will also grace us on that day with the wonder-working, Myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God of Iveron.  A great and unlooked for day of an outpouring of grace is shortly upon us.  Don't neglect this great spiritual opportunity.

9/10 - Saturday 9:00 AM - Greeting of the Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Mother of God - Hours & Hierarchical Divine Liturgy - Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan serving - St. Moses the Black

9/10 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
9/11 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – 13th Sunday after Pentecost - The Beheading of St. John the Baptist - Fast Day

9/12 - Monday 7:00 PM Parish Council via Zoom

9/14 - Wednesday 8:00 PM - “Why Are We Reading That?” - led by Fr. Dcn. Christopher Capp, looking at the bible readings and hymns of the Great Feasts

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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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St Romanos the Melodist Society

 

The St. Romanos the Melodist Society produces and publishes English language music of the Russian Orthodox Church.

 

The St. Romanos website is the online extension of A Church Singer's Companion, a project started in 1998 with the blessing of Metropolitan (then Archbishop) Laurus. Inspired by the Russian Sputnik Psalomshchika, the Companion is envisioned to contain the music necessary for every service a parish choir might need to sing, while staying simple enough so that any parish choir can sing it.

The St. Romanos Society produces music in both printed and recorded formats, and conducts seminars and workshops on the proper performance of that music. The Society is a sodality of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, Beltsville, Maryland.

To get started looking at music, proceed to the Church Singer's Companion and begin familiarizing yourself with the content. You'll find there are a few more challenging settings mixed in, marked “difficult” or “very difficult”. Audio or video examples accompany some of the music. In addition, the Introduction provides valuable advice about proper church singing and related topics.

Detailed Reviews and Endorsements by clergy and choral professionals are provided for your consideration.