St. Thomas the Apostle
Orthodox Church
Waldorf, MD

Next Sunday, August 14, 2022

 

 

Welcome!

 

 

 

Welcome to Saint Thomas the Apostle

Orthodox Christian Church!

We are a Christ-centered church who loves to have visitors, and you are welcome to visit or join us for a service anytime! All services are conducted in English. While our church was founded by immigrants from Slovakia, Poland and Western Ukraine, today we are comprised of peoples of all ethnic backgrounds, most of whom are American converts to the ancient Orthodox Christian faith.

 

If you have questions or would like to visit when there isn't a service, please use the email contact form on the bottom of this page to contact our priest, Fr. Joseph Edgington.

A Word from the Holy Fathers

... always giving thanks for all the good things that he has done for us, that he chose us from the beginning for salvation by the sanctification of our profession here; that he gave us the grace to worship him with orthodox faith and not be carried astray. For how many have gone astray, utterly deceived ‘by human trickery, by villainy to the cunning of error’ [Eph. 4:14]! How many are famished ‘not with a famine of bread or thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the word of God’ [Amos 8:11], as it is written!

Passage taken from 6/5/22 Sobornost 

-St. Theodore the Studite, Catechesis 78

 

 

 

4419 Leonardtown Rd  Waldorf, MD  20601

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Services & Announcements
Upcoming Services
Saturday, August 13th
4:30pm Confession
5:00pm Great Vespers
Sunday, August 14th
8:45am Matins/Orthros
9:30am Sunday School
10:00am Divine Liturgy
Announcements
  • (7/6/22) Science and Nature Camp at Camp Nazareth
    Camp Nazareth's Fourth Annual Science and Nature Camp will take place from Sunday, August 14 - Saturday, August 20, 2022.

    Camp participants will learn all about Astronomy, Biology, Earth Science, Geology, Meteorology and SO MUCH MORE!  Past Presentations and activities have been given and led by the Carnegie Science Center, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Jennings Environmental Center, as well as local high school teachers and college professors.

    Participants will have the opportunity to use telescopes, microscopes, and water quality management technology as well as explore the trails, waterfalls, streams and geography of the Camp.  Special emphasis will be placed on appreciating the beauty of nature and the wonder of the fields of science they will study.

    The Science and Nature Camp is a resident (sleep-away) Camp for ages 8-18.  It will take place on the 289 beautiful acres of Camp Nazareth property located at 339 Pew Road, Mercer, PA. 

    Register online at Science & Nature Camp Registration Portal

  • For more information, visit the Camp Nazareth website

    Download Flyers and Information:
    Science and Nature Camp Flyer

    Application Information Sheet

    Parents-Campers Information Package

  • (6/24/22) US Supreme Court - Roe v. Wade Overturned
    In light of the Supreme Court of the USA's Announcement of the Reversal of  Roe Vs. Wade decision today, His Eminence has asked that we post two documents from the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA:

     
    And the Second, Dated June 24, 2022, A Press Release published on the AOB website regarding the Overturning of Roe V. Wade

    It is important that our parish faithful in the aftermath of this Supreme Court ruling have accurate and concise information regarding the Orthodox Church's position on the Sacredness of Human Life and the termination of life via Abortion. The linked statements above were approved by the entire membership of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA.


  • (4/20/22) Camp Nazareth 2022 Planning
    Camp Nazareth is eagerly awaiting and preparing for the arrival of the 2022 Summer Camping Season.  Camp is planning to be in-person and at full capacity for all its 2022 events including our Diocesan Summer Camping Weeks. The 2022 Summer Camping Schedule and other important information is available on the Camp’s Website

    REGISTRATION for Camp is open.  The link will be on the Camp’s website.

  • (2/26/22) IOCC - Help People in Need

    The core of IOCC’s work has always been responsibly and effectively offering humanitarian aid. As of today, The IOCC has been in touch with partners in Ukraine and across the region.

    Please consider giving today by clicking this link

  • (2/8/22) Latest Covid Prayer List
    His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory has asked that we forward the attached Archpastoral Letter with the updated Covid-19 prayer list. It can be found here

SPF 50 - Scripture Prayer Family

Updated for Great Lent, 2022!!!

Lent is the perfect time to give your family’s spiritual life a boost (or a jump-start)! During our Lenten journey to Our Lord’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection during Holy Week and Pascha, the Church calls us to increase our fasting, prayer, and charity. These activities don’t just take place in the church building—they are meant to be part of our home life as Orthodox Christians.

During the weekdays of Lent, the Scripture readings in church are from the Old Testament. We have selected some Old Testament stories that are both connected to Pascha and are important for children to learn. We will learn about Moses and the Israelites crossing the Red Sea; the Three Youths in the Furnace; and Jonah in the whale.

Follow this link to the Diocessan website for more information on how you and your family can participate in this campaign.

Click to Download Lent 2022 Issue (Mar 6 - Apr 16, 2022)

Click To Download Seventh Issue (Jul 7 - Oct 2, 2021)

Click To Download Sixth Issue   (Apr 4 - Jul 3, 2021)

Click To Download Fifth Issue 

Click To Download Fourth Issue

Click To Download Third Issue

Click To Download Second Issue

Click To Download First Issue 


We encourage you to be a part of the SPF50 Ministry.  If you missed the first few Issues of reading Scripture and Praying together as a family, you can join now. This Ministry is meant to be ongoing as Scripture reading and praying together as a family are meant to be an ongoing part of your family’s life in Christ.

 


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