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A Wondrous Gift is Given, June 3, 2009

The wonderful news has probably traveled to most of you, that the Lord has given our parish a beautiful temple, the historic St. Joseph's cemetery church. The church has been boarded up for 30 years. The church and land, about 2 acres, has been given to us by the Christian Brothers, as an outright gift. It will be our task to restore and renovate the building, which will need to be done before we can occupy it. With the Lord's help we will need to raise $1,000,000.00 to cover the costs of the restoration/renovation. Additional funds will be needed for the beautification of the church, and to build a parish hall (we estimate another $1,000,000.00.)  We have begun fund-raising efforts, and welcome any ideas or suggestions for ways to raise the funds. To all of our brothers and sisters in Christ, please keep us in your prayers as we begin this process.

More information is available in our brochure, which can be downloaded in PDF format here:
Larger file (3,636 KB)                  Russian version (Русская версия) (654 KB)                  Smaller file (607 KB)

If you would like to help in any way, please let us know:
email or call the rectory at 301-572-5738

You can contribute to our building fund in the following ways:
Please make a tax deductible donation

Make out your check to "Holy Apostles Orthodox Church"
write "Building Fund" on the memo line and send your donation to:

Holy Apostles Orthodox Church
P.O. Box 594
Beltsville, MD. 20704

Make a donation through Paypal

The following businesses/programs benefit our church:

Just Love Coffee Roasters 
For every order you place at our online coffee store, Holy Apostles Orthodox Church building fund will receive a donation from Just Love Coffee Roasters:

Coffee: $ 5 each                    T-shirt: $ 5 each
Travel mug: $ 3 each             Tote bag: $ 3 each
Hat: $ 3 each                          Coffee scoop: $1 each
eScrip program
This is how it works: parishioners and friends of Holy Apostles register their grocery loyalty cards (e.g., Safeway, VONS...) and/or one or all credit/debit cards with eScrip. Then go shopping at any of the participating retailers and pay using the registered card. The store will then contribute a portion (1-2 % or more) of your total bill. You pay nothing extra, merchant gets a tax break and the church gets a donation.  To register on the eScrip website you will need our
Group Name: Holy Apostles Orthodox Church
 or Group ID #:  500023712
eScrip Online Mall
 Another option is eScrip online mall.
You can now shop at over 1,000 of your favorite online merchants (including eBay, Amazon, Expedia and many more). If you go to the merchant's web-site from our 'online store' we earn up to 16% of the purchase amount!

Online mall contribution works even if you haven't registered your card but have gone to the merchant's web-site from our web-page. Simply click on the eScrip Online Mall logo or click on this link:
Please think of us before you shop online, it's free to you and valuable for us!


NOTE: To contribute to our General Fund, please scroll down...


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Building Fund Progress
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Our Goal

Holy Apostles Orthodox Church
Capital Campaign Pledge Form

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

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General Fund Contributions



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.

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.