St. Gregory the Theologian Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
1500 Route 376 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Christmas Fair Set for Saturday, December 7
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Talk at Sister Church
St. Gregory's Hosts Blood Drive
My thanks to our parishioners ,as well as our new community friends, who came to donate at our blood drive today. We secured 16 donors, out of 20 registrants, which has the potential to help 48 people. That is wonderful and is a huge help to the surrounding community. Another meaningful outreach activity in the books! 
I would also like to express my gratitude to the parishioners who helped with setting up pre and post drive. Your efforts made the event run smoothly for sure. 
My Red Cross team today could not express their gratitude enough for the warm welcome they received from everyone. Their comments did not surprise me are all the best! 
 Thank you for caring and for your continued support of our blood drives!  With love and gratitude, Joanne Chaconis
Girl Scout Gold Star Project on Sunday, September 1, 2019

Eva Czukkermann is working on her Girl Scout Gold Star project and will be hosting a bench assembly party on Sunday after Liturgy. If you would like to donate towards the project, send to St. Gregory's Orthodox Church and earmark Gold Star Project. The project will be assembling benches for the fire pit (a previous Eagle Scout project). Come and support Eva.

Fall Church Picnic this Sunday after Liturgy

St. Gregory's Orthdoox Church is holding its annual Fall Picnic after Liturgy on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Everyone is invited and please brings side dishes as the main course will be provided.

Church New Year Message from His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon
St. Gregory's In the News

Pick up your copy of the Southern Dutchess News and see the article on St. Gregory's.


Statement from His Beatitude on the Recent Tragedy

Once again we awaken to learn of yet more senseless loss of life due to gun violence. This morning we are reading of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, and yesterday in El Paso, Texas. Last evening there also was loss of precious life due to gun violence in Chicago, New York, and Detroit.


We entreat our all merciful Lord to send his mercy on the victims and their families, on the first responders, on all who have suffered because of gun violence, wherever that may be.


I reiterate the message I wrote to President Trump last February: With increasing frequency we are confronted in our cities, towns, and neighborhoods by evil, conflict, sorrow, ignominy, and death. As Orthodox Christians, we understand that these are realities of human existence, and our communities are committed to maintaining the sanctity of all life through our efforts to reach out and minister to all, to bring healing, and to instill peace. But we also require the active contribution of our civil authorities in stemming the onslaught of tragedy that faces our nation.


May our Lord Jesus Christ continue to look favorably upon prayers and grant His peace and wisdom to all who struggle to make sense of the world in which we live. Lord have mercy. - Metropolitan Tikhon

Show Your support for school supplies. Bring to church by August 11.
Fr. Eric to serve as Chief Chaplain for World Jamboree

Fr. Eric will be gone from the parish for two weeks as he will be serving as the Chief Chaplain at the World Scouting Jamboree at the Summit in West Virginia. He will be working with Scouts from around 80 countires and over 65 chaplains from many denominations. If you would like to learn more about Scouting and Orthodox Scouting awards, please see Fr. Eric on his return. Services will continue in his absence.

Deanery calls for assistance for “Project Pearl River“ on July 22
Diocesean Youth Day at Yankee Stadium on August 17

Join the Diocese of New York & New Jersey for Youth Day along with your friends and family for an outing to Yankee Stadium on Saturday, August 17th and watch the New York Yankees take on the Cleveland Indians! A portion of the ticket proceeds will be used as a fundraiser to benefit the Diocese of New York and New Jersey.  For details go to:

Our Bi-Monthly Newsletter and Weekly Bulletin are now posted
Easter Bake Sale
Easter Bake Sale

Our annual Easter Bake Sale will be held Saturday April 20, 2019 from 12-3pm. Pirogi, nut and poppyseed rolls, babka breads and other baked goods will be available for sale. Credit cards accepted.

St. Gregory's Welcome New Rector

St. Gregory the Theologian Orthodox Church welcomes their new rector, Archpriest Eric George Tosi, DMin, and his wife Christina and two children Alexander and Kyra. Fr. Eric comes to St. Gregory's after spending eleven years as the Secretary of the Orthodox Church in America at the OCA Chancery on Long Island and teaching at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary. A son of the Diocese, Fr. Eric comes back with great joy. Prior to his time at the Chancery, Fr. Eric was the rector of St. Paul's Orthodox Church in Las Vegas, NV and St. Nicholas of South Canaan Orthodox Church in Billings, MT. He also served as the chair of the OCA's Department of Evangelization among other duties.

Fr. Eric and his family look forward to settling into the area and getting to know everyone in the parish. A brief biography of Fr. Eric can be found here:  files/A-Brief-Biography-rev.pdf (123kb)

The Season of Charity

St. Gregory the Theologian Orthodox Church entered the season with charity with great joy. In cooperation with the Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church's Family Partnership Program, they provided 13 bags on non-perishable traditional Thanksgiving food as well as monetary contributions to the program. The parish also provided Christmas gifts for close to 25 at-risk youth at St. Basil Academy in Garrison, NY. The annual Christmas Fair brought in close to $7,000 which will be donated to St. Basil Academy, the Lunchbox Program that feeds the needy in Dutchess County, and the Sparrow's Nest which works with at-risk families. For more information on these programs go to


Paschal Sermon from His Eminence Archbishop Michael