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 Service schedule for 14th-20th of April, 2014


    LUNI-         14 aprilie        6pm- spovedanii
                                        7pm- Denie-spovedanii
    MARTI-    15 aprilie        6pm- spovedanii
                                       7pm- Denie-spovedanii
MIERCURI-     16 aprilie      6pm- spovedanii
                                         7pm- Denie-spovedanii
    JOIA MARE- 17 aprilie     8:30am- spovedanii
                                        10am-Sf Liturghie a Sf. Vasile cel Mare impreunata cu vecernia
                                         6pm- spovedanii
                                        7 pm- Slujba Sfintelor Patimi a Domnului nostru Iisus Hristos-    
                                                Scoaterea Sfintei Cruci- citirea celor 12 Evanghelii;
    VINEREA MARE-     18 aprilie  (zi aliturgica, Biserica va fi deschisa toata ziua, 9:30 AM  - 10: 00 PM,  pentru inchinare/nu spovedim si nu impartasim)
                                        10am- Ceasurile Imparatesti    
                                      11:30am- Punerea in mormant a Domnului Nostru Iisus Hristos
                                       7 pm – Prohodul Domnului

  SAMBATA-  19 Aprilie, (Sambata Mare)

                                          -8:30 am– Spovedanii

                                          -10 am –Sfanta Liturghie a Sfantului Vasile cel Mare

                     Seara         - 11:30 pm – Canonul Invierii

                                         -12am- Slujba Invierii-(Utrenie) continuata cu Sfanta Liturghie, apoi   binecuvantarea prinoaselor, invitandu-va sa participati la masa din noaptea de Paste oferita de Biserica noastra(miel, oua, branza, cozonaci si vin) in sala sociala.

           DUMINICA INVIERII- 20 aprilie

                                         3pm-  A doua Inviere cu citirea Sfintei Evanghelii in mai multe limbi                   (urmata de venirea Iepurasului in sala sociala- hunting eggs). Biserica va oferi si de aceasta data miel, oua cozonac si vin.

Va asteptam!

Nota:         Toti cei care doresc sa se spovedeasca in afara orelor de program, Preotul Paroh Dr. Chesarie Bertea va        sta la dispozitie in functie de programul dumneavoastra si stabilind telephonic(1-770-882-6161) intalnirea cu sfintia sa.
Vineri nu se fac spovedanii, e zi de post, ajun, meditatie si rugaciune. Biserica va fi deschisa pentru a putea medita in fata mormantului Domnului.
Pentru impartasania bolnavilor stabiliti detaliile cu preotul paroh.
Preotul Paroh Dr. Chesarie Bertea, impreuna cu Consiliul Parohial al Bisericii Sfanta Maria va doresc Pasti binecuvantate cu roade bogate si implinirea menirii noastre de a ne mantui.
Dumnezeu sa fie cu voi!

Great Lent 2014

Great Lent 2014

Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon on the Beginning of Great Lent 2014


March 2, 2014

To the Very Reverend Clergy, Monastics and Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America:

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

In the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke’s account of the parable of Prodigal Son, we hear the following words of the son to the father:  “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired servants.”  While all of us have received the spirit of sonship (Romans 8:15), like the Prodigal Son, we have squandered that gift and have rejected the pledge of future inheritance.

And yet today, we are given that opportunity to come before our Heavenly Father as repentant children, crying, “Abba, Father, turn not Thy face from Thy servant, for I am afflicted; hear me speedily, draw near unto my soul, and deliver it!” (Psalm 68/69:17-18).  The present season of repentance allows us to assess what we are doing with our lives, discerning what has caused us to turn away from sonship and striving to regain the spirit of sonship through the acquisition of love.

Through the examples of Moses’ forty days and nights without food or drink on Mount Sinai, and the forty days and forty nights that our Lord fasted in the desert, we are reminded of Saint Simeon of Thessalonica’s words: “Fasting is the work of God.”  And it is this work that takes place in the arena of repentance—Great Lent.

While our battle takes place within this world, we know from the words of the Apostle that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal (2 Corinthians 10:4).  Rather, the weapon given to us by our Lord is His commandment to “love one another as I have loved you” (John 13:34).  This commandment is the basis on which we will be judged by the Son of Man at His awesome second coming.  When we saw the least one hungry, did we love him?  When we saw the least one imprisoned, did we love him? When we saw the least one homeless and a stranger, did we love him? If we do any of these tasks, if we give of all that we possess but do not do it in response to Christ’s commandment, we have gained nothing (1 Corinthians 13:3).

We are given this time of the Great Fast to grow closer to God and His Holy Church.  But, before we can even begin to take steps toward a closer relationship with our Lord and Savior, we must learn to love, for “whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love” (1 John 4:8).

Brothers and sisters: I too have sinned before heaven and before you, and thus I beg your forgiveness for my failings, and I ask for your prayers as I assure you of mine.

As we enter together into the season of Great Lent, let us “cast off the works of darkness and put on the armour of light, that having sailed across the great sea of the Fast, we may reach the third-day Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Saviour of our souls” (Apostikha at Vespers, Sunday of Forgiveness).

With love in Christ,
Archbishop of Washington
Metropolitan of All America and Canada

Short presentation of St Mary

Pastoral letter




Dearly Beloved Reverend Clergy, Venerable Monastics and Devout Faithful of our God-protected Episcopate:


By God’s grace, we have come to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thanks be to him!

Christmas is an invitation to us to come to the manger wherein rests the infant Messiah and to make ourselves to be like little children. It is a time of the year when the words of the Cherubic Hymn that we sing during the Divine Liturgy have special meaning: “Let us lay aside all earthly cares.”

Indeed, who has fewer cares than a trusting child? We must also put aside our daily concerns so that, emptied of self and with open heart, we may in fact, “receive the King of all,” paying homage to the newborn Prince of Peace, King of kings and Lord of Lords.

Laying our gift of trust in him at his feet, we are immediately rewarded with his blessing on us, the blessing of Hope. Without hope, man is devoid of a purpose to live, of a future, of a tomorrow. Hope is something positive, the possibility of change, and this, for the better.

Alone, man is unable to overcome the world; but in Christ, all things are possible. Every philosophy, every human plan or scheme is nonsense unless based on the truth which radiates from the Christ child in the cave.

By his life and teaching, the Lord Christ has lifted our spirits to the heavens by telling us that he came to give us life and life more abundantly. This abundance is not a quantitative one but qualitative, of true value, which held good for our fathers, for us and for the generations to come. Regardless of the times, the government or powers that be, God’s values are forever.

These lasting values, that the world was created good by God and that man, every human being, is made in his image and likeness, are made known to all who accept the Lord and put their trust in him.

This trust in the Savior refreshes us daily, renews us, lifts our hearts from our daily cares and quickens our bodies. Thus, every minute of each day is precious, because it is an opportunity to bear witness to him by our own words and actions. We thereby urge others to come with us to the cave, to believe and trust, to have hope and press forward, fulfilling this life and preparing for the continuation of our existence in eternity.

All mankind mystically approaches Bethlehem, running to follow the rays of the God-sent star, to bask in the resplendent light radiating from the child in the cave. National boundaries and races all disappear in the penetrating, searching, probing, revealing illumination beaming forth from that shelter in the earth. At his side, we are united with our loved ones: both those near and those far; those on earth and those in the bosom of Abraham; those into whose eyes we can see, and those whose gaze we can only recall; those whose hands we can grasp, and those whose hands we can only remember. Yes, the entire Church from all time kneels in adoration with the angelic host at the foot of the Lord, the infant Messiah.

Dearly Beloved:

Let us be glad and rejoice in this day, for a new earth and a new heaven are ushered in! Our hope, indeed, is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth.

Christ is born, and hope is renewed! Christ is born, and darkness is dispelled! Christ is born, and we are saved by faith!


By the grace of God and the will of the people,

Archbishop of Detroit and The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America

Welcome to St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church

Welcome to the official web site of the Nativity of the Ever-Virgin Mary Romanian Orthodox Church, in Elmhurst, New York.

This site is dedicated to the spreading of the Word of God and to make known our church to those who are interested in finding a peaceful place to pray and worship the Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

As you will see this site is not only about Orthodox Christianity but also about the people who helped, built and sustained the Nativity of the Ever-Virgin Mary Church over the years.    

Our faith and success depends on people, both clergy and parishioners. Here you will find information about our services, activities and history. Parishioners will find a calendar of events, information on Orthodoxy and much more... helping them to expand their relationship with the parish and with the Holy Church in general.

There will always be updates and new features added, therefore please visit us often.

Once again, "Welcome!"


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