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Welcome to the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland, and the Mid-Atlantic, part of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. The Diocese of Charleston is led by His Grace Bishop Thomas and includes more than 30 churches and missions in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.


Blessed Name's Day to Bishop Thomas!

His Grace Bishop Thomas' namesday is October 6, Thomas the Apostle of the Twelve. Many years, Master!

Read Notes from Bishop Thomas

Read about St. Thomas the Apostle

Thomas, the faithful servant and disciple of Christ, filled with divine grace, cried out from the depth of his love: "You are my Lord and my God!"

Kontakion — Tone 4

Bishop Thomas Celebrates Feast Day with St. Mary, Hunt Valley, MD

September 8 is always a very special and blessed day for our parish, St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church of Hunt Valley, MD, in which we celebrate the Nativity of our Mother and the Mother of the Lord.  This year, 2015, we were even more blessed by the visit of our beloved Bishop Thomas. Together, we moved to our new church building.  

Moreover, together we shared the joy of our newly purchased nineteen-acre lot surrounding our current six-are lot, which was graciously donated by four of our friends: Mr. Nick and Jeanne Tsakalos, and Dr. George and Anna Lazar.  This lot will open the door for a new era in the life of St. Mary.  

All the glory be to the Lord, our dear Archdiocese, and our beloved parish.

Registration is Open for OCF Winter College Conferences

The Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) College Conferences 2015 will be held from December 28-31st at both the Antiochian Village in PA, and St. Nicholas Ranch in CA. The Keynote Speakers are Rev. Fr. Apostolos Hill (West) and Sr. Vassa Larin (East). Registration is now open for the conferences. In 2015, $100.00 scholarships are being offered to those students in need.

College Conference
College Conference East 2015
College Conference West 2015
Scholarship Application

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