Nick, why is it OK for the Russians to have a Russian orthodox Church and the Greeks to have a Greek Orthodox Church and the Romanians to have a Romanian Orthodox Church, but you think Ukrainians are nationalistic?
St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church (OCA)
In July 1980, several individuals had the desire to plant a Romanian Orthodox Church in Queens, NY, with Fr N Barsan as pastor. Fr Barsan was appointed by Archbishop Victorin, the bishop of the Romanian Orthodox Missionary Archdiocese of America.
In 1981, the parish and priest moved to the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America. In 1982, the Romanian community bought a small factory and modified it into a church. In 1987, Fr Barsan retired, and Bishop Nathaniel named as pastor Fr Casian Fetea.
Because the community became so big, the necessity to have a bigger church arose. Thus, since 1994 we are constructing a new building. Right now we have a bigger church with two levels: the lower level is the community room, and the upper level is the church, with a style and atmosphere reminiscent of the old churches in Romania. Under the guidance of our energetic pastor, Fr Casian Fetea, the faithful members of St Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church are trying to finish our church.
If you would like to help us finish our church, you may make a donation to: St Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church, 42-14 74th St, Elmhurst, NY 11373. We would be extremely grateful for your donation. We will assure you that any money sent will help us finish our construction. And if no money can be sent, please come, visit our church and pray for us.http://www.oca.org/DIRlisting.asp?SID=9&KEY=OCA-RO-QUESMC
Romanian Fall Festival
hosted by St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church (42-14 74th St.)
will be held on Saturday, September 18 from 11 am - 8pm. Celebration will begin
with a Service of Thanksgiving (molieben) in the church at 10 am.
The area of 74th Street, between 43rd & Woodside Avenues, will be closed to auto
traffic for this event.