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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

  • 25

    Jul

    Thursday
    12 July
    7:00 PM – Choir rehearsal
  • 27

    Jul

    Saturday
    14 July
    5:00PM Vigil
  • 28

    Jul

    Sunday
    15 July
    Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the Six Ecumenical Councils. Holy Equal-to-the Apostles, Grand Prince Vladimir (Basil in baptism), enlightener of the Russian people (†1015)
    8:45 AM – Hours and Divine Liturgy
  • 1

    Aug

    Thursday
    19 July
    6:00 PM – Moleben to St. Seraphim of Sarov
  • 3

    Aug

    Saturday
    21 July
    5:00PM Vigil
  • 4

    Aug

    Sunday
    22 July
    Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 5. Holy Myrrh-bearer and Equal-to-the-Apostles Mary Magdalene (1st C)
    8:45 AM – Hours and Divine Liturgy
  • 10

    Aug

    Saturday
    28 July
    5:00PM Vigil
  • 11

    Aug

    Sunday
    29 July
    8:40AM Divine Liturgy
  • 17

    Aug

    Saturday
    4 August
    5:00PM Vigil
    Fast: wine & oil
  • 18

    Aug

    Sunday
    5 August
    8:40AM Divine Liturgy
    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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