May 21 2011

St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tenafly, NJ

St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tenafly, NJ. Image 1: copyright by Unknown

The origin of The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint John the Theologian traces back to 1952, when a group of Greek Orthodox Christians were granted a charter by the Archdiocese, to establish a church in Fairview, NJ. The Ascension Church of Fairview was the only church in Bergen County at the time. According to parish history, Ascension community's membership began to grow rapidly soon after its founding. Members living in northeastern Bergen County considered establishing a new, more conveniently located church in the mid 1950's.

Aug 21 2011

St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Jersey City, NJ

St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Jersey City, NJ. Image 1

St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church is notably the first Coptic Orthodox church in the United States, located at Jersey City, New Jersey. It is one of over 200 Coptic Orthodox Churches in the United States. St. Mark's Church was first founded from the late 60's, although the actual date of incorporation was 1970. The large influx of Copts in New Jersey can be attributed to their persecution in Egypt, in addition to those who emigrate seeking educational and financial opportunities. Currently, there are more than 30,000 Copts in Jersey City alone.

Jun 18 2011

St. Markella Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Queens

St. Markella Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Queens. Image 1

The Cathedral of St. Markella was established by the ever-memorable Metropolitan Petros of Astoria in 1954, to serve the pious Orthodox Christians in the area who remained loyal to the Patristic "Old" Calendar. Since that time, it has become the Cathedral parish of the Holy Metropolis of the G.O.C. of America, whose current bishop is His Eminence Metropolitan Pavlos.

May 28 2011

St. Mary's American Greek Catholic Church, Manhattan

St. Mary's American Greek Catholic Church, Manhattan. Image 1

St Mary's American Orthodox Greek Catholic Church (Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese) at 121 East 7th Street between First Avenue and Avenue A in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City was built c.1900, and was altered in 1902 by John P. Voelker. The santuary has served a number of different parishes: the First Hungarian Reformed Church, Ressurection Greek Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church of Saints Peter and Paul.

Feb 07 2012

St. Mary's Orthodox Church in Port Richmond, Staten Island

St. Mary’s Orthodox Church is an Indian Orthodox Parish of the West Syriac Liturgical Tradition. The parish is under the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church shepherded by His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, eighth Catholicos of the East in Malankara. The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church was founded by St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, who came to India in A.D. 52.

Jun 17 2012

St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Manhattan

St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Manhattan. Photo 1

St. Mary’s parish dates to 1912, the heyday of Carpatho-Russian immigration to the United States. The parish first used a former Welsh Presbyterian church building at 255 East 13th Street. The present building was designed in 1959, by the Rev. Cajetan J.B. Baumann, who was a Franciscan friar in addition to being an architect. He designed a range of religious buildings both in New York and elsewhere. This church building was the first all-glass church in the country, with a design that emulates temples of early Christianity in Greece.

Aug 20 2011

St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church in Newark, NJ

St. Michael's russian orthodox church was founded in 1906 by the Brotherhood of St. Michael, russian immigrant factory workers had to save their pennies and give generously to construct this building.

Dec 09 2012

St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church, The Bronx

3107 Bailey Ave., Kingsbridge Heights

St. Nektarios Church is a greek orthodox christian church located at Bailey ave. in the Kingsbridge Heights neighbourhood of The Bronx borough of New York City. St. Nektarios, born Nektarios Kephalas (1846-1920) is a latter-day saint, recognized by Constantinople in 1961. The church building is a former private house, built in the end of 19th century as the Second Empire style house.

Jun 04 2011

St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, Brooklyn

St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, Brooklyn. Image 1

In the mid 1890s, Arabic-speaking Orthodox Christians from various Middle Eastern countries living in Metropolitan New York formed the Charitable Syrian Orthodox Association. At that time the established Orthodox Church in North America was shepherded by clergy from the Church of Russia. A loft at 77 Washington Street in Manhattan was converted into the first church for the Arabic-speaking Orthodox.

Jul 09 2011

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at WTC, Manhattan

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at WTC, Manhattan. Image 1

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church stood across Liberty Street from the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, USA. It was completely destroyed in the September 11, 2001, attacks when the South Tower collapsed.

The building that came to house the church was built around 1832. In 1916, Greek American immigrants started the congregation of St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and in 1922 started to hold worship services at the Liberty Street location.