Welcome to St. Gregory's
Welcome to Our Parish!
St. Gregory of Nyssa Orthodox Church is a parish of the Eastern Orthodox Christian Faith located in Seaford, NY (on the south shore of Long Island). We are a member of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A., under the spiritual leadership of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa. We are an autonomous diocese under the spiritual protection of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, His All-Holiness, Bartholomew I.
St. Gregory of Nyssa Church serves those who seek to worship the Triune God in the English language. Though Americans, we are faithful people from various ethnic backgrounds, including Carpatho-Russian, Greek, Ukrainian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Russian, Serbian and Arab heritage, as well as Philippine and Chinese. The parish is also comprised of numerous converts to the Orthodox Faith.
Our doors are open to all people who are seeking God and we hope that you will consider making St. Gregory’s your spiritual home.
And for directions, click on the link "Driving Directions" to the upper left of this webpage.
Saturday Evenings: Vespers at 5:30 PM, with Confessions by request afterwards.
Sunday Mornings: Third Hour (prepatory prayers) begins at 9:15 AM. Divine Liturgy begins at 9:30 AM.
General Information About Services
Every Saturday, unless necessarily cancelled, we have the Vespers service at 5:30 PM. One of the most important ways we can prepare ourselves for the Sunday Divine Liturgy is to participate at Saturday Great Vespers. Vespers introduces the holy theme for Liturgy, which is every Sunday at 9:30 AM.
Confession is available after Vespers and after Liturgy. But if there is time, ask Fr. Andrew if a confession can be made before Vespers or Liturgy. If you miss Confession during these times, ask or call Fr. Andrew to schedule a day and time during the week.
Unless a major feastday occurs on a dilfferent day of the week, we celebrate the Divine Liturgy every Wednesday at 9:00 AM. So check the monthly calendar, as listed on this webpage. During Great Lent, Wednesdays (and possibly Fridays) are set aside as days we gather to receive the Eucharist at the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. The frequent reception of the Eucharist is one of the great blessings we can participate in as Orthodox Christians.
It is possible on certain major feastdays that a Vesperal Liturgy is celebrated. Again, check the monthly calendar. This gives more people a chance to receive the Eucharist and for us to gather as a community.
St. Gregory of Nyssa Church School
Our 2015-2016 Church School year began on Sunday, September 27th. Every Sunday, teachers and children are dismissed after the reception of the Eucharist. We ask that those going to Church School please leave the church quietly and if possible go out the front doors of the church so as to minimize distractions for those remaining.
Any parents interested in having their child go to Sunday School, talk to Russell Howard (high school and junior high school) or Carolyn Popadin-Lesniak (under junior high school). If your child is not yet a part of Church School, it does not matter when the child joins the class. Lessons each Sunday are based on religious books and/or Fr. Andrew's sermons and the children's bulletin. We are blessed to have children study the Gospel, no matter when or how many times, though we hope every Sunday!
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Eastern Orthodox College Students
His Grace, Bishop Gregory of the American Carpatho Russian Diocese in the USA is the episcopal liason to the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in North and Central America for the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF).
Every year a Sunday is set aside to highlight the work of the OCF and to call attention to the critical importance of helping our college students stay connected to their Orthodox Faith during their college years.
Read more here about the OCA College Student Sunday and consider supporting this important ministry.
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