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St. Thecla's is a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia; our ruling bishop is His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of blessed memory, our parish was established in late 2018 and held its inaugural service on the first day of Great Lent, March 11, 2019.

Ours is a vibrant, growing parish of Orthodox Christians from a variety of ethnic backgrounds and from all walks of life, united by our shared commitment to worshiping our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; fostering a tightly-knit and family-oriented community; and sharing with the larger community of which we are a part the light and love of Christ, as handed down to us through the Holy and Apostolic Tradition of the Church.

We extend an invitation to any and all who are searching for the historical Church and who long for a deeper experience of the salvation offered in Jesus Christ. Come and see!

Weekend Service Schedule

  • Saturday 5:00 PM – All-Night Vigil (Vespers, Matins, and First Hour)
  • Sunday 8:45 AM – Hours and Divine Liturgy

Confessions are heard Saturdays during Matins, First Hour and after the Vigil; Sundays from 8:00 to 8:45 AM; and throughout the week by appointment.

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Upcoming Calendar

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

Psalm 122:1

  • 15

    Jun

    Saturday
    2 June
    5:00PM Vigil
  • 16

    Jun

    Sunday
    3 June
    Sunday of the 318 Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council (325)
    8:45 AM – Hours and Divine Liturgy

    Meal Team #8

    Parish Sisterhood meeting, following the Divine Liturgy and meal
  • 19

    Jun

    Wednesday
    6 June
    7:00 PM – Meeting of the Parish Council
    Fast
  • 21

    Jun

    Friday
    8 June
    6:00 PM – Matins
    Fast
  • 22

    Jun

    Saturday
    9 June
    Saturday before Pentecost: Commemoration of the Departed

    8:45 AM – Hours and Divine Liturgy
    5:00PM Vigil
  • 23

    Jun

    Sunday
    10 June
    PENTECOST

    Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles
    8:45 AM – Hours, Divine Liturgy, and Vespers with the Kneeling Prayers

    POTLUCK MEAL SIGN UP LINK
  • 27

    Jun

    Thursday
    14 June
    7:00 PM – Choir rehearsal
    Fast free
  • 29

    Jun

    Saturday
    16 June
    5:00PM Vigil
    Fast free
  • 30

    Jun

    Sunday
    17 June
    First Sunday after Pentecost: Feast of All Saints
    8:45 AM – Hours and Divine Liturgy

    Sunday school meeting, following the Divine Liturgy and meal
  • 6

    Jul

    Saturday
    23 June
    5:00PM Vigil
    Fast: wine & oil
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What is the Orthodox Church?

“The Orthodox Christian Church is evangelical, but not Protestant.
It is orthodox, but not Jewish. It is catholic, but not Roman.
It is not denominational, it is pre-denominational.
It has believed, taught, preserved, defended, and died for the
Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost nearly 2,000 years ago.”
– Our Life in Christ

St. Thecla Orthodox Church
11510 Georgia Avenue, Suite LLA | Wheaton, MD 20902
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