Christ is in our midst!
Welcome to the web site of the St. Gregory the Theologian Orthodox Church, a pan-Orthodox community that serves the community of Wappingers Falls, and the mid-Hudson Valley. Our church is a parish of the Diocese of New York & New Jersey of the Orthodox Church in America. Here you can find information about our parish and its services and events. The service schedule section has the service, classes and events listed. The weekly bulletin is posted as well as the bi-monthly newsletter. Be sure to visit our "News & Events" section for upcoming liturgical, educational, social and fundraising events. Go to our Facebook page to see the Sunday Divine Liturgy live-streamed.
Glory to God For All Things!
The schedule of services and live-streamed events on the parish Facebook page this week are as follows:
There will be no Orthodoxy 101 class on Thursday due to Thanksgiving. The next class will be on the Theotokos on Thursday, December 3.
We will celebrate Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 26 with the Akathist (prayer service) of Thanksgiving at 9:00 AM (limited to 50 people: 30 people in the church and 20 people in the hall). The akathist will feature the beautiful canon of thanksgiving written by Fr. Gregory Petroff who perished in a gulag in 1940. To read the canon go here. To sign up go here.
On Saturday, November 28 at 5:00 PM we will have Great Vespers (limited to 50 people: 30 people in the church and 20 people in the hall). To sign up go here.
On Sunday, November 29 at 9:00 AM we will have the Divine Liturgy (limited to 50 people: 30 people in the church and 20 people in the hall). To sign-up go here. Please contact Fr. Eric if you would like to receive communion after Liturgy on Sunday.
We are raising money for gift cards for the students and families at St. Basil's Academy in Garrison, NY. Cards are due by November 30. See the article on this website. To donate a card sign-up here.
Members of the parish are asked to sign-up on the link provided in the above post if they would like to attend the Vespers and/or Liturgy (limited to 30 people the church and 20 people in the hall and please sign up all family members who are attending including children). If you are not a member of the parish, please contact Fr. Eric to check on availability. If you would like to receive communion after Liturgy on Sunday, please email Fr. Eric (unlimited). He will NOT email attendees unless there is an issue.
Please note that we have opened the church hall for services so any overflow of 20 adults will go to the church hall to watch the services via live-stream. The overflow will be allowed to receive communion. Anyone in the church hall for services will have priority to be in the church for the next service. The posted rules on attendance still apply.
Due to Covid, this year we have a new system for giving gifts to the students at St Basil's. We have been asked to supply one $25 Amazon gift card for each child. There are 29 students this year. Please use Sign Up Genius to sign up to donate a card. The sign-up is located here. Then either give your card (in an envelope with your name on it) directly to Fr. Eric when you're at church, or mail it to Mary Jane Klokiw. If you order the card on Amazon, you can have it mailed directly to her if you wish. Please let Barbara Durniak (firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-325-8122) know once you've given your card to Fr. Eric or put it in the mail for Mary Jane.
To give the St. Basil staff enough time to pick up the gift cards from St. Gregory's, purchase, receive and wrap the gifts by 12/10 (the date of their Christmas celebration) Mary Jane would like to have all the gift cards in hand by Monday, 11/30, so the last day to get gift cards to her or Fr. Eric will be SUNDAY NOV. 29th.
Please contact Mary Jane or Barbara with any questions.