About Our Parish
St. Andrew’s Church was founded in 1966. All of our services are in English.
We are a parish of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), which is under the spiritual direction of the Holy Synod of Bishops, led by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of All America and Canada. We are within the OCA’s Diocese of New York & New Jersey, under the archpastoral guidance of His Grace, the Right Reverend Michael, Bishop of New York, and the Diocese of New York & New Jersey.
Our rector is Archpriest John Klingel. Fr. John has been involved with our parish since 1994, as an assistant priest. On September 6, 2001, he was appointed Acting Rector by the late Archbishop Peter of New York & New Jersey, and subsequently, on November 1, 2002, was appointed Rector. Since 2008, our choir has been led by Reader Lasha Kvetenadze.
We are not a “Russian Orthodox” or “Greek Orthodox” parish. As part of the OCA, our community is filled with members from diverse backgrounds, and we strive to create a parish with an American character.
We invite you to learn more about our parish, and more importantly, to experience Orthodoxy first hand by visiting our parish – you are always welcome! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
St. Andrew’s is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit religious organization, incorporated in the Town of Huntington.