Welcome! We are a warm, friendly community worshipping Jesus Christ together in the ancient and beautiful Christian Orthodox tradition. Our services are entirely in English. We are a parish of The Orthodox Church in America, in the Diocese of New York and New Jersey. We are currently celebrating our 50th anniversary year!

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Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 10.49.55 AM Bulletin for September 14, 2014 - Download Bulletin The Exaltation of the Cross Come, O Adam and Eve, our first father and mother! You fell from divine glory through the envy of the murderer of humanity! Bitter was the pleasure of the Tree of old; but see, the honored Tree of the Cross draws near! Run with haste and embrace it …
2014_Picnic_37 2014 Parish Picnic - Parish Picnic Sunday ~ September 7, 2014 Lions Park 12►
Screen Shot 2014-09-01 at 8.43.19 AM Bulletin for August 31, 2014 - Download Bulletin Note that next week’s service will be held at Lions Park in Gates, with a picnic to follow!
Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 8.51.38 PM Bulletin for August 24, 2014 - Download Bulletin Kitchen Cleaning … an opportunity to serve! Do you have an hour of time to offer? Grab a partner or come as you are, and help keep our kitchen clean and beautiful. We’re looking for a “good scrub” and mopping of the floor once a month. All supplies are provided! All we need …
Screen Shot 2014-08-18 at 6.55.10 PM Bulletin for August 17, 2014 - Download Bulletin The “Falling-Asleep” (Dormition) of the Theotokos “She who is higher than the heavens and more glorious than the Cherubim; She who is held in greater honor than all creation; She who by reason of her surpassing purity became the vessel of the everlasting Essence, today commends her most pure soul into the hands …
5058304257_721e571b10_m Orthodoxy: don’t just take our word for it. - Here is a very interesting site with links to many wonderful resources about Orthodoxy. In the US. Orthodoxy is something of a mystery but sites like these can help to illuminate the great treasury of spirituality that is our faith. Read about the journey to Orthodoxy, or 12 reasons someone became Orthodox, and much more! …
Screen Shot 2014-08-10 at 8.30.27 AM Bulletin for August 10, 2014 - Download Bulletin Hymns of Transfiguration (from Great Vespers) Before Your Crucifixion, O Lord, You took Your Disciples (Peter, James & John) to a high mountain and were transfigured before them, illumining them with bright rays of Your power. From love of mankind and in Your sovereign might, it was Your desire to show them the …
Screen Shot 2014-08-01 at 9.20.00 PM Bulletin for August 3, 2014 - Download Bulletin “Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” ~ Saint Paul Cover: Saint Isaac of Dalmatian …
Guthlac small Who’s your patron saint? - Mine is Saint Guthlac, an Anglo-Saxon saint circa 700 A.D. Why a patron saint? It is an ancient tradition in the Orthodox church for children to be baptized with the name of a saint, who will then be their patron saint throughout their lives. In many traditional Orthodox cultures, the feastday of one’s saint is …
0730silas Saint Silas and Saint Silvanus - We gathered for a beautiful celebration of Daily Matins this morning and remembered you in our prayers. Our commemoration today is Saint Silas and Saint Silvanus … you’ll find interesting information about them here: Download Life