Parish Events

St Matthew Sunday School Christmas Pageant

The St. Matthew Sunday School children performed a beautiful Christmas Pageant after Liturgy on December 12th. Such a wonderful celebration of the birth of Jesus, and we were especially blessed to both have in-person attendance as well as a live stream for those unable to attend. The children were incredible! You can see the live steam of the pageant here.

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GRASSROOTS 2021 Campaign

Our 2021 GRASSROOTS Giving Campaign has completed. We had a very successful campaign. The generosity of our St. Matthew family continues to amaze.  Our parish donated $2,600 in gift cards! This will be such a help those to with great needs during this Christmas season.


September 11 Commemoration - 09/12/21

 

We remembered the victims of 9/11.  Subdeacon Michael and Father Constantine arranged a fitting memorial setting at the entry to the church.  Father Constantine included many remarks about 9/1l and the victims in his moving sermon. At the end of the liturgy, we held a memorial prayer.  Several members of the parish read the names of those who perished that day.  May their Memories be Eternal.

Father Constantine's sermon on September 16, 2001

List of names on the 9/11 Memorial

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Metropolitan Tikhon's Visit

On Sunday, July 18th, our Parish was blessed to worship with Metropolitan Tikhon and visiting clergy. Deacon John was ordained and Readers John and Luke were tonsured. It was a glorious day, thanks be to God!

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During Metropolitan Tikhon's visit, he also bestowed his blessing on four parishioners, Gus P., Tom L. Beth J., and Wayne H.,  who were acknowledged for their dedicated service to the St. Matthew community. Congratulations!


CHILI COOKOFF

Undaunted by COVID-19, the Parish held a virtual Chili Cook-Off this year. We had good participation, and some unique varieties of chili! We look forward to coming together as a Parish next year to participate in this event, sponsored by Junior FOCA!

3 Bean Chili Rolls - the rolls are the best part!
3 Bean Chili Rolls - the rolls are the best part!
3 Bean Chili Rolls - the rolls are the best part!
Beautiful Chili in a beautiful bowl!.
Beautiful Chili in a beautiful bowl!.
Beautiful Chili in a beautiful bowl!.
Father C. has his own methods for making Chili!
Father C. has his own methods for making Chili!
Father C. has his own methods for making Chili!
Mailing Address
Orthodox Church of Saint Matthew
P.O. Box 2003
Columbia, MD 21045
Location
7271 Eden Brook Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
Email and Phone
info@stmatthewoca.org
240-755-0324 (Phone)
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    29Jan

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    30Jan

    9:15 3rd Hour
    9:30 Divine Liturgy
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    2Feb

    MEETING OF THE LORD
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