Welcome!

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!

  • Medal of St George Award
    02/29/24
    On Sunday, February 18, 2024 (February 5th O.S.) following a brief moleben to Great Martyr George, handmaiden of God, Susan Gardner was awarded the medal of St. George for being a distinguished member
  • Baptisms
    02/22/24
    In the past couple of months our parish has enjoyed two baptisms. The first one took place during  the last weekend in December, and most recently, following the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord,

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

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    May

    Saturday
    12 May
    5:00PM Vigil
  • 26

    May

    Sunday
    13 May
    Fourth Sunday of Pascha. Sunday of the Paralytic

    8:45 AM – Hours a
    Meal Team #5
  • 28

    May

    Tuesday
    15 May
    6:00 PM – Vespers, Matins, and First Hour
  • 29

    May

    Wednesday
    16 May
    Mid-Pentecost

    6:45 AM – Hours and Divine Liturgy
    Fast
  • 1

    Jun

    Saturday
    19 May
    5:00PM Vigil
  • 2

    Jun

    Sunday
    20 May
    Fifth Sunday of Pascha. Afterfeast of Mid-Pentecost

    Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

    8:45 AM – Hours and Divine Liturgy

    Meal Team #6
  • 8

    Jun

    Saturday
    26 May
    5:00PM Vigil
  • 9

    Jun

    Sunday
    27 May
    8:40AM Divine Liturgy

    Meal Team #7
  • 15

    Jun

    Saturday
    2 June
    5:00PM Vigil
  • 16

    Jun

    Sunday
    3 June
    8:40AM Divine Liturgy

    Meal Team #8
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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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