Welcome to Holy Apostles Orthodox Church

 

Please note: this morning's services for the Annunciation begin at 8:40 AM, not 9:40 AM as stated in the calendar.

 

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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    Apr

    Sunday
    29 March
    St John Climacus
    9:40AM Hours and Divine Liturgy of St Basil
    Fast: wine & oil
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    Apr

    Monday
    30 March

    7:00PM Parish Council meeting

    Fast
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    Apr

    Wednesday
    1 April

    6:30PM Great Canon w/Life of St. Mary of Egypt

    Fast
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    Apr

    Thursday
    2 April
    7:00PM - 9:00PM Choir Rehearsal
    Fast
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    Apr

    Saturday
    4 April
    5:00PM Vigil & Confessions
    Fast: wine & oil
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    Apr

    Sunday
    5 April
    St Mary of Egypt
    9:40AM Hours and Divine Liturgy of St Basil
    Fast: wine & oil
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    Apr

    Wednesday
    8 April
    6:30PM Holy Unction for the Parish
    Fast
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    Apr

    Thursday
    9 April
    7:00PM - 9:00PM Choir Rehearsal
    Fast
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    Apr

    Friday
    10 April

    6:30PM Matins & 1st Hour

    Fast
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    Apr

    Saturday
    11 April
    LAZARUS SATURDAY

    8:40AM Hours & Divine Liturgy

    5:00PM All-Night Vigil
    Fast: wine & oil
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FROM THE RECTOR

Dear Family in God,

The Cross becomes the beauty of the world because on it, the beginning of the climactic acts of our salvation was wrought in the suffering and death of the Incarnate Son of God, the only capable person in the universe, our Lord Jesus Christ.  As we proceed to the three most sacred days at the end of this holy time, the Church calls on us to focus especially on the very wood, the physical substance of the Cross.  We are reminded of St. Helen's revelation of the true Cross when its wood is placed on a man's corpse who then directly rises from the dead.  God raises physical things of His creation to use for the sake of our everlasting life.  Oh the love of God!  Literally leaving no stone unturned.  "Who shall role us away the stone?", ask the women disciples attending on the Lord's person.  Who but the Lord Himself who made all rocks and trees, who made the Tree of Life in the paradise garden, who turned the instrument of horrible death into its precise opposite: the new Tree of Life!  Thus we hear again the phrase used for this third Lenten Sunday's observance: we rest under the shade of the Tree of our salvation.
 
At almost this same time this year, we again contemplate the Archangel Gabriel coming to the Mother of God to announce the tidings superlatively amazing even to himself.  "Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee.  Blessed art thou among women."  Striking and other-worldly is the messenger and his message.  Only in her innocence, kept pure by God Himself, can she so soon realize and accept the truth brought to her.  She views this as a continuance of her perfect obedience observed in her life up to this moment and can say, "Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it unto me according to thy word."  From just after being a little girl, she becomes the instrument, the means, of the Incarnation.  Because she is the Mother of the Incarnate God, she occupies to this very minute a place of greatest importance in the never-ending story of God's Son saving the world.  We in the Body of Christ are ever offered Him in the Body and Blood.  She as the throne of His person at His birth remains the help most near to Him in our efforts and movement toward the Heavenly kingdom.  This past Saturday, many of you were submitted in a list of names before the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Sign of the Mother of God in a sister parish in Texas.  Time and space are subject to our Lord and cannot impede the God-given power of His devoted servants in helping us, most especially thehelp of His most pure mother.  We come together Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning to physically express our oneness in the kingdom of heaven.
 
With love in our long-suffering and incarnate Lord God and Savior, 
Fr. George
Our Covid Restriction Policy

We have a small worship space with very limited accomodation.  Thus, if you have asked to come, and if the number for a given service is already full, you will not be permitted to attend.  This is a matter of great regret.  We possess a welcoming spirit and desire.  But, per our Bishop, we must follow local government rules.  This is our witness to our law-abiding nature as Christians.  We must protect our on-going worship life from intervention.  And we must protect our people from the potential for infection.  Please pray with us, and for the soon cessation of these plague-caused necessities.  If you may not attend services inside, you may follow the service on our live-streaming of them on our facebook page in your car.  If you have confessed and prepared, and this has been acknowledged by the clergy, when it is time for distribution of Holy Communion, you will be alerted and allowed in, observing social distancing.

 

General Fund Contributions

New Parish Hall Building Fund

 

Help us build our new Parish Hall, and move to our Chapel Campus!

Learn more here...

 

PALM SUNDAY BUILDING FUND MATCH!

GOAL: Raise $20,000

DEADLINE: April 25, 2021

Two anonymous contributors have gone in together to offer a $10,000 Building Fund match. All contributions to the Building Fund from now till Palm Sunday, up to $10,000, will be doubled. 

Help us quickly raise an additional $20,000 towards the building of our beautiful parish hall!

$7,737.00 raised of $10,000.00
78%

Watch our Video!

Building Fund Progress
We've raised
$123,547.20
Our Goal
$600,000.00

Holy Apostles Orthodox Church
Capital Campaign Pledge Form

The campaign runs through our Parish Feast in the Summer of 2022

Become a Sustaining Supporter,

Download the Pledge Form

 

 

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.