Welcome to the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit Website
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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Services at Holy Spirit
Sundays: Orthros: 8:45 AM | Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM
2021 Lent and Holy Week ScheduleClick to View Schedule
We can view live services on Facebook or see the recordings for later viewing.
Click here to View Father Jim's Homilies
AGES Initiatives is an online resource that provides a calendar of church services. It has the entire service including special hymns of the day, the epistle, and the gospel. This comes in handy if you prefer to follow the service with something written in front of you.
Click here to visit AGES Initiatives
2021 FAITH Scholarships for Academic Excellence
Deadline: June 21, 2021
From FAITH: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism is the flyer announcing a scholarship opportunity for graduating high school seniors in our parish. Through the FAITH Scholarship for Academic Excellence program, FAITH awards merit-based scholarships to exemplary young people in the Greek Orthodox and Hellenic community who achieve academic excellence and are actively involved in their church and community.
Applications are available for download at thefaithendowment.org/scholarships. To be eligible, applicants must be a member of a Greek Orthodox parish and a graduating high school senior enrolling in a 4-year accredited U.S. university this fall. Application deadline is June 21, 2021.
Founded in 2004 by a group of ten visionary Greek American leaders and philanthropists, FAITH: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that supports the development of innovative educational, cultural, and scholarship programs that promote Hellenism, an understanding of the Greek Orthodox faith, and the relationship of the two to America’s history and multicultural landscape for young people. FAITH has proudly awarded over 1,650 grants and scholarships to the best and brightest young leaders of the Hellenic-American and Greek Orthodox community.
For any questions or inquiries, please don’t hesitate to call (212) 803-9363 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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...