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
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.
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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.