St. Thomas the Apostle
Orthodox Church
Waldorf, MD

May 31, Fathers of the First Council

 

 

Special Awareness Regarding Covid-19

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, all services are offered by the Priest and a "necessary few" to assist him.

Parishioners are encouraged to stay home and pray, following online services from our Cathedral: Link to Live-Stream.



Corona Virus Information at St. Thomas

Links to the Metropolitan's directives:

Latest directives from our Metropolitan Gregory concerning the remainder of Great Lent, Holy Week and Pascha.  

Download Metropolitan Gregory's Archpastoral Letter (PDF)

Download Statement from the Assemply of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America (PDF)

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

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 Christ and the coming of the Holy Spirit God gave us the full and final revelation of Himself. His Being now for us is the First Reality, incomparably more evident than all the transient phenomena of this world. We sense His divine presence both within us and without: in the supreme majesty of the universe, in the human face, in the lightning flash of thought..."

- St. Sophrony of Essex

Full context in the Sobornost for May 31, 2020

SPF 50 - Scripture Prayer Family

With the start of Great Lent 2020, our Diocese will also start 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 during Great Lent.

 

 

 

 

4419 Leonardtown Rd  Waldorf, MD  20601

(click for directions via Google Maps)

 

 

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Services & Announcements
Upcoming Services
Saturday, June 6th
Parish closed indefinitely due to the corona virus pandemic
Sunday, June 7th
PENTECOST
8:45am Matins/Orthros
9:30am Sunday School
10:00am Divine Liturgy
Announcements
  • Changes to Camp Nazareth & Science and Nature Camp..
    Due to the situation surrounding CoronaVirus, some of the dates have been postponed or canceled. Please review this letter from Metropolitan Gregory regarding Camp Status...


  • 2nd Annual ACRY Stewardship Campaign
    Funds raised during this campaign will assist the ACRY in its philanthropic endeavors: providing scholarships, hosting Lenten retreats, supporting Camp Nazareth, promotion of the Orthodox faith through missionary projects, aiding children with serious illness and special needs, and much more.
    Click here to read the letter from Metropolitan Gregory and here for more information regarding the campaign. Click here for the Stewardship Campaign Page hosted on the ACROD website.

  • St. George Mission Team Trip Spots still open
    St. George Mission Team, of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, still has space available for the July 12-18, 2020 trip!  They will be working with the OYMT (Orthodox Youth Mission Team) and the Appalachia Service Project to repair homes in a very poverty stricken area of Appalachia. This is wonderful opportunity to put your faith to work for some very well deserving people. The more St. George can bring on this trip the more families they can assist. 

    Please consider joining the 2020 team. They are looking for youth from 8th grade and above and adults
    Contact Athena Kaiser at avkmail@verizon.net or #240-498-0870 with questions and registration information. 

    Watch the Video link for more information

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