St. Thomas the Apostle
Orthodox Church
Waldorf, MD

Sunday, November 28, 2021

See Announcements below (8/13/21) regarding mandatory masks for indoor gatherings

 

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

In this time of fasting and prayer, brethren, let us with all our hearts forgive anything real or imaginary we have against anyone. May we all devote ourselves to love, and let us consider one another as an incentive to love and good works, speaking in defense of one another, having good thoughts and dispositions within us before God and men. In this way our fasting will be laudable and blameless, and our requests to God while we fast will be readily received.

Passage taken from 11/14/21 Sobornost 

-St. Gregory Palamas, Homily 7 on Fasting

 

 

 

 

4419 Leonardtown Rd  Waldorf, MD  20601

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Services & Announcements
Upcoming Services
Sunday, November 28th
8:45am Matins/Orthros
9:30am Sunday School
10:00am Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, December 1st
6:00am Moleben to the Theotokos
Friday, December 3rd
6:00am Moleben to the Cross
Saturday, December 4th
4:30pm Confession
5:00pm Great Vespers
Announcements
  • (8/13/21) Indoor Mask Mandate - Charles County, MD
    As of 5:00 Friday the 13th, Charles County re-instituted an indoor mask mandate for everybody over the age of five, vaccinated or unvaccinated. So, plan on wearing a mask in church. Lunch on Sundays will be served and we'll have more outdoor seating available.

  • (8/27/21) Ancient Faith Radio Podcast
    We are pleased to inform you that His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory recently was invited to take part in an Ancient Faith Radio Podcast - "Healthy Minds Healthy Souls"  The topic is "Faith and Science". Please take a moment to listen to this informative presentation.
    Link to Podcast

  • (11/10/21) Nativity Fast Prayer Challenge
    His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory has asked that we forward the attached Archpastoral Letter regarding the 2021 Nativity Fast Prayer challenge. Please see the letter from His Eminence, and the attached Prayer.
SPF 50 - Scripture Prayer Family

Updated for July 7, 2021!!!

Earlier, our Diocese started a new ministry for families: SPF50.

Thank you to all our families who have participated in the SPF50 Ministry. Together we have completed 6 of the SPF50 publications!!

The Seventh edition of SPF50 is now available. The reading schedule begins on July 7, 2021.

We are excited to continue the NEW reading program in the sixth edition!! The NEW reading program highlights many ESSENTIAL Biblical Stories like Creation, Noah and the Ark, the Exodus, the call of the Prophet Samuel, and many others throughout the Old and New Testaments.

If you haven’t joined SPF50 yet, now is a great time to start! Make a commitment to reading Scripture and praying together with your family. Even the busiest of families can make a commitment to read from the Bible and pray together for 50 minutes a month. Don’t forget to fill out the Commitment Card which is available in the SPF50 Section of the Diocesan Website, and then return the Card to your parish priest.

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.

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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