The Holy Spirit parish was established in 1995 when approximately 50 families desiring to foster pastoral care and an intimate spiritual experience were granted permission to operate as a mission and subsequently as an official parish of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Metropolis of Detroit.

In 1998, we entered our present location, the former South Avenue Baptist Church. Construction of an iconostasis and the placement of icons in the altar area have transformed this sanctuary into our home of Orthodox prayer and worship.

Our parish, comprised of 170 families from diverse backgrounds, is a vibrant community with many opportunities for religious education, active youth and young adult programs, warm fellowship, and a wonderful spirit of volunteerism. We are a family-centered community helping each other to live our Orthodox Faith to the fullest.

“Our mission is to promote the spiritual well-being of those committed to the Greek
Orthodox Faith and Traditions, and to reach out to all Orthodox Christians, converts,
partners in inter-faith marriages and the un-churched Orthodox in the greater
Rochester, New York area. The abiding purpose of the parish is to provide for full
participation in the liturgical and sacramental life of the church through worship, service,
witnessing, and community fellowship.”
 Holy Spirit GOC Mission Statement

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... Special Service Schedule ...



Please be advised that we are not allowing anyone in the Narthex or Nave for any of the upcoming services until further notice. The only ones allowed in church will be Fr. Jim, one or two acolytes, one or two chanters, and the videographer.

We are providing live broadcast methods of the Holy Week services utilizing FaceBook Live.

Also, there will be no Paschal receptions on Saturday or Sunday.

We can view live services on Facebook or see the recordings for later viewing.

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==> View Father Jim's Homilies throughout Great Lent at

Other sites to see:

Encyclicals from Patriarchate and Archdiocese are not available to insert.

·        Here is the church schedule for services–

·        April 17th  - The Royal Hours 1:00 PM

§  Great Vespers of the Un-Nailing 3:00 PM

§  Service of the Lamentations 7:00 PM

·        April 18th  - Holy Saturday - Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil 9:00 AM

§  ***10:00 PM Paschal Vigil/Resurrection Service/Divine Liturgy (no reception).

·        April 19th  - 12:00 Noon - Agape Vespers (no reception).


Sundays: Orthros: 8:45 AM | Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM

(Most) Saturdays: Confession 4:00 PM and Great Vespers: 5:00 PM

Check our Calendar for other events...

For information on our services please contact the Church office at (585) 244-1976 between 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Thank you...


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