Chandelier Installation - 12/22/13
Glory to God! Two generous donations commissioned the spectacular Byzantine chandelier that now graces St. Thomas Orthodox Church. The chandelier was designed and installed by Andrew Gould. It is modeled upon the 'Munich Choros', a medieval Byzantine fixture similar to the one still in place in the Decani Monastery, Kosovo. The bars include an inscription in ornamental lettering from the book of Revelation: "There shall be no night there, and they need no candle, neither light of the sun, for the Lord God giveth them light, and they shall reign for ever and ever." (Rev. 22:5)
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
Knowing the commandments of the Lord, let this be our way of life: / Let us feed the hungry, let us give the thirsty drink, / let us clothe the naked, let us welcome strangers, / let us visit those in prison and the sick. / Then the Judge of all the earth will say even to us: / ‘Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you.’
– (Vespers for Saturday evening – Sunday of the Last Judgment)
Full context in the Sobornost for February 23, 2020