St. Gregory the Theologian Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
1500 Route 376 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Feast of Pentecost


Pascha 2020


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Sunday of Orthodoxy - 2020


Sunday of Orthodoxy - 03/08/2020

Parish celebration of the Sunday of Orthodoxy and the joyous occasion of the recognition and blessing of Patricia and Isabella, two catechumens beginning their preparation for reception into the Orthodox Faith.

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Scout Sunday 2020


 

 

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Visit of Archbishop Michael, January 26, 2020


His Eminence Archbishop Michael, Archbishop of New York and the Diocese of New York and New Jersey makes his annual visit to St. Gregory's

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Holy Theophany 2020


Holy Theophany 2020 - 01/06/2020

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Feast of Nativity 2019


Blessing of New St. Raphael of Brooklyn Icon


St. Raphael Icon Blessed - 12/22/2019

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!

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Christmas Festival 2019


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.

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Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos, 2019


Youth Church School - Prosphora Baking

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.

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Diocese of New York and New Jersey Clergy Retreat 2019

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.

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Gold Project 2019 - New Benches


The Feast of Dormition 2019


The Feast of Transfiguration 2019


Bishop Michael's Visit


Bishop Michael's Visit - 01/31/2016

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OCA's 18th All American Council Youth Program


OCA's 18th All American Council Youth Program

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Elevation of the Cross 2017

Elevation of the Cross 2017

"For, behold, through the cross joy has come into all the world."

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Feast of St. Gregory 2017


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

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Feast of Pentecost 2016


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

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Diocesan Youth Day 2015


Diocesan Youth Day 2015

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Parish Picnic 2015

Parish Picnic 2015

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Pascha 2015


Pascha 2015

Christ is risen!  Indeed He is risen!

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Holy Theophany 2015


Holy Theophany 2105

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Josefine Balc Baptism 2015


Josefine Balc Baptism 2015

Josefine Balc, a newly illumined child of God!

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Palm Sunday 2014


Palm Sunday 2014

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Holy Theophany 2014

Holy Theophany with Bishop Seraphim 2014

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Choir 2014


Choir - 01/01/2014

Sing praises to our God, sing praises!  St. Gregory Choir (choir directors present: Liz Vinogradov, Joel Evans, Valentina Evans +, Jeanne Plekon, and Amy Arndt)

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Feast of Saint Gregory 2014


Feast of Saint Gregory - 01/01/2014

A cold, January morning filled with light, love, and family!

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Parish 50th Anniversary - 2014


St. Gregory Parish 50th Anniversary - 01/01/2014

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Sunday of Pentecost 2013


Feast of Pentecost & Parish Picnic 2013

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Pierogi Making Day 2013


Pierogi Making Day 2013 - 01/01/2013

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.

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Cupola Icons - 2013


Cupola Icons - 09/01/2013

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.

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Olga Poloukhine Icon Studio Tour


Olga Poloukhine Icon Studio Tour 2013 - 01/01/2013

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.  

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Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman - 01/01/2013

"The water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life." - John 4:14

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Feast of Annunciation 2013


Feast of Annunciation - 01/01/2013

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.

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Feast of the Presentation of The Lord and Visit of Bishop Michael 2013


Feast of the Presentation of the Lord with Bishop Michael - 01/01/2013

Our parish celebrated the Presentation of the Lord with our bishop, Michael and also recognized our boys and girl scouts on Scout Day. 

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Holy Theophany 2013


Holy Theophany - 01/01/2013

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Nativity Vigil 2012


Nativity Vigil - 01/01/2012

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!   

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Feast of Saint Nicholas 2012


Feast of Saint Nicholas - 01/01/2012

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.  

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Community Outreach


Dutchess County Outreach and The Lunchbox

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