St Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church
3176 St Paul Blvd
Rochester, NY 14617-3433


Welcome to St Mary the Protectress Ukrainian

Autocephalous Orthodox Church

Our church follows the Julian (old) calendar.  All Orthodox Christians are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Blessed Sacraments of Repentance and Eucharist.

On this site you will find information about our church, the Orthodox faith, and events taking place in our parish.  We welcome new parishioners and always look forward to meeting you in person.  We sincerely hope that you will find this site helpful.  If you have any questions about our church, please feel free to contact Father Igor Krekhovetsky or Lydia Dzus, Parish Council president via email using this site.


Наша Церква дотримується Юліанського (старого стилю) календара. Всі Православні християни запрошуються і можуть брати участь в Святих Тайнах Покаянні і Євхаристії.

На цім сайті Ви знайдете інформацію про нашу Церкву, Православну віру і про всі події, які відбуваються в нашій парафії.  Ми завжди раді новим парафіянам і раді познайомитися з Вами персонально. Ми щиро надіємось, що цей сайт допоможе вам. Якщо Ви маєте якісь питання про нашу Церкву, Ви можете звернутися до отця Ігора Креховецького, або до голови парафіальної управи Лідії Джус.

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  • Next FOOD SALE September 26, 2015.  We're on vacation during July and August, but frozen varenyky can still be purchsed every Sunday from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.




Upcoming Events


POKROVA - Our 65th Jubilee

St Mary's Feast Day Celebration

October 25, 2015

St Mary's is celebrating its 65th JUBILEE this year.  This special event reflects the history of our church ~ a dream that was brought to life by our parents, grandparents and relatives.  We are pleased to announce that His Eminence Metropolitan Antony will be here to help us celebrate this event beginning Saturday evening with Vespers at 6 PM and a meeting with parishioners in the hall thereafter.  Together with Father Igor, he will perform a Hierarchical Liturgical service Sunday morning at 9:30 AM.  A banquet and Concert will follow afterward in the parish hall.  More information to follow.

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ALL SAINTS CAMP ~ Orthodox Camp for Children

All Saints Camp ~ Emlenton, PA

Calling all parents and grandparents ~ treat your children / grandchildren to a wonderful summer vacation.

What child or parent does not love to camp?  Camping allows you to bond with your children and to explore the great outdoors.  The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA sponsors Camping Programs in Emlenton, PA to have fun while learning about Orthodoxy.   Click here to get more information about the following outings:

  • Mommy & Me / Daddy & Me (Ages 4-8 & parents of all ages)  July 27-31, 2015  This program is designed for parents and children to spend time together in an Orthodox Family Environment. The children are introduced to camp life at All Saints Camp and the parents are given the opportunity to meet...
  • Family Fest - Labor Day Weekend at All Saints Camp brings friends and family from near and far for “Family Fest”. The annual end of the summer family encampment allows families to relax and enjoy the last weekend of the summer in style.


Donations Appreciated


Many churches today face decreasing membership numbers - St Mary's is no different.  Our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents built one of the most beautiful Ukrainian Orthodox churches in the United States!! They did it by working hard and by making contributions... in many ways.  Why?  To give their children and future generations a special place to worship.

Many of them are no longer with us, but their dream lives on.  Your help is needed to keep their dream alive.   In 2015, with an annual budget of over $125,000.00, we face the difficult task of trying to meet that number.  Please help by volunteering your time or by making a donation.  Thank You!

Kindly send your donation, no matter the amount, to:

St Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church

3176 St. Paul Blvd

Rochester, NY 14617-3433

Calling All Volunteers


  Don't have time every week or month?  Just an hour or two whenever would help.

Our Sisterhood needs "crimpers" to make varenyky and if you don't know how... WE'LL TEACH YOU.  Or you can make potato or cheese balls, cut out circles of dough, or help with other fun tasks.   We'll provide a meal and great conversations with a terrific group of ladies.  We get together monthly starting at 5:00 pm.  Join us whenever you can and be ready to have fun - no appointment necessary.  If you'd rather sell, serve or wash a few pots and pans, why not pop in at our monthly Food Sale - lunch will be provided.  Contact Zina Dzus for the time of the next get-together.


The Brotherhood can also use volunteers.  Yes, they also provide meals and something to whet your whistle too.  Contact Walter (585) 748-4202 for their schedule.


Did You Know?

Do You Want to Live Longer?  Here's how...

Attending weekly religious services can add seven (7) years to your life, concluded Christopher Ellison in a study of 22,000 Americans at University of San Antonio last year.

More than 100 studies suggest that regular prayer, meditation and connection with a faith community can lower blood pressure, boost immune functions, improve sleep, enhance recovery from illness and lower the chance of heart disease and cancer.  Spiritual practices can thicken the brain cortext to defend against depression as well, a 2013 Columbia University study found.

Now that you know the secret, please join us Sunday.


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Walter Sukhenko

Cell: 585-748-4202 




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