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.

$27,000 Groundbreaking Match Launches June 3


Holy Apostles preps for onstruction of New Parish Hall — Let's Build the Church!


$27,000 Groundbreaking Matching Grant will run from June 3 through July 16, aims to raise over $54,000 to begin construction.

Holy Apostles Orthodox Church has announced a $27K Groundbreaking Match. The new fundraiser opens on Pentecost, and closes on the Feast of the 12 Apostles, aiming to raise over $54,000 towards the official groundbreaking and beginning of construction of Holy Apostles' new Parish Hall, to be located on the beautiful, wooded campus of our historic chapel, which has been under renovation since 2009.

Learn more and Donate using the buttons here or on our New Parish Hall page.

Watch our Visual History of our Historic Chapel and Parish Hall

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New Parish Hall - Architect's rendering
New Parish Hall - Architect's rendering

In 2009 our parish was gifted an historic chapel surrounded by two acres of beautiful land. Since then we have been restoring the chapel, and planning the construction of the new parish hall, which would enable us to move from our current location at Twin Chimneys Office Park.

We are approaching the groundbreaking for construction of the new Parish Hall.

Learn more here, and help us build our new Parish Hall, and move to our Historic Chapel Campus!

Views of Parish Life at Holy Apostles
Learn about the Hawaiian Iveron Icon
Learn about the Hawaiian Iveron Icon

Dear Family of the Parish of Holy Apostles,

We come to the great feast of Pentecost, the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Holy Apostles in tongues of fire.  Immediately, the initial inspiration is to spread the Gospel of Christ throughout the known world.  This is made possible because all the known languages are represented in the assembling together for the Israelite feast of Pentecost.  Those not graced to receive the Gospel from the divine lips of the Lord were now hearing it in their own language from the mouths of Galilean working men; fishermen, plain folk, neither intellectuals nor philosophers.  This is no disparagement to education, as witness the overwhelming contribution of the Holy Aposlte Paul.  We but say that God the Holy Spirit uses the tools at hand, He uses anything and anyone to indicate the penetrating presence of the Divine.  Our own part in the Body of Christ is sure proof that neither time nor distance mean anything to impede or prevent the purposes of God.  Nothing about our life or our near ancestors were in the ancient knolwdge horizon,  Yet here we are, devoted parts of that same Church founded by our Lord against which the gates of hell shall not prevail.

However great our gratitude, we can never fully appreciate the glory and abundance of the gifts of the Spirit.  Predominant in our ongoing Church life ia the grace in the ability to call down the Holy Spirit upon the elements of bread and wine to become the Body and Blood of Christ.  We are thus divinely sustained under that promise made in the Lord's Supper before His Passion.  In so many ways are we sustained, encouraged and edified.  The prsence of our Lord's most pure Mother, the ever-virgin Mary, the Theotokos in innumerable ways has never ceased.

We were greaty graced by her through the wonder-working, myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon of Hawaii in her appearance on Tuesday, May 23rd.  Subdeacon Procopios Zananiri came then, driven by our friend Reader Christopher Lasek, assigned to travel with the icon to various locations for veneration in our Capitol Deanery.  We served a prayer service and the akathist of St. Romanos the Melodist before the icon, beseeching her to pray to her Son and our God for mercy and blessing upon us and upon our enhancement of God's gift of our precious property.  Both at our current location and at our chapel property and future parish location, she streamed copious amounts of fragrant myrrh to an uncontainable degree.  We could but bow and weep in gratitude at the fullness of her God-given grace literally flowing toward us.  O Most Holy Theotokos, save us!

Such grace cries out for us to grow in humilty, devotion, in holiness.  O gracious Lord, grant ot.

With love in our Lord,

Fr. George

Upcoming shortly:

6/1 - Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

6/2 - Friday 6:30 PM Memorial Service for All the Faithful Departed

6/3 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
6/4– Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy followed by Vespers with Kneeling Prayers – Pentecost - the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles - One if the 12 Great Feasts of the Church

Monday 6/5 through Friday 6/9 is a fast-free week

6/8 - Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

6/10 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
6/11 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – 1st Sunday after Pentecost - the Sunday of All Saints

The Apostles Fast begins Monday, 6/12 and continues until our parish feast, 7/12-7/13

6/13 - Tuesday 7:00 PM Parish Council Meeting via Zoom

Parish Hall Building Fund


Help us build our new Parish Hall,

and move to our historic Chapel Campus!




(Want to contribute to our General Fund?

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We've raised

Watch our Video!

Become a Church Builder!


From 'St John of Shanghai and San Francisco, Zealous Builder of Churches'

Everywhere he went he either oversaw the building of churches or supported the same with his attention and prayers... He wrote about the godly work of building churches: 

"In building churches here on earth, we create for ourselves eternal habitations in heaven."


Read the full article here...

Become a Church Builder!
Become a Church Builder!
Become a Church Builder!
Parish Hall Building Fund
We've raised

General Fund Contributions

Historic Chapel Restoration

Since 2009 we have been restoring our beautiful chapel, gifted to our parish that year by the Christian Brothers. We have received and administered grants of approximately $350,000 so far, and continue to apply for the grants as they become available.

We've raised



EPISTLE BOOK, published by Holy Apostles Orthodox Church


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.

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.