St. Thomas the Apostle
Orthodox Church
Waldorf, MD

Next Sunday, May 22, 2022

Christ is Risen!!!

Please read the Archpastoral Paschal Letter from Metropolitan Gregory

 

Holy Week and Pascha 2022

Christ is Risen !!!

Here are pictures of Holy Week and Pascha.

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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

...The struggle is great; but the reward is infinite, the kingdom of heaven, of which may we, both rulers and ruled, be found worthy by living godly lives in Christ Jesus our Lord. To whom be glory and might with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever and to the ages of ages.
Amen.

Passage taken from 3/13/22 Sobornost 

-St. Theodore the Studite, Book II Letter 156

 

 

 

4419 Leonardtown Rd  Waldorf, MD  20601

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Services & Announcements
Upcoming Services
Sunday, May 22nd
10:00am Divine Liturgy
Announcements
  • (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

  • (4/21/22) Family Camp 2022
    Our Diocese is pleased to announce its eighth annual Family Camp at Camp Nazareth this year in conjunction with Family Day. This year’s theme – “Finding Peace Where it Matters Most: Your Own Home!” Dates for the camp are June 3 - 5, 2022. Space is limited to the first 10 families. For more information and to register, go to the Camp Nazareth website and scroll down to "2022 Family Day and Family Camp" Click on the link for the flyer...

  • (4/21/22) Annual Family Day
    This year the Diocesan Family Day will be held on Sunday June 5, 2022. We will start with a Divine Liturgy at 10am followed by a dedication and Lunch/Picnic. Please follow the link to the flyer for more information.

  • (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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