St. Thomas the Apostle
Orthodox Church
Waldorf, MD

Sunday, June 26, 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
Wednesday, June 29th
Ss. Peter & Paul
6:00am Moleben to the Theotokos
Friday, July 1st
6:00am Moleben to the Cross
Saturday, July 2nd
4:30pm Confession
5:00pm Great Vespers
Sunday, July 3rd
8:45am Matins/Orthros
9:30am Sunday School
10:00am Divine Liturgy
Announcements
  • (6/5/22) Iconography Across the Pond
    The National Sr. ACRY is sponsoring a virtual Orthodoxy on Tap talk given by Fr. Jonathan Bannon on Iconography from the UK! Fr. Bannon recently traveled to midland England to study with Aidan Hart, who is considered to be one of the greatest living iconographers of our time. He has offered to share some of his experiences to those across the diocese through Zoom!

    Please join us on June 20th at 7pm for a 30-minute presentation followed by some fellowship! Feel free to enjoy food or drink of any kind, and everyone across the Orthodox world is welcome to join. If there are any questions feel free to email ACRY President, Paul Zdinak, at paulzdinak@gmail.com. We hope to see you there, no registration needed! For Zoom information review the flyer.

  • (5/14/22) Altar Boy Retreat
    The Diocesan-wide Altar Boy retreat will take place from Sunday evening, June 26 - 29, 2022. The Retreat will once again take place at our Christ the Savior Seminary and Cathedral in Johnstown and SS. Peter & Paul Church facilities in Windber. For more information and to register, please review the the ACROD site


  • (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 will begin on March 15, 2022 at 6pm.  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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