Holy Archangels Parish Update – Proclaiming and Living the Timeless Truth of Christ

Update on Holy Archangels, Annapolis 

Family-oriented, Christ-centered Orthodox worship

Holy Archangels Orthodox Mission is a child and family-friendly church. We understand the challenges and the great importance for families with little children to worship together. We provide Sunday School and other opportunities for our children to serve and grow in their faith and the worship of the Holy Trinity. A changing table and a nursing room are available. As our Lord Jesus Christ said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt. 19:14)

Expanding the Book Store and Outreach 

We are hoping to double the size of our bookstore in the narthex. Our location right on West Street has provided us with increased opportunities to share the Gospel and Orthodox Faith with many who would not otherwise have contact with us. We are trying to expand our bookstore’s hours with volunteers so that we can make the most of these outreach opportunities. Specifically, we are looking to double the size of our book offerings. Come in and see our selection!

Adult Education: Orthodox Bible Studies and Outreach 

In the past year we have had great success with our adult education and Bible studies, which have included studies on the Book of Acts, St. Paul’s Letters to the Galatians and Ephesians, the Epistle of St. James, the Book of Daniel, and St. Athanasius’ classic, On the Incarnation. All our studies have averaged around 10 participants a week and have drawn both Orthodox and non-Orthodox to our Mission church.  Our next Bible study will be starting in the Fall. Join us! All are welcome!

Outreach at St. John’s College and the U.S. Naval Academy 

Our church’s central location in the downtown area means that students and midshipmen can walk to divine services from their respective campuses in addition to our weekly services and/or studies on campus at St. John’s and on the Yard at the U.S. Naval Academy. We have inquirers journeying to the Faith at both St. John’s and the USNA. If you are a student contact us!

Bookstore Open House Days

As part of our outreach endeavors to the community and others, Holy Archangels will be hosting “Open House Days” for our expanded bookstore and new inventory, Saturday-Sunday, August 25-26 . Many of our beautiful devotional items and Orthodox books will be on sale.  We look forward to having you in our bookstore!


You can learn more by visiting us for a service or if you have any questions contact us.