St. Thomas the Apostle
Orthodox Church
Waldorf, MD
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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)

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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

Upcoming Services
Wednesday, February 26th
6:00am Moleben to the Theotokos
Friday, February 28th
6:00am Moleben to the Cross
Saturday, February 29th
5:00pm Confession
5:30pm Great Vespers
Sunday, March 1st
8:45am Matins/Orthros
9:30am Sunday School
10:00am Divine Liturgy
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  • ACROD 2020 Lenten Retreats Announced
    Our Annual Diocesan Lenten Retreats sponsored by the ACRY will take place during March and April at the following locations:

    Central Region - Saturday March 28, 2020 - St. Nicholas,  Homestead, PA
    Eastern Region - Saturday April 4, 2020 - St. Francis Center for Renewal, Bethlehem, PA
    Western Region - Saturday April 4, 2020 - St. Alexis, Battleground, IN

    Please read the Archpastoral Letter from His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory
    Click the link for information about the retreats
    Registration forms can be found for Central and Eastern retreats

  • Camp Nazareth 

    Why Parents Should Send Their Children To Camp...

  • 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 or #240-498-0870 with questions and registration information. 

    Watch the Video link for more information