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November Services

In addition to our Saturday Vesper and Sunday Divine Liturgy services we will be having the following:  NOVEMBER HOLY DAY SERVICES: Monday, 16 November – Feast Day of St. Matthew, Divine Liturgy, 10:00 am Saturday, 21 November – Entrance of the Theotokos, Divine Liturgy, 10:00 am  To request permission to attend Vespers or Divine Liturgy, […]

Festival Crafts for Sale!

In keeping with our Festival Spirit, we are offering some beautiful new 2020 crafts by our fabulous team Debbie & Bill H. Please take a look – perfect for some early Christmas shopping! Just contact Denise (  to reserve your selections and to arrange payment & pickup. . Hand Sanitizer & Case – $12 each Snap […]

Icon Raffle 2020!

Announcing our 2020 Icon Raffle Wayne has written this beautiful ‘Crucifixion of Christ’ icon for our annual icon raffle. Please consider purchasing some tickets to help support St. Matthew’s and keep a festival tradition going! Please select the link below to view the icon and raffle details. Icon Raffle 2020

Aug/Sept Services

In addition to our Saturday Vesper and Sunday Divine Liturgy services we will be having the following: AUGUST & SEPTEMBER HOLY DAY SERVICES: 1 through 14 August – Fast for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos Thursday, 6 August – Transfiguration Divine Liturgy, 10:00 am Saturday, 15 August – Dormition Divine LIturgy, 10:00 […]

Sign up for Services HERE

Dear Members and Friends, Christ is in our midst! With the blessing of Metropolitan Tikhon, St. Matthew’s will be moving to Phase 2/Stage 4 of the Synodal Directives, consistent with Maryland’s COVID-19 recovery and reopening plan. This stage permits additional parishioners to attend our liturgical services (beginning Saturday 11 July 2020) with strict limits on […]

Livestreaming Continues

With the blessing of Metropolitan Tikhon, we are continuing to livestream our Vespers (Saturdays at 5:00 pm), and The Third Hour (Sundays at 9:15 am) followed by The Divine Liturgy (Sundays at 9:30 am). May our streaming and accompanying posted bulletins continue to provide you with an opportunity to follow our liturgical life at St. […]

Yes! It is Yes!

Yes!    It is Yes!   Youth Equipped to Serve!   Youth from 4 Orthodox churches in Maryland, va and Washington DC came together in a day of servant leadership.    

New icon – St Moses

     Come see and venerate our latest icon Venerable Moses the Ethiopian of Scete Commemorated on August 28 Troparion You abandoned the Egypt of the passions, O Father, Ascending the mount of the virtues with fervent faith, Taking the Cross of Christ upon your shoulders; And being glorified in godly works, You proved to […]

Presentation of the Lord

The Meeting of our Lord and Savior, and Zacchaeus Sunday Troparion of the Feast Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, Full of Grace! From you shone the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, enlightening those who sat in darkness. Rejoice and be glad, O righteous Elder, you accepted in your arms the Redeemer of our souls, Who […]