Our Parish

Welcome to Saint Mary's Orthodox Church. We are a parish of the Orthodox Christian Faith which was established on the day of Holy Pentecost in the Year 33 AD. Our parish community is a member of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. whose presiding bishop is His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa. The American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese is an autonomous diocese under the spiritual protection of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople of which His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I is the Primate.

While the founding members of our parish community emigrated from the Carpatho-Rusyn region of present day Slovakia and Western Ukraine, our present ethnic composition is mixed. Although a large percentage of the parish is of Carpatho-Rusyn descent, there are also people of other ethnic backgrounds. Our parish community has been in existence for over one hundred years, having been instrumental in the erection of several beautiful church edifices in Broome County, which are still in existence today. Our community has been worshipping in its present location in Endicott for seventy five years.

Our parish community holds firmly to the traditions and beliefs of our Holy Orthodox Christian Faith as passed down to us from our forefathers. We are a small, active family-oriented parish with approximately 250 parishioners. Building on the strong foundation of faith instilled in us by our ancestors, we are committed to sharing the Holy Orthodox Christian Faith we love so dearly, with all who seek it. We welcome you to our parish web site and hope you enjoy your on-line visit. We cordially invite you to personally visit our parish when you are in the Endicott, New York area.

Parish Life

Spiritual Life:

Sunday Divine Liturgy: See home page calendar for current times! (Usually 9 AM in the summer and 10 AM the rest of the year.)

Weekday Services: As indicated on the Parish Calendar.

Prayer Services For Various Intentions: Anytime upon request

Pastoral Counseling/Spiritual direction: (individual/family) Anytime upon request

Ministry to the Sick, Elderly and Shut-ins

Religious Education:

Weekly Children's Sunday School - Sept to May: Sundays 11 AM after Divine Liturgy

Youth Ministry:

Service Projects


Fellowship - Social Activities:

Weekly Coffee Hour Following Sunday Divine Liturgy

Annual Christmas Tea

Russian Club Activities

Monthly Whiskey Tasting Club

Monthly Movie Night

Monastery Pilgrimages