St. Thomas the Apostle
Orthodox Church
Waldorf, MD

October 20, 2019 – 18th Sunday After Pentecost

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 the eyes of God, the married and the unmarried person are the same, provided they live in accordance with the commandments of God and provided they live the life of God. Chastity, lack of possessions and poverty, which are the virtues of the monk, are to be found in a person's heart. Someone may be a virgin as far as the body is concerned, but be like an inveterate whore as far as the soul is concerned on account of his malice and passions. Someone may own a dozen houses and yet in his soul be liberated from material things and live like someone who owns nothing. On the other hand, someone may be poor in an external sense, but not be free of possessions internally. It is not the quantity of possessions that makes someone propertied or unpropertied, but the attachment of the heart.

– St. Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia


 

 

 

4419 Leonardtown Rd  Waldorf, MD  20601

(click for directions via Google Maps)

 

 

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Services & Announcements
Upcoming Services
Wednesday, October 23rd
6:00am Moleben to the Theotokos
Friday, October 25th
6:00am Moleben to the Cross
Saturday, October 26th
5:00pm Confession
5:30pm Great Vespers
Sunday, October 27th
8:45am Matins/Orthros
9:30am Sunday School
10:00am Divine Liturgy
Social Team 4
Announcements
  • Latin Influence on Byzantine Art/Architecture in Cyprus (10/22)
    There will be a lecture on this topic at the Pryzbyla Center At The Catholic University of America on Tuesday, 10/22 at 12:40pm. Click the link for more information.

  • Young Adult Fall Retreat (10/25 - 10/27)
    It is difficult to believe that summer has ended, and AUTUMN is here! As summer memories linger, but are beginning to fade, we look forward to what the cooler weather might bring. This year, we plan to return to Camp Nazareth for the Young Adult Fall Retreat where the theme is “I believe, help my unbelief!”  Click on the link for the schedule or more information. Registrations are made here.
    YAFR


  • Youth Encounter at Camp Nazareth (11/8 - 11/10)
    The upcoming Annual Fall Youth Encounter at Camp Nazareth will take place from Friday Nov 8 - Sunday Nov 10, 2019 at Camp Nazareth in Mercer, PA.  The Encounter is sponsored by the National JR. ACRY and is open to youth ages 8-18. All Diocesan youth are invited and do not have to be a member of the JR. ACRY to attend. Registration is open now and must be completed by 10/31. The link to the Diocese website containing more information and registration is located here

  • Glory to Jesus Christ! The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constanitinople has elevated His Grace, Bishop Gregory to the rank of Metropolitan. See the announcement on the ACROD website.

    Bishop Gregory


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