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Italo-Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Theotokos of Great Grace

Italo-Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Theotokos of Great Grace

Orthodox
1101 Howard Avenue
Utica, NY 13501

Italo-Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Theotokos of Great Grace is a small church located in Utica, NY. Our church was founded in 1911 and is Orthodox.
 

What to Expect at Italo-Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Theotokos of Great Grace

Italo-Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Theotokos of Great Grace offers 2 weekend worship services.

Leader(s):

Most Reverend Archbishop Stephen J. Enea, Metropolitan of the Americas and Canada of the Italo-Greeks Bishop of Utica

Service Times:

Saturday Vigil Service 6:00pm
Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30am
Daily Matins 6:00am
Daily Vespers 5:00pm
Daily Compline 8:00pm

Service Details

  • Formal and informal attire most common
  • Traditional worship style
  • Printed worship bulletin
  • Communion
  • Interpretation for the Deaf
  • Location: Oneida County
  • Parking: Private lot
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Saturday evening service: No
  • Multi-site church: No
  • Primary language used: English
  • Services also offered in: Italian; Spanish; Vietnamese

Ministries and Programs

  • Children's ministry
  • Youth or teen ministry
  • Weekly small groups
  • Christian school
  • Adult education
  • Christian bookstore
  • Missions
  • Counseling services
  • Young adult ministry
  • Choir
  • Special needs
  • Community service
  • Food pantry
  • Singles ministry
  • Senior adult ministry
  • Recovery group
  • Prison ministry
  • Weddings/receptions
  • Funerals

Additional Info About Our Church

At the Cathedral of the Theotokos of Great Grace our goal is to put Christ first in every area of our lives. We want to live with exceptional devotion to Christ Jesus and His Church through prayer; participation in the Holy Mysteries (Sacraments); sharing a life of faith with one another; and in service to one another, the communities in which we live, and to the world.

We have a calling as a Church family: to go deeper in our faith, to grow deeper in love with Jesus and towards one another, and to be faithful witnesses for the Apostolic Faith to our friends and neighbors. We are a stable, biblical, and orthodox Church in the Italo-Greek Tradition. Guided by the Ancient Faith, we know where we have been and we know where we are going. We are a warm, caring, and loving Church family. We can help you in your marriage, your parenting, your personal life, your professional life, and your faith. Bring your family to come and meet our church family. We invite you come and visit and worship with us.

Mission:

The mission of the Cathedral of the Theotokos of Great Grace is to strengthen all God's children through classical biblical Christian values, to reach out to young people through the stability of the unchanging Christian Tradition passed down to us from the time of the Apostles, and to preserve and teach the rich treasure that is the classical Italo-Greek way of faith and life.

Vision:

Our goal is to strengthen and foster a genuine and living relationship with God through Christ; to be a stable and loving Church home to all people seeking God's truth; to reach out to a hurting and broken world and provide pastoral care to those who struggle with addiction and life's hardships; to instruct people in the Orthodox Catholic Faith in such a way that it leads to stability, freedom, joy, happiness, and blessing.

Purpose:

The Italo-Greek Church exists for those who want to return to the beginning; for those who want to practice a faith that is not superficial, but demanding. We are here for those who want to return to a sense of the sacred. We are Traditional because the Faith passed on by the Apostles is the Pearl of Great Price, and it is worth preserving and passing on. We accept as binding the Faith we have received from the Apostles and defined by the Fathers of the Church. These include the threefold male Apostolic ministry of bishop, priest and deacon; the Articles of Faith enunciated in the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed; the dogmas, doctrines, and canons defined and adopted by the Apostolic Council, the Seven Ecumenical Councils, and the universally accepted Regional and Local Synods; and the writings and teachings of the Fathers of the Church. As sons and daughters first of the Church of Rome and then of the Great Church of Constantinople, our religious heritage reaches back to the earliest days of Christianity in Sicily and beyond that to our Lord's establishment of His Church by His precious Blood.

The Cathedral of the Theotokos of Great Grace, together with all the missions and congregations of the Italo-Greek Orthodox Church everywhere, is obedient to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Great Commission Christ has given to His Church to "Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations..." (Matthew 28:19) Our parish fulfills that Commission by committing the resources God has given us: clergy and parishioners, finances and the physical plant, to the work and fulfillment of the Five Essential Ministries of a Servant Church: Proper Worship, Faithful Discipleship, Unconditional Love and Fellowship, Evangelism, and Missions.

We invite you to come and worship with us. Our doors are open wide and our parish family waits with open arms to welcome you and assist you in whatever way we can. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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