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We are a warm, diverse church community that embraces newcomers to the experience of apostolic Orthodox Christanity.

We hope our website will just be a first step in your learning about the unchanging Orthodox Church, and will inspire you to “come and see”.

commentary The Naming of a Child - Since the time of Abraham, the sign of the covenant between God and the Hebrews (later Israel) was circumcision. According to the book of Leviticus, male children were circumcised on the eighth day after their birth; this was their entrance into the qa’hal, the people of God. Christians, however, enter into the new Israel – […]

Our Faith


The Orthodox Christian Church is the original church established by Jesus Christ. It is evangelical, but not Protestant. It is orthodox, but not Jewish. It is catholic, but not Roman. It isn’t non-denominational, it’s pre-denominational. It has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost nearly 2,000 years ago.

Click on to read some quick answers to a few of the most frequent questions we receive from newcomers.

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Our Clergy

Archbishop of New York & New Jersey His Eminence, Michael
Archbishop of NY & NJ
Rector Fr. Leonid Schmidt
normal_CorradoA_MSmith_ExpTimes4Corrado Altomare, M.D.

Our Life

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The Next Five Years at St Gregory's

vision-slide The Vision of Christ in Glory - At a Parish Council conference held during the summer of 2014, Father John Reeves of Holy Trinity reminded us that “where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18). Taking these words seriously, the parish council began to work on a plan for the future of St Gregory’s. This booklet, produced for our Annual Parish meeting […]


November 26, 2015 - 9:00 am
"Glory to God For All Things"
November 28, 2015 - 5:00 pm
November 29, 2015 - 10:00 am
December 5, 2015 - 4:30 pm