St. Raphael Icon Blessed - 12/22/19
On Sunday, December 22, 2019, the parish blessed a new icon of St. Raphael of Brooklyn. The icon has a relic of the saint embedded and pictures the catehdral and area in which he served. It was donated in memory of Paul Jubinsky by his family in memory of his repose inthe Lord this summer. O Blessed St. Raphael of Brooklyn pray to God for Us!
St. Gregory's Annual Christmas Festival raised close to $8,200 for local charities. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make it a success.
The youth and volunteers from St. Gregory's gathered together for the first Youth Church School Day to learn about prosphora baking and the use of prosphora in the Liturgy.
St. Gregory Orthodox Church hosted the annual Clergy Retreat from Wednesday, September 4 to Thursday, September 5, 2019. The guest speaker was Dn. Ezra Ham from St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Church in Oklahoma City, OK. Dn. Ezra spoke on the final chapters of the Gospel of John and the context of today's worl and the Orthodox Church.
OCA's 18th All American Council Youth Program
Elevation of the Cross 2017
"For, behold, through the cross joy has come into all the world."
Feast of St. Gregory 2017 with Bishop Michael
"Grace is given not to them that speak their faith but to those who live their faith." - St. Gregory the Theologian
Feast of Pentecost 2016
"Let us celebrate Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit, the appointed day of promise, and the fulfillment of hope, the mystery which is as great as it is precious." - from Vigil of Pentecost
Josefine Balc Baptism 2015
Josefine Balc, a newly illumined child of God!
Choir - 01/01/14
Sing praises to our God, sing praises! St. Gregory Choir (choir directors present: Liz Vinogradov, Joel Evans, Valentina Evans +, Jeanne Plekon, and Amy Arndt)
Feast of Saint Gregory - 01/01/14
A cold, January morning filled with light, love, and family!
St. Gregory Parish 50th Anniversary - 01/01/14
Pierogi Making Day 2013 - 01/01/13
Each year parishioners gather to make pierogis. The recipes and method of making (or pinching) the pierogis are passed down from the elders to the young so that, God willing, the tradition will continue. The pierogis are sold during our holiday fairs and all proceeds are given to local charities.
Cupola Icons - 09/01/13
The cupola icons were all painted by the hand of our fellow parishioner and artist, Olga Poloukhine. Olga worked many months on this project to adorn our church cupola with sacred images. The central icon is of Our Lady of the Sign. The side panel icons depict patriarchs, prophets, and saints of the past as well as the 20th Century. The photographs were taken prior to the installation and blessing that took place on Sunday, September 1, 2013.
Olga Poloukhine Icon Studio Tour 2013 - 01/01/13
On the Feast of All Saints (2013), members of the parish visited the icon studio of our resident iconographer, Olga Poloukhine. In addition to holding icon classes, Olga was currently finishing the icons that will adorn our church cupola and give glory to God. During this visit, Olga showed her work in progress and demonstrated how to make paint with egg and pigment in the traditional manner.
Sunday of the Samaritan Woman - 01/01/13
"The water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life." - John 4:14
Feast of Annunciation - 01/01/13
Today we celebrated the Feast of Annunciation in which Mary's "Yes" makes possible the coming of God to us in the person of her son, Jesus. The photos capture beams of light descending on us as the Holy Spirit does to Mary in the icons of the feast. May we accept the gift of faith to continually say "Yes" to all that God would have us be and do.
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord with Bishop Michael - 01/01/13
Our parish celebrated the Presentation of the Lord with our bishop, Michael and also recognized our boys and girl scouts on Scout Day.
Nativity Vigil - 01/01/12
With deep gratitude, our faith community celebrated the birth of our Lord. This great feast challenges us to ask ourselves: "Where is Bethlehem?" Is it found only in the ancient city of David? Is it only in the church or at home with loved ones gathered around the Christmas tree? Yes, Bethlehem is there, but it is also in our hearts. There the Lord waits for us in the manger of our own human frailty; in the cold, silent places of our inner life where we often forget to seek Him. He asks us to make room for his coming and to celebrate Him with the angels. Christ is born! Glorify Him!
Feast of Saint Nicholas - 01/01/12
Today our parish celebrated the Feast of Saint Nicholas. Several children of the parish helped bake the prosphora (offering bread) used in today's divine liturgy. We also began the liturgy with an open proskomidia during which the bread and wine, typically prepared in the sanctuary, were instead prepared in the nave as a learning opportunity for the faithful present.