On Saturday, June 22, 2013, The Consecration of the newly constructed St. Thomas the Apostle Orthodox Church in Waldorf, MD by His Grace, Bishop Gregory took place.
Immediately following the Consecration Ceremony, the first Divine Liturgy in the Newly Consecrated Church took place.
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Photos Courtesy of Dana Dewey.
St. Thomas awaits Consecration
Olivia Brady and Kristen McNeil lead Bishop Gregory with Dn. Steve Hall
The presentation of Bread and Salt
Father Joseph greets Bishop Gregory
Consecration Procession around the new Church
Prayers at the entrance surrounded by the faithful
The washing and anointing of the Altar table
Icon placement on the Altar
Covering the Altar table for eternity
Bishop Gregory with the help of Father Joseph prepares to anoint
Anointing above the Royal doors
The Shepherd speaks to the St. Thomas faithful
The Gifts processed by Father Joseph
Distribution of the Antidoron to young Luke
The Celebrants and their servers
The faithful with their Bishop
St. Thomas the Apostle Church Waldorf, MD