St. Thomas the Apostle
Orthodox Church
Waldorf, MD

Next Sunday - November 29, 2020

Liturgy Schedule: Group 3

 

Phased Return To Services - Covid19

We are open on a rotating schedule!

Please be sure to read all information and follow the link for the guidelines.  I can't wait to see you!     - Fr. Joseph

Attendance during services is still limited by certain protocols. Divine Liturgy to parishioners in a scheduled 3-week rotation.

(UPDATED 10/12/20)The seating chart has been modified. Those affected have been individually contacted. For the latest chart please click on the link to the seating chart. Please reach out if you do not have the website password.

Please review the COVID Return to Service Guidelines. There you will find important information regarding attending (such as Maryland requirement for face coverings).  

11/29/20: Group 3

12/6/20: Group 1

12/13/20: Group 2

12/20/20: Group 3


Each Sunday after Divine Liturgy (approx. 11:30am) all parishioners whose group did not attend Divine Liturgy may come to receive Holy Eucharist, pray, and light candles. The priest won't empty the chalice until around 12:00. Please maintain Eucharistic fasting and prayer discipline if planning to receive.

Parishioners not attending Divine Liturgy are encouraged to pray and follow the online services from our Cathedral: Link to Live-Stream.

Vespers on Saturdays is at 5:00pm and open to everyone. Please contact Fr. Joseph for Confession.

Weekly morning prayers are open to everyone. Check the calendar for scheduling changes.

Refer to the Special Petitions page for prayers to be said during Liturgy and personal prayer during this time of pandemic.

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

"... A psalm forms friendships, unites those separated, conciliates those at enmity. Who, indeed, can still consider as an enemy him with whom he has uttered the same prayer to God? ..."

- St. Basil the Great

Full context in the Sobornost for November 8, 2020

SPF 50 - Scripture Prayer Family

Updated for November 15 - December 26!!!

Earlier this year (2020), our Diocese started a new ministry for families: SPF50.

Orthodox Christian families face many challenges.  Engaging children with their faith both in church and at home and helping parents keep Christ as Head of their household present ongoing difficulties. Far too often, what is experienced at church on Sundays is not brought back into the home. When that disconnect remains, as youth leave home to begin a new life on their own, they will often leave the Church behind as well.

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

Please follow the link for Issue Four located here.
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.

 

 

 

 

4419 Leonardtown Rd  Waldorf, MD  20601

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Services & Announcements
Upcoming Services
Wednesday, November 25th
6:00am Moleben to the Theotokos
Saturday, November 28th
5:00pm Great Vespers

Contact Fr. Joseph for Confession
Sunday, November 29th
8:45am Matins/Orthros
10:00am Divine Liturgy GROUP 3 ONLY
11:30am- Church open for all parishioners to receive Eucharist, pray, light candles
Announcements
  • (11/17/20) Nativity Fast Prayer Challenge
    Metropolitan Gregory has sent to the Diocese the 2020 Nativity Fast Prayer Challenge. His letter, Protocol N.41 is located here. Also available are the postcard-sized PDF that can be printed and cut for easy use (in purse, wallet, car visor, etc.) as well as the Special Petition for the Litany of Fervent Supplication.

  • (11/15/20) Updated Diocese COVID-19 Prayer List
    Please view the updated Protocol from Metropolitan Gregory and the updated Diocesan Prayer List - follow link listed under COVID 19 Special Petitions section

  • (11/14/20) Diocesan Parenting Workshop Series
    Several Workshops had been planned for Fall 2020 but were cancelled due to our current circumstances.  This Workshop is being offered in lieu of the cancelled Workshops.  This live online Workshop will conclude the “first round” of this Series.  The next round of Workshops are being scheduled for Fall 2021.

    The next Workshop in the Diocesan Parenting Workshop Series will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 10am-12:30pm.  This will be a live online event. Information and registration is located at the Diocese website here.




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