St. Thomas the Apostle
Orthodox Church
Waldorf, MD

Next Sunday - October 4, 2020

Liturgy Schedule: Group 1

Phased Return To Services - Covid19

We are open on a rotating schedule!

Please be sure to read all information and follow the link for the guidelines.  I can't wait to see you!     - Fr. Joseph

Attendance during services is still limited by certain protocols. Divine Liturgy to parishioners in a scheduled 3-week rotation.

(UPDATED 9/4/20)The seating chart has been modified. Those affected have been individually contacted. For the latest chart please click on the link to the seating chart. Please reach out if you do not have the website password.

Please review the COVID Return to Service Guidelines. There you will find important information regarding attending (such as Maryland requirement for face coverings).  

10/4/20: Group 1

10/11/20: Group 2

10/18/20: Group 3

10/25/20: Group 1


Each Sunday after Divine Liturgy (approx. 11:45am) all parishioners whose group did not attend Divine Liturgy may come to receive Holy Eucharist, pray, and light candles. The priest won't empty the chalice until around 12:30. Please maintain Eucharistic fasting and prayer discipline if planning to receive.

Parishioners not attending Divine Liturgy are encouraged to pray and follow the online services from our Cathedral: Link to Live-Stream.

Vespers, now beginning on Saturdays at 5:00pm are open to everyone. Please contact Fr. Joseph for Confession.

Weekly morning prayers are open to everyone. Check the calendar for scheduling changes.

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

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

"... Christ our God, For by your precious blood in love for mankind You snatched our souls from death. You brought us back with you Again to Paradise ..."

- St. Romanos the Melodist, Kontakion 22 "On the Cross"

Full context in the Sobornost for September 20, 2020

SPF 50 - Scripture Prayer Family

At the beginning of Great Lent this year 2020, our Diocese started 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
Thursday, October 1st
Protection of the Theotokos
8:00am Divine Liturgy - Protection of the Theotokos
Let Fr. Joseph know if you plan to attend
Saturday, October 3rd
5:00pm Great Vespers
Contact Fr. Joseph for Confession
Sunday, October 4th
8:45am Matins/Orthros
10:00am Divine Liturgy GROUP 1 ONLY
11:45am Church open for all parishioners to receive Eucharist, pray, light candles
Announcements
  • (8/31/20) Archpastoral Update on Coronavirus
    Metropolitan Gregory sent out updated information to the Diocese regarding Covid. Please read Protocol 31, Protocol 32, and an updated Prayer List for those who are sick, fallen asleep, and fron-line workers (First Responders, Healthcare workers, etc.) and stay tuned for further information as it is presented.

  • (7/19/20) Metropolitan Letter regarding Hagia Sophia
    "On July 10, 2020 Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan formally converted The Great Cathedral of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (present day Istanbul) into a mosque. This Friday July 24th which is scheduled to be the “inauguration date” of Muslim prayer services in Hagia Sophia, I am asking all priests of our Diocese to do the following three things..." Click link to read the letter from Metropolitan Gregory.

  • 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.


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