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 prayer for the unity of the Orthodox Church

Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

O Lord Jesus Christ our God, head of the Church that is thy Body, who prayed for your disciples to the Father, “That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that you have sent me”: To you we confess that your Church is one, and cannot be divided; we mourn for all who separate themselves from Her; we pray that you may make the schisms to cease. We put not our trust in princes, nor in the sons of men, in whom there is no salvation; rather, we put all our hope in you, and we beg of you, send your Holy Spirit to guide our hierarchs, that they may rightly divide the word of your truth, and that they may bear witness to the unity of the Church in all their decisions. Preserve us, O Lord, from the Evil One and all his attempts to divide us, from the machinations of governments, from the ambitions of fallen men, and from the sin of pride. Heal the wounds caused by our lack of love, and fill us, and our hierarchs, with love for one another as brothers in Christ. Keep us in your truth; your word is truth. To you, and your Father, and the Holy Spirit: the Holy Trinity, the source and manifestation of all unity, one in essence and undivided, do we ascribe all praise, honor, and glory, now and ever and unto ages of ages.


Upcoming Services
Saturday, May 25th
5:00pm Confession
5:30pm Great Vespers
Sunday, May 26th
8:45am Matins/Orthros
9:30am Sunday School
10:00am Divine Liturgy
Ancient Faith Radio
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  • 6th Annual Diocesan Young Women's Encounter!

    The  YWE is a retreat created for our young women, ages 12 to 18, to have fellowship with their Orthodox sisters in Christ while learning about God and our Orthodox faith as they grow in their journey to know Him. This engaging experience includes spiritual discussions, special events, and more!

    We hope you will join us! Follow the link for more info and registration.

  • Camp Nazareth is pleased to announce its THIRD ANNUAL Science and Nature Camp which will take place August 4-10, 2019!!!

    Camp participants will learn all about Astronomy, Biology, Earth Science, Geology, Meteorology and SO MUCH MORE! Follow the link for more info and registration.

  • Camp Nazareth 2019 dates are announced. Registrations will be only taken by web. Click here for more information

  • Our Diocese is pleased to announce its second annual Senior Retreat which will take place at Camp Nazareth Retreat and Conference Center in Mercer, PA from May 13-16, 2019. The Retreat will feature keynote addresses by His Eminence Metropolitan Gregory who is inviting all our Diocesan Seniors, ages 55 and over, to join him for 3 days of fellowship, prayer, and rejuvenation. “How’s Your ‘Eyesight’?: Keeping your Focus on God as a Senior” is the theme of the Retreat. The Retreat will help our Seniors navigate the many challenges they face including retirement, transition, health and family all while remaining focused on and committed to our Lord. It will include worship, fellowship, learning, fun, time for reflection and relaxation, and time spent with our Diocesan Hierarch!

    Online Registration will begin on February 1, 2019. Visit for more information and to register for the Retreat. Participants will also be able to register by mail. Again, visit for more information. You may also call (724-662-4840) or email ( the Camp for more information.

  • Glory to Jesus Christ! The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constanitinople has elevated His Grace, Bishop Gregory to the rank of Metropolitan. See the announcement on the ACROD website.

    Bishop Gregory