Announcing our 2024 Great Lent Matching Grant Fundraiser

Dear parish family and friends of Holy Apostles,

As you know, we have entered into Great Lent, which began on Clean Monday, March 18th.  We have always had a Matching Grant Fundraiser during the Great Fast.  The grant begins on Clean Monday and closes on Palm Sunday, which is April 28 this year.  

This year, we are very happy to announce that we have $38,000 to offer in matching funds.  The sponsors of our grant will match every dollar contributed, up to a maximum of $38,000. We have the opportunity to raise $76,000, if we make our goal. 

This is a great opportunity to double your gift!  Please prayerfully consider making a generous contribution.

$16,684.95 raised of $38,000.00

Learn more about our New Parish Hall and our Historic Chapel here...

Welcome to Holy Apostles Orthodox Church


Holy Apostles Orthodox Church is a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR), founded with the purpose of bringing the Gospel and Divine Services of the Russian Orthodox Church to the people of America in the English language. We invite you to come to any of the Divine Services or events at our mission church. In 2009 we were gifted a beautiful, historic chapel and two-acre campus by the Christian Brothers. Our vision is to establish the parish in its new home, from where the parish can continue to thrive and grow as a living icon of Orthodox missions in America.

Watch our Visual History of our Historic Chapel and Parish Hall

UPDATED FOR 2024! In 2009 our parish was gifted an historic chapel surrounded by two acres of beautiful land. Since then we have been restoring the chapel, and planning the construction of the new parish hall, which would enable us to move from our current location at Twin Chimneys Office Park.

We are approaching the groundbreaking for construction of the new Parish Hall. The visual history below tells our story.

Hover over images to pause the presentation.  Use right and left arrows to navigate forwards or back.

Clicking on an image opens the presentation in gallery view, with the ability to play the slide show, or view individual slides.


Learn more here, and help us build our new Parish Hall, and move to our Historic Chapel Campus!

Views of Parish Life at Holy Apostles
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Dear Family of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church and Friends,

We are now past the middle of the great and holy time of preparation for the triumph of our salvation.  In this "lap" of our trek, we hear again in its entirety the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete together with the life of that singular example of individual struggle, the venerable Mary of Egypt.  No part of the Lenten journey is without the greatest spiritual benefit.  We must  apply God's gifts of intelligence and contemplation so as to obtian the maximum benefit.

We pray too for the advance of our building and restoration projects, ever more defined and visible in our eyes.  We look for God to encourage through this late definition of our aims for people to open their heart and their pockets to help us establish and make as glorious as possible our witness to His will in our God-given place.
With love in our Lord who continues to stand at each of our heart's doors and knock,
Fr. George

Now and Upcoming Shortly:

04/17 - Wednesday 6:30 PM Matins with the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete and the Reading of the Life of St. Mary of Egypt

04/18 - Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

04/19 - Friday 7:00 PM Moleben with the Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos

04/20 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
04/21 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy of St. Basil – the 5th Sunday of Lent - St. Mary of Egypt

04/24 - Wednesday 6:30 PM Holy Unction for the Parish– The great mystery (sacrament) of Holy Unction is the Orthodox healing service – It is for baptized Orthodox Christians for general healing and to cleanse forgotten sins.  The service of Holy Unction is not a substitute for confession

04/25 - Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

04/26 – Friday 6:30 PM Matins & 1st Hour
04/27 – Saturday 8:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy - Lazarus Saturday - After a brief agape meal, we will prepare the palms and pussy willows and generally clean and tidy up of the church – Anyone who has prepared (by repentance and confession) and received the Holy Mysteries today may continue to receive through Pascha without repeating confession

Support Our Great Lent Matching Grant Fundraiser!




Now through Palm Sunday, April 28,

Matching every dollar, up to $38,000!


Help us build our new Parish Hall,

and move to our historic Chapel Campus!



We've raised

(Want to contribute to our General Fund?

Please scroll down ~ Thank you!)

Watch our Video!

Become a Church Builder!


From 'St John of Shanghai and San Francisco, Zealous Builder of Churches'

Everywhere he went he either oversaw the building of churches or supported the same with his attention and prayers... He wrote about the godly work of building churches: 

"In building churches here on earth, we create for ourselves eternal habitations in heaven."


Read the full article here...

Become a Church Builder!
Become a Church Builder!
Become a Church Builder!

General Fund Contributions

Historic Chapel Restoration

Since 2009 we have been restoring our beautiful chapel, gifted to our parish that year by the Christian Brothers. We have received and administered grants of approximately $400,000 so far, and continue to apply for the grants as they become available.

Chapel Restoration Funds
We've raised



Are DOUBLED, up to $38,000

Now through Palm Sunday, April 28



EPISTLE BOOK, published by Holy Apostles Orthodox Church


The only Orthodox Epistle Book using the KJV text.

Includes the Acts and the Epistles, arranged for liturgical use according to Russian Orthodox practice. An appendix features all relevant prokeimena and readings for the whole year. Rubrics, introductory notes and monthly calendar for the Church Year are also included. Hardbound with full color dust cover, 632 pages. Published by Holy Apostles Orthodox Church and St Polycarp Press.

Full info and links to order on this special page.

St Romanos the Melodist Society


The St. Romanos the Melodist Society produces and publishes English language music of the Russian Orthodox Church.


The St. Romanos website is the online extension of A Church Singer's Companion, a project started in 1998 with the blessing of Metropolitan (then Archbishop) Laurus. Inspired by the Russian Sputnik Psalomshchika, the Companion is envisioned to contain the music necessary for every service a parish choir might need to sing, while staying simple enough so that any parish choir can sing it.

The St. Romanos Society produces music in both printed and recorded formats, and conducts seminars and workshops on the proper performance of that music. The Society is a sodality of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, Beltsville, Maryland.

To get started looking at music, proceed to the Church Singer's Companion and begin familiarizing yourself with the content. You'll find there are a few more challenging settings mixed in, marked “difficult” or “very difficult”. Audio or video examples accompany some of the music. In addition, the Introduction provides valuable advice about proper church singing and related topics.

Detailed Reviews and Endorsements by clergy and choral professionals are provided for your consideration.