St. Thomas the Apostle
Orthodox Church
Waldorf, MD

Next Sunday August 8, 2021

 

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

Whoever loves according to God, "dwells in God, and God in him", as Christ's beloved Theologian tells us (1 John 4:16). So he who truly loves God has God dwelling in him, and naturally confesses his faith in God. On the other hand, as he dwells in God, God too will acknowledge him. The words, "Whosoever therefore shall confess me, him will I confess also" (cf. Matt. 10:32), demonstrate the unbroken union between God and those who acknowledge Him, from which he who denies Him has distanced himself. These mutual exchanges between God and man are divinely just, arid fairly reward like with like.

Passage taken from 6/27/21 Sobornost 

-St. Gregory Palamas

 

 

 

 

4419 Leonardtown Rd  Waldorf, MD  20601

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Services & Announcements
Upcoming Services
Thursday, August 5th
6:30pm Vesperal Divine Liturgy - Transfiguration
Saturday, August 7th
4:30pm Confession
5:00pm Great Vespers
Sunday, August 8th
8:45am Matins/Orthros
10:00am Divine Liturgy
Announcements
  • Rubrics are back on the website
    The rubrics (music) for the services are now back on the website under Canter's Corner. Click here for get the July 2021 version.

  • (7/7/21) Announcement of 2021 Young Women's Encounter Retreat
    The Young Women's Encounter is planning a virtual retreat this August 15, 16, and 17 in response to the interest shown by our Doicesan young women and their families for the opportunity to meet, build friendships, and a spiritual support system with other young women of the Orthodox Faith. Please click on this link for more information regarding registration.

  • (5/24/21) 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

  • (4/4/21) Diocese Lent Retreat
    The online retreat was a huge success. So many people were able to receive spiritual profit from an excellent presentation by Fr. Jonathan Bannon, along with words of wisdom and encouragement from His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory.

    The video recording can be viewed here:  https://youtu.be/xputwDAC9Ao
     
    A few pictures are also available here:  https://www.acrod.org/multimedia/photos/?setID=72157718855758316
SPF 50 - Scripture Prayer Family

Updated for April 4, 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 5 of the SPF50 publications!!

The Sixth edition of SPF50 is now available. The reading schedule begins on April 4, 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 First Issue 

Click To Download Second Issue

Click To Download Third Issue

Click To Download  Fourth Issue

Click To Download Fifth Issue 

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

Click To Download- Seventh Issue (Begins July 7, 2021)


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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