Service and Events Schedule
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Services and Events

Services & Events from Holy Week through All Saints 2024

04/26 – Friday 6:30 PM Matins & 1st Hour
04/27 – Saturday 8:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy - Lazarus Saturday - After a brief agape meal, we will prepare the palms and pussy willows and generally clean and tidy up of the church – Anyone who has prepared (by repentance and confession) and received the Holy Mysteries today may continue to receive through Pascha without repeating confession

04/27 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
04/28 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – The Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem - Palm Sunday - One of the 12 Great Feasts of the Church – Anyone who has prepared (by repentance and confession) and received the Holy Mysteries today may continue to receive through Pascha without repeating confession

04/28 - Sunday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour - Bridegroom Service of Great & Holy Monday

04/29 – Monday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour – Bridegroom Service for Great & Holy Tuesday

04/30 – Tuesday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour - Bridegroom Service for Great & Holy Wednesday

05/01 – Wednesday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour for Great & Holy Thursday
05/02 – Thursday 8:40 AM Hours, Vespers & Divine Liturgy of St. Basil for Great & Holy Thursday Traditional time for all the faithful to participate in the Holy Mysteries – All read the final preparation prayers together immediately before reception – Anyone who has prepared (by repentance and confession) and received the Holy Mysteries today may continue to receive through Pascha without repeating confession

05/02 – Thursday 6:30 PM Matins for Holy & Great Friday – the Reading of the Twelve Passion Gospels– At the end, the faithful take home their lighted candles and make the sign of the Cross in the center of every doorway in the house

05/03 – Friday 9:00 AM Royal Hours of Great & Holy Friday

Set up and decoration of the table to hold the Epitaphion of the Lord is completed after the Royal Hours

05/03 – Friday 1:00 PM Vespers of Great & Holy Friday – the Veneration of the Tomb of Christ, represented by the Epitaphion – The image of the tomb of the Lord is brought out from the altar for veneration – There is no Divine Liturgy today – The faithful fast before the veneration as if in preparation for receiving the Holy Mysteries

05/03 – Friday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour of Great & Holy Saturday – Lamentations & Procession with the Epitaphion of Christ – The procession circumnavigates the building that holds our church following the Epitaphion (Plaschinitza), the image of the Lord’s life-giving tomb
05/04 – Saturday 8:40 AM Hours, Vespers & Divine Liturgy of St. Basil for Great & Holy Saturday There are many scripture readings during this service – if you wish to take part, speak with the Choir Director

05/04 – Saturday 10:30 PM Reading of the Acts of the Apostles – The custom is to read the Acts in as many languages as possible – If you wish to take part, please contact Fr. Deacon Christopher Capp

Paschal foods will be blessed before the Midnight Office, and, if needed, after the Paschal Liturgy.

05/04 – Saturday 11:30 PM Midnight Office for Holy & Great Saturday
05/05 – Sunday 12:00 AM Matins, Hours & Divine Liturgy – the Bright & Glorious Resurrection of Christ – Holy Pascha – Paschal Matins begins with the procession three times around the building and the proclamation of “Christ is Risen!” – We break the Lenten fast at the church directly after Divine Liturgy, sampling the blessed eggs and other feasting foods we have brought

Christ is Risen!  Truly He is Risen!

05/05 – Sunday 2:30 PM Paschal Vespers followed by a festive reception and pot luck meal at St. John’s Episcopal Church parish hall  All are invited to attend – All are also welcome to bring a dish for all to share – Add your contribution to the sign up sheet and coordinate with Vera Muller, head of the meal team for this Sunday - Hymnody for St. George included

05/11 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
05/12– Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – “Antipascha” - St. Thomas Sunday

05/13 - Monday 7:00 PM Parish Council Meeting via Zoom

05/16 - Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

05/18 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
05/19 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – Third Sunday of Pascha - The Holy Myrrh Bearers

05/23 - Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

05/25 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
05/26 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy - Fourth Sunday of Pascha - The Sunday of the Paralytic

o5/30 - Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

06/01 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
06/02 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy - Fifth Sunday of Pascha - The Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

06/06 - Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

06/08 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
06/09 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – the 6th Sunday of Pascha - Sunday of the Blind Man

06/12 – Wednesday 6:30 PM Evening Vigil
06/13 – Thursday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy - the Ascension of Our Lord - One of the 12 Great Feasts of the Church

06/15 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
06/16 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – the Sunday after Ascension - the Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council

06/18 - Tuesday 7:00 PM Parish Council Meeting via Zoom

06/20 - Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

06/21 - Friday 6:30 PM Memorial Service for All the Faithful Departed

06/22– Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
06/23– Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – Pentecost - the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles - One if the 12 Great Feasts of the Church

Monday 6/24 through Friday 6/28 is a fast-free week

06/27 - Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

06/29 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
06/30– Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – 1st Sunday after Pentecost - the Sunday of All Saints

The Apostles Fast begins Monday, 7/1 and continues until our parish feast, 7/11-7/12

 

 

 

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Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, in Beltsville, Maryland, is a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR), Eastern American Diocese, 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.


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.

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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.

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