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

Welcome to St Mary the Protectress Ukrainian 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 Микола Штанько.

Father's Day Picnic/ Святкування Дня Батька з пікніком - June 18 червня

We invite all church members to participate in this year's Father's Day celebration with a Picnic right after Sunday's liturgy.

The location will be behind the parish hall on the church property . Bring your special food dish to share.

Hamburgers, Hots and beverages will be provided.

Come and share some fun time with your friends and fellow parishioners.


Запрошуємо всіх парафіян взяти участь у цьогорічному святкуванні Дня Батька з пікніком одразу після недільної літургії.

Місце буде за парафіяльним залом на церковній території.

Принесіть свою особливу їжу, щоб поділитися. Будуть надані гамбургери, хот-доги, та напої.

Приходьте весело провести час з друзями та однопарафіянами.

We are asking for your prayers in order to stop the war in Ukraine.

Pray for Ukraine
Pray for Ukraine
Pray for Ukraine
Thank you for your support
Thank you for your support
Thank you for your support
Holy Day this month: Pentecost Sunday_ June 4th

Pentecost Sunday _ June 4th
Pentecost Sunday _ June 4th
Pentecost Sunday _ June 4th

З Дiянь Святих Апостолів (Дії 2:1-4)

Коли ж почався день П'ятдесятниці, всі учні однодушно знаходилися вкупі. І нагло зчинився шум із неба, ніби буря раптова зірвалася, і переповнила ввесь той дім, де сиділи вони.  І з'явилися їм язики поділені, немов би огненні, та й на кожному з них по одному осів. Усі ж вони сповнились Духом Святим, і почали говорити іншими мовами, як їм Дух промовляти давав.

From the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:1-4)

When the day of Pentecost had come, the disciples were all together in one place and suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

June 2023 Liturgical Schedule

June 2023 Bulletin
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The Sisterhood Food Sales will resume in September

The ladies of our Sisterhood are currently enjoying their Summer break and are planning to resume their next famous Ukrainian Food Sale in September.

Have a Blessed Summer!!!

Our thanks to our generous parishioners and friends.



Thank you to all our parishioners and friends who continue to support our parish by sending donations by mail. Please mail your contribution to:   St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 3176 St. Paul Blvd, Rochester NY 14617


Дякуємо всім нашим парафіянам та друзям, які продовжують підтримувати нашу парафію, надсилаючи пожертви поштою. Будь ласка, надішліть свій внесок до: St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 3176 St. Paul Blvd, Rochester NY 14617

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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.  Our annual expenses are over $125,000.00 and are growing each year. This year, in particular, we have agressively made many needed repairs: repairs to the front steps, the renovation and painting of the interior of the church, renovation of the hall kitchen, and many other areas as well. We face the difficult task of trying to pay for all those repairs. We thank our volunteers for the enormous work done to date. 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 on our Parish Members for Volunteer Work


  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. 

The Brotherhood can also use volunteers for repairs, cleaning and general property maintenance around the church property.  Yes, the Brotherhood also provide meals and something to whet your whistle too.  Contact Walter (585) 748-4202 to sign up and to get the work 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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