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Consecration of St. Thomas Church (6/22/13)

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.

View Photo Gallery of Vespers and Reception of the Relics: www.acrod.org/multimedia/photos/?setID=72157634276194814

View Photo Gallery of Consecration Banquet: www.acrod.org/multimedia/photos/?setID=72157634271101215

Photos Courtesy of Dana Dewey.
Consecration morning
St. Thomas awaits Consecration
The procession
St. Thomas
Gentle steps
Olivia Brady and Kristen McNeil lead Bishop Gregory with Dn. Steve Hall
Flower girl
The presentation of Bread and Salt
Father Joseph greets Bishop Gregory
Procession
Consecration Procession around the new Church
Mother Thecla
Prayers at the entrance surrounded by the faithful
Prayer
Bishop Gregory
The entry
The entry
The Vigil lamp and oil
Preparation
Washing the Holy Altar
The washing and anointing of the Altar table
Sealing the Relics
Icon placement on the Altar
Covering the Altar table for eternity
Bishop Gregory with the help of Father Joseph prepares to anoint
High reach
Anointing above the Royal doors
Holy Chrism in the Altar
The Holy Chrism
The Shepherd speaks to the St. Thomas faithful
Reverend Mothers
The Gospel
The Gifts processed by Father Joseph
Consecration Liturgy
The Cantors
The Servers
Distribution of the Antidoron to young Luke
The Celebrants and their servers
The faithful with their Bishop
St. Thomas the Apostle Church Waldorf, MD