On Sunday, October 1, the feast of the Protection of the Theotokos, we rejoiced in the reception into the Holy Orthodox Faith five newly-illumined: Helen, Julia, Nicholas, Anthony, and Matthew. We celebrate with you and look forward to praying with you and laboring with you in Christ’s vineyard. Many years!

Photos from the celebration may be viewed here.

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We greet you warmly in the joy of the Resurrection! Thank you to all who participated in the celebration of Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Pascha. Your prayers, concelebration, and the multitude of ways in which you helped to prepare for the feast made it a particularly beautiful celebration this year. Thank you all!

Photos from this year’s celebrations can be found here
as well as on our Photos page.

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The Order of Services for Great & Holy Week

April 2, 2017

Let all mortal flesh keep silent, pondering nothing earthly minded. For lo, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords comes to be slain, to give Himself as food to the faithful. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! The order of services is as follows:

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Celebrating the Feast of the Annunciation

March 26, 2017

On Friday evening, March 24, the eve of the feast, our parish gathered to celebrate this feast with a festive Vesperal Liturgy. Following the service, some of us joined together to continue celebrating over a relaxed lenten dinner at the nearby diner. Thank you to all who made this celebration so beautiful. Below is an […]

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The Beginning of Great Lent 2017

February 26, 2017

View the schedule of services for the beginning of Lent. The lenten spring has come – the light of repentance! O brothers, let us cleanse ourselves from all evil, crying out to the Giver of Light: Glory to Thee, O Lover of man. Let us begin the fast with joy! Let us prepare ourselves for […]

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Memory Eternal: Vitali Matveichik

January 25, 2017

We are extremely saddened by the news of the repose of +Vitali Matveichik, on Sunday, January 22. Vitali is the son of Brenda and the late +Michael Matveichik, who adopted Vitali as a young child and brought him from Russia to the U.S. to receive life-saving heart surgeries through the “Gift of Life” program. Vitali […]

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Baptism of the Servant of God John (Eric)

December 17, 2016

On Sunday, December 11, the parish community of St. Andrew’s was filled with joy in celebrating the baptism, chrismation, and reception into the Holy Orthodox Faith of the servant of God, Eric, who took the name John in baptism. (Photos will be posted soon.)

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Memory Eternal: Theodosis Calpakis

September 30, 2016

With great sadness we announce the repose of the servant of God Theodosis on Thursday, September 29. Teddy was a beloved part of our community for many years and will sorely be missed. The funeral arrangements are as follows:

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Celebrating the Holy Dormition

August 15, 2016

On Monday, August 15, the community of St. Andrew’s gathered together for the Great Feast of the Holy Dormition – the celebration of the repose, and translation to everlasting-life, of the Mother of God. This year, despite the difficulties faced by work days and summer camp schedules, Fr. John encouraged the faithful to keep the […]

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Celebrating our 50th Anniversary

July 1, 2016

On May 15, 2016, our parish celebrated the great milestone of our fiftieth anniversary. We welcomed many parishioners past and present, clergy and faithful from near and far, and were led in worship and celebration by His Eminence, Archbishop Michael of New York. During the festive Hierarchical Liturgy, His Eminence ordained Fred Fetkowitz to the […]

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