Welcome to Saint Andrew Romanian Orthodox Church Website!

Saint Andrew Romanian Orthodox Church of Potomac, Maryland extends its warm welcome to its new parishioners and visitors to the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.

We hold fast to a traditional Romanian Orthodox worship setting in our Sunday services. We invite you to worship with us and learn about our Christian Orthodox faith, Sundays at 10:00 am. Our phone numbers, emails and physical address are all listed under the Contact page.

God Bless You!


Online Services

Zoom: Meeting Video Zoom (Password: 4043264321)
YouTube Channel: Biserica Sfantul Andrei

Online Donations: Donations

Parish Calendar

Letter of Archbishop Nathaniel (September 1, 2020)



Update June 3, 2020: Directive with Letterhead Pentecost

Update May 15, 2020: Revision of the Directives from March 17 and April 2

On March 17, 2020, His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel issued a Directive regarding the suspension of all the religious services and of all the other administrative, social and cultural activities within our Episcopate, that would involve gathering of the faithful at the church with possible spreading of the corona virus.

For more information, please go to the Coronavirus

Beloved faithful,

“God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:13). This is the good news that we want to experience together in the community of our “St. Andrew Orthodox Church” in Potomac, Maryland!

The life of each and every one of us is under the sign of God’s love, expressed in a perfect way through our Savior Jesus Christ. Everything begins and ends with God! He presents Himself to us through everything that surrounds us! In this respect, Saint Siluan the Athonite pronounces it in such a sublime way: “The soul lives long time on the earth and loves the earth’s beauty; it loves the sky and the sun, it loves the beautiful gardens, the sea and the rivers, the forests and the plains; it also loves music, and is delighted by all these earthly things. But when it knows our Lord Jesus Christ, it does not want to see anymore anything that is earthly.”

In our community, we want to feel together the love of God, and to respond to this love through our day-by-day life. We are called to have “Christ’s thoughts, and to think in a way similar to Him, in everything, to think Him” (Saint Maxim the Confessor).

We invite you to join our great spiritual family, if you have not already done so, and to bring your own unique and fundamental contribution to the growth and prosperity of the Christ’s Church on earth. “And, whatsoever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of The Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for you serve The Lord Christ.” (Colossians 3: 23-24).

Do not disregard this call from The Lord, to serve Him with your full dedication and sincerity! We are called to accomplish many things together, and in particular to build a house to God.

Thank you!

Fr. Cosmin Antonescu
Parish Priest

Moldovita in America
Project of the Saint Apostle Andrew Church

Video Presentation of the Project


For more details regarding this project, please access the Church Project website.

The “Palm of Land” Campaign

We invite you to join this fund-raising campaign, which was initiated in year 2010 with the desire to be completed before the start of construction of the future church (expected to happen by the end of this year).

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Online Donations

We invite you to sustain continuously the mission of our church. The church needs your financial help. All donations are tax-free..

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Saint Andrew Romanian Church invites everyone to


This biannual festival takes place at 9111 River Rd. Potomac, MD 20854.
For dates and details please visit Romanian Food Festival Website

Religious Services

Religious services general schedule can be found on Religious Services page. Please check our Calendar also for updated information on times and locations.

Home Blessing

If you want to have your home blessed please contact Father Cosmin Antonescu to schedule his visit by phone (301) 300-4353 or email preot@sfantulandrei.org.

Construction status

One of the main priorities of the Parish Council is to advance as rapidly as possible the construction plans for Saint Andrew Church. The current situation can be found on Construction Stage page.


Thanks to all those who have registered as parish members. More details about membership can be found on Membership page.

Donation Programs

You can help us raising money for the new church construction just by registering to one of the following programs: Amazon Smile, Giant Rewards and eScrip. Please find more information on Donation Programs page.


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