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

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 Nick Sztanko, 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.

ASCENSION OF OUR LORD (June 10) & PENTECOST SUNDAY (June 20)

Ascension of Our Lord and Pentecost Sunday (Trinity Sunday)

Ascension of Jesus

The Ascension of Jesus is Christian teaching that Christ physically departed from Earth by rising into Heaven, in the presence of eleven of his apostles. According to the New Testament narrative, the Ascension occurred forty days after the resurrection. In the Christian tradition, reflected in the major Christian creeds and confessional statements, God exalted Jesus after his death, raising him from the dead and taking him to Heaven, where Jesus took his seat at the right hand of God the Father .

Pentecost Sunday

The Christian High Holy Day of Pentecost is celebrated on the 50th day from Easter Sunday. It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles.

Вознесіння Господне

Вознесіння Ісуса є християнським вченням, що Христос фізично відійшов від Землі, піднявшись на Небеса, в присутності одинадцяти своїх апостолів. Згідно з новозавітним наративом, Вознесіння відбулося через сорок днів після воскресіння. У християнській традиції, відображеній у головних християнських віросповідах і конфесіях, Бог підвів Ісуса після його смерті, воскресив його з мертвих і відвів на Небеса, де Ісус зайняв своє місце біля правої руки Бога Отця.

Неділя П'ятидесятниці

Християнський Високий Святий День П'ятидесятниця відзначається на 50-й день з Великодньої неділі. День вшановує сходження Святого Духа на апостолів та інших послідовників Ісуса Христа, коли вони були в Єрусалимі, святкуючи свято Тижнів, як описано в Діянь Апостолів.
June 2021 Schedule: ASCENSION OF OUR LORD & PENTECOST SUNDAY

Ascension of Our Lord Jesus
Ascension of Our Lord Jesus
Ascension of Our Lord Jesus
2021 Camping Program Season is Open | Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA (uocofusa.org) https://www.uocofusa.org/news_210506_1


CONDITIONAL RETURN TO PARISH CHURCHES DURING THE COVID19/CORONAVIRUS THREAT

STATEMENT OF THE COUNCIL OF BISHOPS OF THE UOC OF THE USA AND DIASPORA TO ALL CLERGY AND FAITHFUL OF THE CHURCH:

For the latest directives from the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, visit the following website:  https://www.uocofusa.org/news_200302_1

За останніми директивами від Ієрархів Української Православної Церкви США відвідайте такий веб-сайт:  https://www.uocofusa.org/news_200302_1

Our thanks to our generous parishioners and friends during the pandemic.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS

Thank you to all our parishioners and friends who continue to support our parish in this difficult time by sending donations by mail. Please mail your contributions to St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church (3176 St. Paul Blvd, Rochester NY 14617). 

 

Дякуємо всім нашим парафіян і друзям, які продовжують підтримувати нашу парафію в цей важкий час шляхом відправки пожертвувань поштою. Будь ласка, надішліть почтою свій внесок до:  St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church (3176 St. Paul Blvd, Rochester NY 14617). 

The next food sale date TBD.

THE SISTERHOOD FOOD SALE LADIES ARE ON VACATION FOR THE SUMMER

 

The next Sisterhood Food Sale will be scheduled after the summer vacation

Save time,  place an advance order, which also guarantees that you'll get everything you want before it sells out.  Advance orders can be placed from our Food Sale Page.  (Click here to connect to Food Sale Page) 

As always, frozen varenyky can be purchased every Sunday in the church hall from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Please Call Maria (760-4323) or Sue (820-5564) in advance for your orders.

 

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CAN YOU PLEASE HELP?

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 All Volunteers

**  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  **

  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 Sue Ost (820-5564) or Maria Ulici (760-4323)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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The most delicious homemade Ukrainian Food in Rochester

HALL RENTAL INFORMATION

 

Walter Sukhenko

Cell: 585-748-4202 

 

 

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