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BLESSED WATER FROM THE GREAT BLESSING OF WATER is available in the Narthex. Please bring your own container to take some holy water.


Welcome to The Orthodox Church of St. Matthew РHoward County’s only Orthodox Church. We are a vibrant, ethnically diverse community, with an active Sunday School and a wide variety of church ministries. Whether you are looking to explore Orthodox Christianity, visiting the area, or looking for a new church home, we welcome you to join us in worship!


The Orthodox Church of St. Matthew is a community of Orthodox Christians who strive to love the Lord our God with all our hearts, souls, and minds and therefore seek to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:37-40).


St. Matthew is a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, the Archdiocese of Washington. His Beatitude, TIKHON is Archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of North America and Canada.



In the event of questionable weather, information about Church services will be available three (3) hours prior to any scheduled service by calling our Church at 240-755-0324; a voice message will be the primary source, the Church website/Twitter account will be secondary sources.
“As important as Divine Liturgy is, it is more important to ensure your safety, do not take unnecessary risks to attend church in bad weather” -Father Constantine

Weekly Services

Saturdays at 5 pm; Great Vespers

Sundays at 9:15 am; Hours

9:30 am; Divine Liturgy (Followed by Sunday School and Fellowship Hour)


See our calendar for information on additional services and events.