All Saints of America Orthodox Church
313 Twin Lakes Road, Salisbury, Connecticut
PO Box 45, Salisbury, CT 06068-0045
Archpastoral Visit - 05/17/2024

His Grace, Bishop will be making his very first Archpastoral to  All Saints of America Orthodox Christian Church in Salisbury, CT for for our Patonal Feast. His Grace will be with us for Great Vespers on Saturday, July 6 and Divine Liturgy, Sunday, July 7.  We plan to spend some time together with our new Bishop following Liturgy. In the Afternoon we will host the clergy and faithful from the Diocese of New England as they come to pray before the relics of the Saints of North America. His Grace will preside at the Akathist to All Saints of America at 4:00pm.

Blessing of the Bikes - 05/15/2024

On Sunday June 9 we will host our motorcyle enthusiasts following Liturgy for the "Blessing of the Bikes" . Any biker who would like to have their motorcyle blessed are welcome to come (appx 11:45am) and we will say a prayer for all the bikers, riders and Blessed thier bikes with Holy Water. All are invited to stay for a picnic after the Blessing.

Holy Week and Easter Services schedule 2024 - 04/11/2024

Lazarus Saturday, April 27
9:30 a.m. - Divine Liturgy for the Raising of Lazarus
5:00 p.m. - Great Vespers with Blessing of the Palms
Palm Sunday, April 28
9:30 a.m. - Divine Liturgy followed by Potluck lunch
4:00 p.m. - Bridegroom Matins at All Saints, Hartford CT
Great and Holy Monday, April 29
7:00 p.m. - Bridegroom Matins
Great and Holy Tuesday, April 30
7:00 p.m. - Bridegroom Matins
Great and Holy Wednesday, May 1
7:00 p.m. - Service of Holy Unction
Great and Holy Thursday, May 2
9:30 a.m. - Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil, Commemoration of The Lord’s Supper
6:30 p.m. - Matins with the Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels, followed by decoration of the Tomb
Great and Holy Friday, May 3
3:00 p.m. - Burial Vespers
7:00 p.m. - Matins with Lamentations at the Tomb and procession
Great and Holy Saturday, May 4
9:30 a.m. - Vesperal Liturgy, Descent into Hell with 15 Old Testament prophecy readings
11:30 p.m. - Nocturns
 12:00 midnight - Procession, 
12:00 midnight - Procession, Matins, and Liturgy of Pascha followed by Paschal dinner
12:00 noon - Vespers of Pascha with Gospel Readings in various languages
Bright Monday, May 6
9:30 a.m. - Divine Liturgy with procession and gospel readings at the four corners of the church

CANCELLED - 04/02/2024

This Evenings service of the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts is CANCELLED, due to unpredictable weather.


Services During Great Lent - 03/11/2024

Schedule of Divine Services for Great Lent at All Saints of America

Beginning of Great Lent:

Sunday, March 17- Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom - 9:30 AM - Forgiveness Vespers, followed by the Rite of Forgiveness – immediately following Potluck lunch


1st Week of Great Lent (Clean Week):

Monday, March 18- Great Compline with the Canon of Repentance - 7 PM

Tuesday, March 19- Great Compline with the Canon of Repentance - 7 PM

Wednesday, March 20- Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts – 6:00 PM

Thursday, March 21- Great Compline with the Canon of Repentance - 7 PM

Friday, March 22-  7:00 pm Akathist to the Mother of God

Saturday, March 23- Great Vespers 5 PM followed by confessions

Sunday, March 24- Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great 9:30 AM, Sunday of

Orthodoxy Vespers 4 PM @ St. Dimitri Romanian Church, Easton, CT


2nd Week of Great Lent

Monday March 25 – Vesperal Liturgy for Annunciation – 6:00 pm

Wednesday, March 27- Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts – 6:00 PM

Friday, March 29- Akathist to the Mother of God - 7 PM

Saturday, March 30- Soul Saturday - Panhidka for Departed followed by General Confession – 5 PM

Sunday, March 31-, Divine Liturgy of St. Basil 9:30 AM, Lenten Vespers 4 PM @ Ss Peter and Paul, Springfield, MA (with Bp. Benedict)

3rd Week of Great Lent

Wednesday, April 3 - Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts – 6:00 PM

Friday, April 5 – 7:00 pm Akathist to the Mother of God

Saturday, April 6 - Great Vespers 5 PM followed by personal confessions

Sunday, April 7- Divine Liturgy of St. Basil 9:30 AM,

Lenten Vespers 4 PM @ St. Nicholas, Pittsfield, MA (with Bp Benedict)


4th Week of Great Lent

Wednesday, April 10- Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts – 6:00 PM

Friday, April 12 - Akathist to the Mother of God 7 PM

Saturday April 13 - Great Vespers 5 PM followed by personal confessions

Sunday, April 14- Divine Liturgy of St. Basil 9:30 AM, Lenten Vespers 4 PM @ Holy Transfiguration, New Haven, CT

5th Week of Great Lent

Wednesday, April 17 - Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts 6:00 PM

Friday, April 19 - 7:00 pm Ak Week of Great Lentathist to the Mother of God

Saturday, April 20- Great Vespers 5 PM followed by GENERAL Confessions (Church Cleaning in Morning)

Sunday, April 21 - Divine Liturgy of St. Basil 9:30 AM, -

Holy Unction with Bishop Benedict @ Three Saints, Ansonia – 4:00 PM


6th Week of Great Lent

Wednesday, April 24- Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts 6:00 PM

Saturday April 27 – Lazarus Saturday – Divine Liturgy 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Great Vespers with blessing of Palms

Sunday April 28 – Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM ,  4:00 pm - Bridegroom Matins @ All Saints in Hartford, CT


Great and Holy Monday April 29 – Bridegroom Matins 7:00 PM

Great and Holy Tuesday April 30 – Bridegroom Matins 7:00 PM

Great and Holy Wednesday May 1 – Holy Unction 7:00 PM

Great and Holy Thursday May 2Divine Liturgy - Institution of the Eucharist 9:30 AM

                                                       Matins with the 12 Passion Gospels 6:30pm

Great and Holy Friday May 3 – Burial Vespers 3:00 PM

Matins with Lamentations 7:00 PM

Great and Holy Saturday May 4– Vesperal Liturgy of the decent into Hades with 15 OT readings 9:30 AM

-          NOCTURNS of Pascha 11:30 PM

Great and Holy Pascha

Sunday May 5 – Matins with Divine Liturgy of Pascha 12:00 AM (midnight Saturday evening)

                                Vespers of Pascha 12:00 pm (Noon)

Monday May 6 – Bright Monday – Paschal Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM



The Lenten Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian

O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power and idle


But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to Thy servant.

Yea O Lord and King, grant me to see my own sins and not to judge my brother, for blessed

art thou unto ages of ages. Amen.




Theophany of The Lord Blessing of the Lake - 12/23/2023

Our annual Blessing of the Lake will be held this year on  Sunday, January 8th at the end of Divine Liturgy.

Theophany - 01/13/2023

Panhidka for Parish founders - 01/09/2023

As is our Tradition, on the eve of our annual parish meeting, we remember all of our founders, beautifiers, and benefactors who worked so hard for the building up of our parish All Saints of America. This year we will remember them again in prayer on Saturday January 28 at 5:00 pm

The Nativity of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ - 12/22/2022

Please join us on Saturday, December 24th at 5:00 PM for Compline and Vigil for the Feast

and on Sunday, December 25th at 9:30 AM to celebrate the Nativity of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ.

No Services Sunday Oct. 30. - 10/16/2022

All Saints of America will not have Liturgy on Sunday Oct 30. We will be traveling to St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Pittsfield MA for the ordination of Deacon Justin Griffing to the Holy Priesthood, by Metropolitan Tikhon.

Winter Clothing Drive - 10/14/2022



The annual Winter Clothing Drive  is back and has begun!

To be held at All Saints of America Orthodox Christian Church on November 5, 2022 from 9 AM to 2 PM.  Drop off good, clean winter clothing, hats, scarves, gloves, coats, and boots (children's clothing is especially needed) anytime by November 4th on the church porch at 313 Twin Lakes Rd. Salisbury, CT. Tax donation forms are avaiable to take when dropping off clothes..

Everything collected will be GIVEN AWAY FREE to all 

For more info, or to volunteer:

NO SERVICES TONIGHT - 9/3/22 - 09/03/2022

While Fr. John continues to recover from COVID, Tonight's vespers are cancelled. Fr. Deacon Justin Griffing will be joining us tomorrow morning to serve the Obenidisa Service in place of Liturgy

COVID - 19 - Protocols for attending services - 04/19/2022

As you must be aware, COVID cases are once again spiking all over the country, and our community of Salisbury is no exception, so we need to be extra vigilant in our efforts to stay safe and well during this Holy Week and Pascha season,  remembering and giving witness to Our Lord’s victory over sin and death. This being said, we must continue to ensure that the appropriate health safety protocols that are in place, such as we have become accustomed to—the use of protective face masks worn properly and when possible please maintain social distancing. You should not come if you are not feeling well or may have been in situations of possible exposure. If you wish to join us by zoom please use the contact section of this page and we will forward the link to you. So let us all, out of love for each other, do our parts in keeping each other well as we lift up our hearts, with one mind, to Christ our God and celebrate our Lord's passion and Holy Resurrection.

Theophany: Blessing of the Lake - 01/02/2022

This year we will have the blessing of the lake on Sunday, January 9, 2022, the Sunday following the Feast of Theophany. Please remember to dress warmly on Sunday. We will zoom the Liturgy but because of no internet service at the Lake, we will unfortunately not be able to zoom the blessing.

Theophany of Our Lord - 01/01/2022

We will celebrate the great feast of Theophany of our Lord with  a Vesperal Divine Liturgy on Wednesday, January 5, 2021 at 6:00pm, followed with the great Blessing of Water.

Church Picnic - 08/09/2021

This year the feast of the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos falls on a Sunday (Aug, 15). We are also planning on to having our annual  Dormition Picnic on Sunday, following Divine Liturgy.  Please make sure you are able to join us as we celebrate this great feast of our church and celebrate all that God has given us – especially each other.

COVID - 19 - 06/15/2021

With the easing of restrictions by our Metropolitan, the CDC and state and local authorities, we have revised the protocols for attending services at All Saints of America Orthodox Church. Here are the revised protocols:


Revised COVID Directives

All Saints of America Orthodox Church

June 2021


1. These new guidelines have been approved by the Parish Council and Fr. John Kreta at our June 1 Council Meeting and reflect the general directives from His Beatitude.

2. These new guidelines meet with newest local and state guidelines regarding COVID safety in indoor and outdoor activities.

3. These new guidelines reflect the agreement of Parish Council members and are unique to All Saints of America Orthodox Church (not based on other churches or Dioceses). We strongly state that these guidelines reflect an Orthodox Christian love for the welfare of all members of our church family. There should in no way be judgements or criticism made by church family members regarding other member’s opinions and/or decisions regarding how they chose to respond to the COVID pandemic, (i.e vaccines, masks, etc)

4. Vaccines: We are in agreement with Met. Tikhon that the decision to get a vaccine or not is the sole choice of each individual; Please treat each other with charity and love, no matter other people’s decision to get vaccinated or not.

5.  Masks:  Even though CDC guidelines, State guidelines, and His Beatitude’s directives allow for the removal of masks for the vaccinated only, we will still be requiring the wearing of masks at All Saints of America. This is so that we may be one with each other in solidarity for those who chose not to vaccinate and those who are at risk due to autoimmune deficiencies.

6. Temperatures:  we will no longer take temperatures at the door to the church or other buildings used by the church.  We will still ask that those who are not feeling well, or may be symptomatic, to please stay home, get well, and attend services via zoom.

7.  Pre-Registration: we no longer require pre-registration to attend a service.

8.  List of Participants: for the foreseeable future (until further notice) we will still keep a sign-in list of attendees for church events/services. This is for health reasons in case someone going forward tests positive for COVID-19 so that we can maintain any safety protocols should there be a positive test. In the event of an outbreak or positive COVID-19 test the Parish Council will confer with our Chancellor/Priest about how to respond.

9. Social Distancing: for now, we will not be enforcing the 6-foot distancing requirement inside the church, However, we strongly suggest that people maintain social distancing. We will keep the markers in the church for a reference for everyone.  

10.  Communion:  we will continue the current practice of individual spoons and napkins until further notice. As the Metropolitan has said, the goal of the Holy Synod is eventually to resume the single spoon practice, and we should start preparing ourselves for this.

11. Icon and Cross Veneration/candles:  This will be an individual choice. Those who would like to may go to the Icons, our relics and venerate them should feel free to do so. We will have the cross available for veneration at the conclusion of services and those who wish to venerate may do so, and those who prefer not to should come and give a slight bow out of love and respect. People should now feel free to move and pray around the church, light their own candles and pray for loved ones. Again ,we do ask everyone to be mindful of others and the distance between you.

12. Ventilation: We will continue to use the HAVC system and keep the windows and doors open to ensure healthy ventilation and filtration. 

13.  Coffee Hours:  We will now begin to have outdoor coffee hours after Liturgy. Coffee will be made, and individual creamers, disposable cups will be available for everyone. We hope to also provide some individual snacks/bagels etc that everyone can serve themselves (not served) and of course everyone is invited to bring their own food or beverages if they so choose.

14. In person meetings: for now, using ZOOM to continue our meetings is easy to do. There may be times, however, when meeting in person would allow for a more in-depth discussion.

15. These new directives will go into effect on Sunday June 20. The Parish Council will be reviewing these guidelines at its regular council meetings and updating them as our situation changes and/or as appropriate.

Icon Installed on Back wall - 04/07/2021

Our Iconographer, Fr. Andrew Tregobov has recently finished our Icons for the back wall. On Wednesday morning he came and with the help of some parishioners and friends the Icons were installed. What we see depicted is the image of Christ in Glory of the heavenly Hosts within the open doors of His Ethernal Kingdom calling His Mother, His Forerunner, our first parents Adam and Eve together with all of us as we "depart in peace"  takiing with us the knowledge fot he past; the history of salvation: the experience fo the present: our communion with the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit: and the joyful expectation of the future: the second coming of Christ.

A special thank you to all who donated to this Icon,  To Dennis Johnson, Mike Stumo, John Mongeau and Matthew Kreta who all helped Fr. to install the Icons. (for more pictures see our gallery)

We Begin the Fast - 03/07/2021

Great Lent is upon us! This Sunday, March 14 Divine Liturgy, followed by Forgiveness Vespers for the beginning of Lent.

During the first week of Great Lent, the Canon of St. Andrew of Crete will be prayed Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 

Pre-Sanctified Liturgies every Wednesday evening at 6:00 during Great Lent start on March 17th.

All COVID-19 Protocols must continue to be followed.


Blessing of Lake - 01/10/2021

Once again, the Good Lord has blessed us with glorious day to proceed to the lake for the Great Blessing of Water. "O Lord how Glorious are your works, and no hymns are sufficient to hymn Thy Wonders"  (Please see the gallery for more pictures)

Christmas Services - 12/17/2020

Due to protocols we have established for the safety and health of all of us during this pandemic and recent surge in COVID-19 cases in our area, we will have a modified cycle of services for the celebration of the Nativity of our Lord, God and Savior. We will have a modified compline and vigil combined with the Divine Liturgy on Christmas eve only, starting at 5 PM. Divine Liturgy on Christmas day will be at St. Nicholas in Pittsfield, MA.

Mission Vespers - 03/13/2020

The CT Deanery Mission Vespers scheduled for Sunday Afternoons during Great Lent have been cancelled. This was a pastoral decision made for the well being of all of our faithful.

Tonight's Akathist - 03/13/2020

Tonight's Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos will be led by the faithful. Fr. John will be serving the funeral service of Fr. Josef Patanrin in Pittsfield tonight and for Liturgy in the Morning.


During this Advent Season, All Saints of America will have a candlelight vespers every Saturday evening from November 16 until December 21. ALL ARE WELCOME to come, to pray, light a candle or just be still and meditate on the great gift of our Lord's Incarnation

Church open for Tours - 07/31/2019

This Saturday Dec 28 is the last Saturday All Saints of America will be open for visitors to come inside to pray and/or for a tour of the Church. The tours are from 3:30to 4:45. After this Saturday tours will still be given, but by appointment. Please call (860) 824-1340 to schedule a tour.

Feast Day Pilgrimage - 06/21/2019

Please join us at All Saints of America Orthodox Church for our Feast Day Pilgramage on Sunday, June 30, 2019.

3:00 pm Prayer Service to the Holy Theotokos 

4:00 pm Akathist Service to the Saints that have Labored in North America

Followed by refreshments

Akathist tonight CANCELLED - 03/14/2019

Fr. John will be traveling to St. Nicholas in Pittsfield this evening to serve the Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts. All are welcome to attend at St. Nicholas 

Study of Great Lent - 02/06/2019

We are holding a book group discussion on Great Lent, Journey to Pascha , by Fr. Alexander Schmemann on Sundays at 11:30 am from Feb 24 though Sunday April 14th. ALL ARE WELCOME!  You can come by the Church to pick up a copy of the book on Saturday evenings following vespers or Sunday mornings.

- 01/18/2019


Lenten Retreat - 02/14/2018

Lenten Retreat: Broken in the World and Made Whole in Christ" with speaker The Very Reverend Dr. Alexander Rentel on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at All Saints of America Orthodox Church, Salisbury, CT

files/Lenten-Retreat-poster-2018-with--rsvp-date.pdf (676kb)

Services forJanuary 5-7, 2018 - 01/05/2018

Weather reports for tonight and this weekend call for bitter and dangerously cold conditions.  Rather than putting parishioners at risk, Father John has revised and/or cancelled the following services:

Friday, January 5, 2018: Vespers Cancelled

Saturday Morning Liturgy, January 6: Cancelled.  The Great Feast of Theophany will be celebrated on Sunday, with the great Blessing of Water at the end of Liturgy.

Saturday Evening Vespers, January 6: Cancelled

Sunday Morning, January 7th: Liturgy will be celebrated!   We will celebrate the Feast on Sunday with the Great Blessing of Water.

Blessing of the Lake: Prayers will be recited during Liturgy with a very brief visit to the lake for one prayer and for the emersion of the cross with the singing of the Troparian.

Tonight's Services Postponed - 03/15/2017

Due to the significant amount of snow we recieved, I am afraid that the parking and conditions of the back roads leading to the Church will make it difficult and/or dangerous to hold services this evening.

We will Postpone the Divine Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts to Friday evening at 6:30 pm instead of Akathist (scheduled for 7:00).

Please be safe and warm and remember to keep the day Holy.


Fall Festival - 10/03/2016

Please visit us at St. John's Church on Rt 44 in Salisbury, CT during the Fall Festival, this weekend, Friday, October 7th and Saturday, October 8th from 10 AM to 4 PM.  We will have a raffle, ethnic foods, and other goodies for sale.  

Clothing and Back to School Giveaway - 08/08/2016

As we get ready to send our children back to school, All Saints of America is again organizing a clothing and school supply giveaway at the Church on Saturday, August 13th from 9 AM to 2 PM.  Anyone willing to donate clothes or school supplies can drop them off at the Church on Wed, Aug 10. or Thurs, Aug. 11.

Services for Great Lent - 04/13/2016

We now enter our Fifth week of Great Lent, with services to help us concentrate our focus and give us a mind of repentance.  This week's services:

Wed, April 13: 6:30 PM: Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts

Friday, April 15: 7:00 PM: Akathist to the Mother of God

Saturday, April 16: 5:00 PM: Great Vespers followed by General Confessions

Sunday, April 17: 9:30 AM:  Divine Liturgy: St Mary of Egypt

     4:00 PM: Unction Service - Three Saints, Ansonia, CT

Schedule of Services for Holy Week and Pascha 2016 - 03/08/2016

Lazarus Saturday, April 23
9:30 a.m. - Divine Liturgy for the Raising of Lazarus
5:00 p.m. - Great Vespers with Blessing of the Palms
Palm Sunday, April 24
10:00 a.m. - Divine Liturgy followed by Potluck
4:00 p.m. - Bridegroom Matins at All Saints Orthodox Church, Hartford
Great and Holy Monday, April 25
7:00 p.m. - Bridegroom Matins
Great and Holy Tuesday, April 26
7:00 p.m. - Bridegroom Matins
Great and Holy Wednesday, April 27
7:00 p.m. - Service of Holy Unction
Great and Holy Thursday, April 28
6:30 p.m. - Matins with the Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels, Followed by Decoration of the Tomb
Great and Holy Friday, April 29
3:00 p.m. - Burial Vespers
6:30 p.m. - Matins with Lamentations at the Tomb and Procession
Great and Holy Saturday, April 30
10:00 a.m. - Vesperal Liturgy, Descent into Hell with 15 Old Testament Prophecy Readings
11:30 p.m. - Nocturns
12:00 midnight - Procession, Matins, and Liturgy of Pascha followed by Potluck Dinner
12:00 noon - Vespers of Pascha with Gospel Readings in Various Languages, Followed by Egg Hunt
Bright Monday, May 2
10:00 a.m. - Divine Liturgy with Procession and Gospel Readings at the Four Corners of the Church

Bishop's Visit - 03/08/2016

On Saturday May14th, and Sunday May 15th , we will be visited by His Eminence, Archishop Nikon, Bishop of Boston, New England and the Albanian Archdiocese. This is also a great event the life of our Mission, and an opportunity to gather around the bishop in prayer and fellowship.  It is only with the Blessings and permission of our Bishop that we are able to have a parish and to serve the Divine Services. It is extremely important that ALL of us plan to be with, pray with and spend the day with our Spiritual Father of our Diocese during his visit to us. It is an opportunity for you to meet him and get to know him and ask questions of him and for him to do the same with us. Following the Divine Liturgy we will have a picnic. So please mark your calendars now. This is sure to be a joyous and exciting event.  Please make sure that nothing keeps you away from this blessed day! 

Akathist for St Raphael - 02/19/2016

On Saturday, February 27th at 5 PM, we will celebrate Akathist in front of the relics of St Raphael instead of vespers.  Please join us.

Adult Study - 02/08/2016

Adult study following Divine Liturgy on Sunday, February 14, 2016. Michael Parmalee will lead the discussion on the Baptist religion. All are cordially invited.

Adult Study - 01/21/2016

Adult study following Divine Liturgy on Sunday, January 24, 2016.  Hope Mongeau will lead the discussion on the Episcopalian religion.  All are cordially invited.

Adult Study - 01/02/2016

Adult study following Divine Liturgy, Sunday, January 3, 2016.  Dave Jardine will lead the discussion on the religion of Islam.  All are cordially invited.

Divine Liturgy Time Change - 06/06/2015

Reminder:  Divine Liturgy begins tomorrow and every Sunday, thereafter, at 9:30 AM.

25th Anniversary Weekend - 06/03/2015

Reminder: 25th Anniversary Celebration weekend:

Saturday, June 13th, 5 PM, AKATHIST to All Saints of America with veneration of the relics of the American Saints and Archbishop Nikon presiding.

Sunday, June 14th: 9:30 AM, Hierarchal Divine Liturgy with Archbishop Nikon

Anniversary luncheon following at 1 PM

Lecture: The Mystery and Meaning of Iconography - 04/26/2015

As part of our continuing celebration of our 25th Anniversary, we are hosting an Iconography lecture/retreat by the Very Reverend Andrew Tregubov, at All Saints of America on Saturday, May 16th from 1-4 PM followed by Great Vespers.  Fr Tregubov has written/painted 16 icons for our church in the traditional egg tempera technique.  He hopes to be bringing that day, our newest icon "Christ Pantocrator", an 8 foot icon that will be installed onto the ceiling of the church.  Reservations are not necessary, but appreciated.  Please leave a message at 860-824-1340 if you plan to attend.

Mission Vespers - 03/20/2015

Please join us Sunday, at 4 PM, when we will host all of our Clergy and Brothers and Sisters from throughout Connecticut for Mission Vespers.. 

Pysanky Egg Decorating Workshop: March 28, 2015 at 2 PM - 03/12/2015

Learn the traditional Ukrainian technique and theological symbolism, handed down for generations, of dying beautiful, complex, and colorful designs onto eggs using the ancient wax resist process.

This workshop is offered FREE* by All Saints of America Orthodox Christian Church in celebration of the Church's 25th Anniversary. ($15 materials fee only)

Preregister by calling Julianna Kreta at 860-480-7813

Taught by Julianna Kreta of Little Red Bird Studio.

* Materials fee only.

Feast of the Meeting of Our Lord - 01/30/2015

This Sunday, February 1st, we will celebrate the Feast of the Meeting of Our Lord and have the Blessing of Candles and all its Liturgical prayers.  We will also bless our new icon of St. Elizabeth the New Martyr, donated by the Radley family.

Compline and Vigil for the Feast of the Nativity - 12/18/2014

Please join us on Wednesday, December 24th at 5:30 PM

Divine Liturgy for the Nativity of The Lord - 12/18/2014

Please celebrate with us on Thursday, December 25th at 9:30 AM

Service tonight at 7 PM - 12/17/2014

St Herman of Alaska is the FIRST saint of America.  We will learn about his life tonight in prayer as we celebrate the Akathist Hymn to Saint Herman.

- 12/10/2014

Reminder: There will be no vespers this Saturday, December 13th.

Please join us on Sunday, at 10 AM for Divine Liturgy.

Daylight Savings Time - 10/31/2014

REMINDER:  Daylight Savings Time ends Saturday night.  We will move our clocks back an hour.

Adult Study on the Lives of our Patron Saints - 10/01/2014

Once each month, we will study the lives of our patron saints who lived in this land before us.  The presentation on Saint Basil, scheduled for Sunday, March 15th has been postponed until after Pascha; date to be determined.

Blessing of School children - 09/05/2014

This Sunday, September 7th, during Divine Liturgy, Father John will bless children of all ages who are returning to school.  Following the service, the celebration will continue with a pizza party for the children.

Archpastoral Visit - 09/03/2014

Archbishop NIKON will vist our parish during Great Vespers on Saturday October 4th at 5 PM and, on Sunday, October 5th we will greet the Bishop at 10 AM.  Following entrance prayers, we will immediately start Divine Liturgy.  We will have a potluck luncheon following liturgy so everyone will have an opportunity to meet and talk with his Eminence.  Please remember that when greeting the Bishop, one does not put out their hand for a handshake, but rather cups right hand over left and approaches the Bishop with the words "Master Bless".  Conversation then follows.  We hope to see you then!

Salisbury, CT Fall Festival - 09/03/2014

Friday and Saturday, October 10th and 11th, from 10 AM to 4 PM 

Find us in town at St. John's Episcopal Church in Salisbury.  They are graciously allowing us to share their space for the festival.  We will be selling baked goods, ethnic foods, jams, cakes, and cheeses,   You won't want to miss this event!


August 9th: Akathist to Saint Herman of Alaska - 07/27/2014

It is very important that we all attend the Akathist services dedicated to our Patron Saints.  The next one will be on August 9th: Akathist to Saint Herman of Alaska.  On this day, many of the faithful throughout the country make the annual pilgrimage to Kodiak, Alaska, where St. Herman's body lies in repose in Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, and then pile into boats to go to Spruce Island where Fr Herman lived.  We have his relic at our church and it is a great blessing, not to be squandered or taken for grante.  So, come to the service, make your own personal pilgrimage to our church that day, pray, and be anointed!

Clothing Drive on Saturday, August 16th - 07/27/2014

On Saturday, August 16th from 9 AM to 2 PM, we will again host our annual back-to-school clothing drive.

Clothing to be donated can be dropped off on Wed, Aug. 13th and Thursday, Aug. 14th at the church.

Summer Schedule - 05/24/2014

Remember that Liturgy begins at 9:30 am June 1st through August 31!

Clothing Drive at All Saints of America - 08/25/2013

FREE CLOTHING AVAILABLE Nov. 9th.  If you are in need of clothing for  your family grades k-12, please come to All Saints of America Orthodox Christian Church, 313 Twin Lakes Road, Salisbury, CT on  Saturday, November 9 between the hours of 9 am and 2 pm.  If you do not find what you need, we will try to find a way to help you.  Questions? Call Evelyn, 860 364 1070.  
CLOTHING DRIVE IN PROGRESS NOW! Free clothes will be distributed on Nov. 9 at All Saints of America Orthodox Christian Church between the hours of 9 am and 2 pm. YOU CAN HELP MAKE THIS EVENT A GREAT SUCCESS by dropping off good, clean, clothing at the church on Wednesday Nov. 6 and Thursday Nov. 7. The church is located at 313 Twin Lakes Road, just down the road from O'Hara's Landing, Salisbury. CT.  Children's school clothes are what is needed. A donation of school supplies or a monetary donation for this cause is also greatly appreciated. If you have questions, please call Evelyn at 860 364 1070.

Holy Week and Pascha 2013 - 04/26/2013

Lazarus Saturday, April 27
9:00 a.m. - Divine Liturgy for the Raising of Lazarus (followed by church cleaning)
5:00 p.m. - Great Vespers followed by Personal Confessions
Palm Sunday, April 28
10:00 a.m. - Divine Liturgy
4:00 p.m. - Bridegroom Matins at Holy Transfiguration in New Haven, CT
Great and Holy Monday, April 29
7:00 p.m. - Bridegroom Matins
Great and Holy Tuesday, April 30
7:00 p.m. - Bridegroom Matins
Great and Holy Wednesday, May 1
7:00 p.m. - Service of Holy Unction
Great and Holy Thursday, May 2
10:00 a.m. - Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil - Lord’s Last Supper
6:30 p.m. - Matins with the Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels
Great and Holy Friday, May 3
3:00 p.m. - Burial Vespers
7:00 p.m. - Matins with Lamentations
Great and Holy Saturday, May 4
10:00 a.m. - Vesperal Liturgy with 15 Old Testament Prophecy Readings
11:30 p.m. - Nocturns
12:00 a.m. - Matins and Liturgy of Pascha
12:00 p.m. - Vespers of Pascha (followed by egg hunt for the children)
Bright Monday, May 6
10:00 a.m. - Divine Liturgy

Feb. 10 Divine Liturgy Cancelled due to Snow - 02/09/2013

The secondary roads many of us take and Twin Lakes Rd to the church are very messy and may be worse tomorrow after they freeze this evening. That combined with the very limited space to park, (since the roads are still not fully plowed on Twin Lakes), makes it somewhat risky to chance coming. We will have our Study of the Liturgy next week as well. BUT IT IS SUNDAY, and we still need to gather our families together in prayer and worship. The following links will give you the reader’s service that I hope you will pray tomorrow.

Reader’s Service:


Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord, God, and Savior - 12/22/2012

Tuesday, December 25, 9:30 am.

Compline & Vigil for the Nativity Feast - 12/22/2012

Monday, December 24, 5:30 pm

The Elevation of the Cross - 09/06/2012

Thursday, September 13, 2011
6:00 PM
Vesperal Liturgy for the Feast

The Nativity of the Theotokos - 09/05/2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

6:00 PM
Vesperal Liturgy for the Feast

Special Parish Meeting - 09/01/2012

The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America has given it's blessing for a special All-American Council to be held this November 13, 2012. The Sole purpose for this meeting is the election of a New Metropolitan to be the Primate of the Church. The Statutes of the OCA require that the lay delegates who represent their respective parishes be elected at a parish meeting. Since there was no AAC scheduled when we had our parish meeting in January, we did not elect a delegate. Therefore we will hold a special parish meeting for the sole purpose of electing a lay delegate to represent All Saints of America. This special meeting will take place following Divine Liturgy on September 23, 2012

The Ascension of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ - 05/19/2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
6:00 PM
Vesperal Liturgy for the Feast

Services During Great and Holy Week and Pascha - 02/27/2012

Lazarus Saturday, April 7
10:00 a.m. - Liturgy for the Raising of Lazarus (followed by church cleaning)
5:00 p.m. - Great Vespers followed by Personal Confessions

Palm Sunday, April 8
10:00 a.m. - Divine Liturgy

Great and Holy Monday, April 9
6:30 p.m. - Bridegroom Matins

Great and Holy Tuesday, April 10
6:30 p.m. - Bridegroom Matins

Great and Holy Wednesday, April 11
6:30 p.m. - Service of Holy Unction

Great and Holy Thursday, April 12
6:30 p.m. - Matins with the Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels (followed by setting up of tomb)

Great and Holy Friday, April 13
3:00 p.m. - Vespers of Christ's Death and Burial
6:30 p.m. - Matins with Lamentations and Procession

Great and Holy Saturday, April 14
10:00 a.m. - Liturgy of Christ's Descent and Victory over Hades
11:30 p.m. - Nocturns

12:00 a.m. - Pascha Matins and Divine Liturgy
12:00 p.m. - Vespers of Pascha (followed by egg hunt for the children)

Bright Monday, April 16
10:00 a.m. - Paschal Divine Liturgy

No Divine Liturgy 10-30-2011 - 10/29/2011

Due to hazardous road conditions, we will not meet for Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 30, 2011.

The Nativity of the Theotokos - 09/04/2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
6:00 PM
Vesperal Liturgy for the Feast

UPDATE: Those of you traveling from the North (MA) may want to take Silver Rd off of Rt 7 as some of the other roads are flooding by the river.

Archpastoral Visit by His Grace, Bishop NIKON - 08/02/2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011
5:00 PM
Great Vespers

Sunday, August 21, 2011
9:30 AM
Hierarchical Divine Liturgy followed by Pot-Luck Picnic

The Feast of the Transfiguration - 08/02/2011

Friday, August 5, 2011
6:00 PM
Vesperal Liturgy for the Feast

Holy Week and Pascha Services 2011 - 04/12/2011

Palm Sunday (4/17)
10:00 am - Divine Liturgy
4:00 pm - Bridegroom Matins at SS Cyril and Methodius, Terryville, CT

Great and Holy Monday (4/18)
7:00 pm - Bridegroom Matins

Great and Holy Tuesday (4/19)
7:00 pm - Bridegroom Matins

Great and Holy Wednesday (4/20)
7:00 pm - Service of Holy Unction

Great and Holy  Thursday (4/21)
10:00 am - Divine Liturgy, Commemoration of the Lord's Supper
6:30 pm - Matins with the Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels

Great and Holy Friday (4/22)
3:00 pm - Burial Vespers
7:00 pm - Matins with Lamentations at the Tomb

Great and Holy Saturday (4/23)
10:00 am - Divine Liturgy, Descent into Hell, with 13 OT Readings
11:30 pm - Nocturns
Pascha (4/24)
12:00 am - Procession, Matins and Liturgy of Pascha followed by Community Pot Luck Dinner
12:00 noon - Vespers of Pascha followed by Easter Egg Hunt for Children of the Community

Vespers Cancelled Tonight - 02/05/2011

Due to the icing on the roads and dangerous driving conditions there will not be any vespers this evening. We are planning on Liturgy in the morning.

In Christ,
Fr. John

The Nativity of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ - 11/15/2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010
9:30 AM

Divine Liturgy

Daily Vespers & Adult Study - 11/15/2010

Wednesdays beginning December 8, 2010
6:30 PM

UPDATE: Due to the severe weather conditions, and all the downed trees and flooding, our Adult study for December 1 is canceled.
This month we will study the Divine Liturgy - what it is, what it means, and our participation in it. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Orthodox Faith and how to make worship more meaningful and fruitful in our lives. All are encouraged to make this a must in our Lenten journeys to the birth of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ.

We will resume our Vespers and Adult study on Wednesday Janurary 12, 2011

Salisbury, CT, Fall Festival - 09/05/2010

Friday, October 8, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010

Find us in town at St. John's Episcopal Church
, which graciously allows us to share their space for the Salisbury, CT, Fall Festival.  We will be selling baked goods, jams and cakes, cheeses, and ethnic foods.  We will have the use of the kitchen at St. John's on Friday afternoon this year - you won't want to miss out!

Wednesday Adult Study/Bible Group - 09/01/2010

UPDATE: because of schedule conflicts, the start date has been postponed by 1 week:

Beginning on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at 6:30 PM, we will be starting 4-week sessions on various topics related to explaining our Faith, its Liturgy, Tradition, the use of the Bible, comparative theologies, use of the material world (incense, relics, water, etc.).  We'll take a few weeks off between sessions.  If there is a particular area you would like to see covered, please let us know!  All are welcome.

The Dormition of the Theotokos - 08/01/2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010
5:00 PM
Great Vespers with Litya

Sunday, August 15, 2010
9:30 AM
Divine Liturgy followed by the Blessing of the Flowers

Vesperal Liturgy for the Feast of the Transfiguration - 08/01/2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010
6:00 PM
Vesperal Liturgy followed by the Blessing of the Fruit (so bring fruit!)

40-Day Memorial for Andrew Pike - 08/01/2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
6:00 PM

20th Anniversary OPEN HOUSE - 07/01/2010

JULY 31, 2010
2:00 PM - FREE - Everyone Is Invited!

2:00-3:00    Our Guest, Father Vladimir Aleandro, Presents Journey to the Turkana Tribe of Kenya
3:00-4:00    Refreshments and Tour of the Church with an Explanation of Our Icons
4:00-4:30    Vespers

Journey to the Turkana Tribe of Kenya
Come and experience these wonderful people: witness their daily life, singing, dancing, worship, and beautiful spirit.

Up coming events at All Saints of America - 04/04/2010

Fr. John will be away: from April 6 - April 17. If you need to speak with a priest you may call either Fr. John Pawelchak @ (860) 453-4037 or the dean Fr. Vladimir Aleandro @ (203) 267-1330

Sunday April 18 : Delventhal Baptism

Saturday May 1 : Baptism of Ryan Lewis @ 1:00 pm

Saturday May 8 : Blessing of John Tavlarios’s new prayer chapel in Hillsdale NY.  After the blessing of  the chapel we will be holding  vesper services there. Our community of All Saints is invited to attend and there will be a dinner afterwards catered by The 4 brothers. It should be quite an event.

Lenten Retreat at All Saints of America - 02/14/2010

On Saturday March 13, we will be hosting a lenten retreat entitled " Mary, Mysteries and Mission: The fundamentals of the Christian life". Fr. Chad Hatfield, Chancellor of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in NY and former Dean of St. Hermans Theological Seminary in Kodiak, Alaska will be the retreat speaker. Please come join - Everyone is invited!

Blessing of the Lake - Theophany 2010 - 12/10/2009

This year we will have the Blessing of the Lake on Sunday Jan.10 , 2010. Please remember this and dress accordingly, and make sure to bring a friend.

click here to see pictures

Christmas Eve Holy Supper - 12/10/2009

As has become our little tradition at All Saints of America, on the eve of the Nativity, we will gather together for the Holy Supper Meal. We will start the dinner promptly at 4:00 p.m. before Compline, which will begin at 6:00 p.m. This is a traditional meal that the faithful come together to partake of on Christmas Eve to remind us of the birth of Christ. We start with bitter foods and end with sweet foods. All are Lenten foods since the Nativity Fast does not end until the Liturgy of Christmas Day. The bitter foods, like garlic remind us that until the coming of Christ the Savior, man’s life was one of despair and bitterness. The sweet foods like honey remind us of the pleasant moments of life. Grain dishes remind us of the simple and ordinary moments as well as the bread from heaven…the Lord Jesus Christ. The 12 courses represent the Twelve Tribes of Israel and the Twelve Disciples who followed Jesus. Please come and be part of this beautiful and meaningful tradition.

Summer Schedule - 05/01/2009

Please remember that from June 1- August 31, Sunday Liturgy starts at 9:30 am instead of the normal 10:00 am, with no Church School in the summer.


Following our fellowship with Bishop Nikon during his Archpastoral visit to us on Sunday June 14th, we have invited the priests and parishioners of the Churches that have been holding and venerating the Icons and Relics of our patron saints. With His Grace present, the priests will process into our church with the Icons and they will be placed in our newly created Shrine on the right side of the Iconostasis and we will sing the Akathist Hymn to All the Saints of North America. All are invited to come!

Mission Vespers - 03/04/2009


Weekly Mission Vespers are held on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. throughout Lent.  These Lenten services are held in various churches throughout the diocese.  These services provide an opportunity for us to gather with and pray with other  faithful throughout the deanery and to share in the fellowship meals provided after the service. .  The schedule is as follows:

March 8th, Sunday of Orthodoxy –Holy Trinity Greek Church, Waterbury, Ct.

March 15th, St. Gregory of Palamas –All Saints, Hartford, CT

March 22nd, FORCC Mission Vespers –  TBA

March 29th, St. John of the Ladder–Dormition of the Theotokos, Stamford, Ct

April 5th,  Holy Unction Service –Nativity of the Virgin, Waterbury, Ct.

April 12th,  Bridegroom Matins –Holy Transfiguration, New Haven, Ct.

Lenten Retreat - 03/04/2009

St. Vladimir's Seminary alumnus The V. Rev. Dr. Alexander Atty ('79)
will give three presentations focused on the theme "Good and Faithful  Servants" at the annual public Lenten Retreat, to be held Saturday,  April 4, 2009 on the seminary campus. Fr. Alexander, who is Rector of  St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church, Louisville, KY, will speak about "The Good and Faithful Pastor," "The Good and Faithful  Parishioner," and "The Good and Faithful Parish." The retreat presentations are free of charge, but advance registration is required. There is a $10 charge at the door for
brunch (check or cash).
Register on our Web site


Charity Basket Collections - 03/02/2009

Every June we receive an appeal of our national church to help support our three seminaries. This year for our May and June collection we will collect for the Protopresbyter Joseph P. Kreta scholarship for students at St. Herman’s Seminary in Kodiak, Alaska. Please give to this investment of the future life of our church.


AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS! - 11/16/2008

We join with the voices of all the faithful of the Orthodox Church in America is proclaiming AXIOS (he is worthy) to our newly elected Primate of the Orthodox Church in America His Beatitude Metropolitan JONAH

On Wednesday, November 12, 2008, His Grace, Bishop Jonah of Fort Worth was elected Archbishop of Washington and New York and Metropolitan of All America and Canada at the 15th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America.

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah was born James Paffhausen in Chicago, IL, and was baptized into the Episcopal Church. While still a child, his family later settled in La Jolla, CA, near San Diego. He was received into the Orthodox Church in 1978 at Our Lady of Kazan Moscow Patriarchal Church, San Diego, while a student at the University of California, San Diego. Later, he transferred to UC Santa Cruz, where he was instrumental in establishing an Orthodox Christian Fellowship.

After completing studies at UCSC, James attended St. Vladimir's Seminary, graduating with a Master of Divinity degree in 1985 and a Master of Theology in Dogmatics in 1988.

He went on to pursue studies towards a Ph.D. at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, but interrupted those studies to spend a year in Russia.

In Moscow, working for Russkiy Palomnik at the Publishing Department of the Moscow Patriarchate, he was introduced to life in the Russian church, in particular monastic life. Later that year, he joined Valaam Monastery, having found a spiritual father in the monastery's Abbot, Archimandrite Pankratiy. It was Archimandrite Pankratiy's spiritual father, the Elder Kyrill at Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, who blessed James to become a priestmonk. He was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood in 1994 and in 1995 was tonsured to monastic rank at St. Tikhon's Monastery, South Canaan, PA, having received the name Jonah.

Returning to California, Fr. Jonah served a number of missions and was later given the obedience to establish a monastery under the patronage of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco. The monastery, initially located in Point Reyes Station, CA, recently moved to Manton in Northern California, near Redding. During his time building up the monastic community, Fr. Jonah also worked to establish missions in Merced, Sonora, Chico, Eureka, Redding, Susanville, and other communities in California, as well as in Kona, HI.

In the spring of 2008, the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America elevated Fr. Jonah to the rank of Archimandrite and he was given the obedience to leave the monastery and take on the responsibilities of auxiliary bishop and chancellor for the Diocese of the South.

Bishop Jonah's episcopal election took place on September 4, 2008, at an extraordinary meeting of the Holy Synod of Bishops. Earlier in the summer, his candidacy was endorsed by the Diocese of the South's Diocesan Council, shortly after Bishop Jonah had participated in the diocese's annual assembly.

Bishop Jonah was consecrated Bishop of Forth Worth and Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of the South, at St. Seraphim Cathedral, Dallas, TX, on Saturday, November 1, 2008. Consecrating hierarchs included His Eminence, Archbishop Dmitri of Dallas and the South, Locum tenens of the Metropolitan See; His Grace, Bishop Tikhon of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania; His Grace, Bishop Benjamin of San Francisco and the West; and His Grace, Bishop Alejo of Mexico City and the Exarchate of Mexico.

Metropolitan Jonah will be installed by the OCA's Holy Synod of Bishops at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Washington, DC, on December 28, 2008.

May the Lord bless His Beatitude, Jonah, newly-elected Metropolitan of All America and Canada with many years of fruitful service in His Holy Vineyard.

Eis polla eti, Despota!


Konevets Concert - 06/18/2008

Our Parish will once again host the Konevet Quartet on Tuesday October 14th. This acclaimed Quartet from St. Petersburg, Russia, preforms a moving and delightful performance of Russian sacred and folk music. In the great Russian traditions, the Quartet sings as a chamber choir with a common harmonic sound. Their repertoire includes both Russian sacred music, ancient and modern; and Russian folk songs, many of which were suppressed during communist times.

The Konevets Quartet has taken part in over 20 international festivals in Russia, England, America, France, Italy, Ireland and Throughout Scandinavia.  please Call (860) 435-9632 for tickets or more information.

Baseball Outing - 06/15/2008

We have scheduled a parish family outing to go see the ROCK CATS semi-pro baseball team on Thursday evening July 23th. It’s a time for us to all have a fun and relaxing time together (even if you’re not crazy about Baseball). Please come and join the fun and fellowship. We have a sign up sheet at the back of the Church and will need a head count soon, so that we can order tickets all together. Please see Hope for further details

Blood Drive - 12/10/2006

 Noble Horizons invites community members to participate in its annual Christmas Eve Blood Drive on Saturday, December 23 from 7:30 am-12:30 pm in the Community Room. During the season of giving, there is no gift more precious than the gift of life! To encourage donations, as well as to further advance the spirit of giving, the Red Cross will give to all presenting donors a t-shirt and free entry into a drawing for $200 toward home heating costs, and a drawing for a pair of tickets to a UCONN men's and women's home game. Please call 1-800-give-life to schedule an appointment to donate. Noble Horizons is located at 17 Cobble Road, Salisbury, CT

Fall Festival - 09/09/2006

This year’s fall festival is scheduled for Oct 6-7. In addition to our needed bake goods, jams and cakes there is a new element this year. We will be a silent auction and we are allowed six items to be auctioned. All proceeds will go to the church. If you have items that you would like to donate, please see Hope.

Adult Studies - 09/01/2006

There are a number of adult educational opportunities coming up these next two months. More information for all of these are on the bulletin board in the rear of the Church.

SVS LECTURE SERIES IN NEW HAVEN; On Monday evenings from Sept 18, - Oct. 16 is a lecture series with six lectures on different aspects of “A Christian ending to our life: The Mystery of Death”.BIBLE STUDY; We are resuming our Bible studies on the First and Third Wednesdays of the month starting on Sept. 20th.. We are continuing of study on the Gospel of St. Matthew.ORTHODOX EDUCATION DAY; This years’ theme is “All Ages, One Faith: Exploring the Inter-Generational Nature of the Orthodox Church”. Ed day this year is on Saturday Oct. 7th.  (More information can be found at

CROP Walk - 09/01/2006

All Saints of America will again participate in the NW area CROP walk. This event sponsored by the WCC is to raise money to help feed the world's hungry. If you would like to sponsor one of our walkers, or walk yourself, Please contact Fr. John from the contact page on this web site.

Family and Friends Fellowship Sundays - 04/20/2006

Family and Friends Fellowship Sundays

An hour of discussion, contemplation, learning, teaching, asking, talking, enlightenment.

Our Christian heritage is not only a fertile source for spiritual healing, it is a font of Truth soothing the intellect. It is not only a comfort, but also a challenge and a Mystery. Come to learn more about the Christian heritage, its meaning, its context, how it fits into liturgical service and daily life. We’ll always have two levels of discussions going: one for the adults and one for the children.

All Saints of America Family and Friends Fellowship Sundays will be held on the first Sunday of the month (usually) immediately following our liturgical service, and includes a light brunch followed by a discussion of one of the saints, feast days, or events of importance to the Church. Come for worship, enjoy the food, profit from and contribute to the discussion: come for one or for all. Brunch starts at 11:30; discussions start at 12:15; we will end by 1:15, but we encourage continued questions in informal groups afterward.

Our last family and friends Sunday is scheduled for Sunday May 7th. We are fortunate to have with us on that day Protopresbyter Joseph Kreta. Fr. Kreta was the protector of the relics of St. Herman of Alaska for 25 years, and will give us a presentation on the Life and Miracles of St. Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of America and First Saint of America. Please be sure to tell and bring your friends for fellowship and this presentation.

313 Twin Lakes Road, in Salisbury Ct. For directions or answers, call Father John at 860 824 1340

Installation of Bishop of New England - 11/19/2005

Plans announced for installation of Bishop Nikon as bishop of New England
Article posted: 11/17/2005 10:36 AM

His Grace, Bishop Nikon of Boston, New England, and the Albanian Archdiocese
BOSTON, MA [OCA Communications] — His Grace, Bishop Nikon will be installed as Bishop of New England at Holy Trinity Cathedral here December 16-18-2005.

Bishop Nikon of Boston and the Albanian Archdiocese was elected to fill the New England Dicoese's vacant episcopal see by the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America during their fall session at the OCA chancery on December 19, 2005. Bishop Nikon will bear the title of Bishop of Boston and New England and the Albanian Archdiocese.

The installment weekend will open on Friday, December 16 with the celebration of Vespers at the cathedral at 6:00 p.m.

On Saturday, December 17, the greeting of the hierarchs will commence at 9:00 a.m., after which the Hours and Divine Liturgy will be celebrated. A reception will follow in the cathedral's D'Arbeloff Hall

At 1:30 p.m. a banquet honoring Bishop Nikon will be held at the Elements Cafe.

On Sunday, December 18, Bishop Nikon will celebrate the Divine Liturgy at the cathedral at 9:00 a.m.

Information on banquet reservations -- tickets are $60.00 per person -- and the commemorative program book is available on the cathedral web site at Deadline for banquet reservations is December 5, 2005.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree Guest Suites, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, at a rate of $79.00. The rooms are reserved in the name of Holy Trinity Cathedral and must be booked no later than November 17. Please contact the Hotel at 617-783-0090 or through their website:

U.N. Orthodox Prayer Service - 09/01/2005

The Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) and the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches have invited us to the annual Orthodox Prayer Service for the United Nations Community. The service will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Archdiocesan Cathedral at 319 East 74th St in New York City on Tuesday October 11th. More information can be obtained by calling Fr. Djodkan Majstorovic at (212) 242-9240 or e-mailing him at

Sitka Icon of the Mother of God - 09/01/2005

For the first time in history, the wonderworking

Sitka Icon of the Mother of God will be taken on pilgrimage to over 60 Orthodox Christian parishes across the US. Special services will be celebrated in every parish along the pilgrimage's "coast-to-coast" route. The icon, a 19th-century variation of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, is adorned with a magnificent gold and silver risa, or metal covering. The icon was commissioned for Sitka's Archangel Michael Cathedral by Saint Innocent Veniaminov in the early 1800s and has been enshrined in the cathedral since its arrival some 150 years ago. Miraculously, the icon survived a fire that destroyed the original cathedral in 1966. Over the years, many healings and miracles have been credited through the intercession of the Holy Virgin in response to prayers offered by countless faithful before the icon. We will have the opportunity to venerate and pray before this Holy Icon when it is at Holy Transfiguration in New Haven on the evening of Wednesday Oct. 19th. You will also find a history of the icon in this bulletin.

Hurricane Katrina - 09/01/2005

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Herman, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, called upon the Church’s faithful to “give sacrificially” to efforts aimed at relieving the suffering of the hundreds of thousands of individuals in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi victimized by Hurricane Katrina
We are dedicating the next two months charity basket to IOCC to help them in their efforts to bring food, medicine and comfort to our brothers and sisters affected by this tragedy.
In an effort to maximize relief efforts, the faithful are being asked to send their donations directly to the Baltimore-based International Orthodox Christian Charities [IOCC], which has already dispatched teams to the affected area and is monitoring the rapidly deteriorating situation there.
Faithful are asked to send their donations to IOCC “Hurricane Relief,” PO Box 630225, Baltimore, Maryland, 21263-0225. Contributions may also be made by calling IOCC’s toll-free donation hotline at 877-803-4622.

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God..."
Isaiah 41:10
Merciful Lord, In the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, we come to You for help on behalf of all the devastated victims. Comfort families grieving the loss of loved ones and calm the anxious hearts of those still waiting to hear from relatives and friends. May the injured feel Your healing and soothing touch at this time. Lord, help those facing the task of rebuilding their lives to find the fortitude and courage to move forward. Replace discouragement with hope for the future. Guide recovery teams as they work to restore power, water and
communications in the disaster areas and shorten this time of restoration.
In Your name we pray, believing You are able to do all that we ask. Amen.


On Saturday October 1st, is the 36 annual Orthodox Education Day at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. For more information please see the seminary's web site,

Pilrimage to the Monastery of New Skete - 07/01/2005

On August 6th, the feast of the Transfiguration  of our Lord and Savior, we will be traveling to the pilgrimage at the monastery of New Skete in Cambridge, NY. The theme of the pilgrimage is “Monastic life, Transfiguration, and the Spirit of Happiness.” There will be two presentations and tours of the monastery. As their invitation to us states, “The Monastic Communities of New Skete understand the monastic life as a living expression of the faith, a calling to theosis - a life of true happiness shared with the Divine.” If you would like to join us please call Fr. John


The OPF will be holding a conference at St. Vladimir’s Seminary on July 29-31, which will highlight Orthodox ministries of social outreach, including ministries to pregnant women and mothers in crisis, to the homeless, the mentally ill, children, prisoners, and inner city/ interracial ministry of reconciliation. More information can be found on their web site at:

A Symposium on the Passion Of Christ - 03/06/2005

Bishop Kallistos (Ware) author of the book "The Orthodox Church" will lead a Symposium on as Orthodox hymnography declares that "through the cross joy has come into all the world"
The Symposium will take place April 3-4 at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in Crestwood, N.Y. For more information please visit the seminary's web site at

Chrismation of Joseph Bascarino - 01/01/2005

By God's grace, we will be recieving Joseph into the Holy Orthodox Faith prior the the celebration of the Divine Liturgy on Sunday April 3rd. May Our Good Lord Grant Joseph many faithful years in His service.

Food Pantry Collections - 01/01/2005

Every month All Saints of America collects food for the local food pantry called the Owls Kitchen. Each month they identify a certain food or item that they especially need. . If you would like to contribute, we collect the food every Sunday at Liturgy.

First Annual Pan-Orthodox Education Day Conference - 06/01/2004

On Saturday June 12, 2004,Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Bridgeport will host this Conference. This years topic will be Celebrating the Orthodox Faith.  For more information please call Gale Bellas-Papageorge at (203) 366-1187

Female Saints Icon Exhibit - 05/23/2004

The Woodstock artist Association,Inc will hold a exhibit entitled Female Saints Within Iconography. The exhibit runs from June 12 to July 4, 2004, and features the Icons of Mary Anne O'Malley. More information is avaiable at

Trip to NYC - 04/26/2004

We are trying to plan a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to visit the exhibit on Icons and other liturgical Items from the Byzantine empire. We hope to go on Saturday June 26th. If you would like to join us please contact Fr. John at

Lenten Luncheon Talk - 03/03/2004

On Wednesday, March 17,2004, Fr. John Pawelchak will give a talk and meditation on the Orthodox perspective of the lenten discipline of almsgiving. The talk begins at 11:50 a.m. at the Congregational Church in Salisbury, CT. 

Visit from Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church - 02/16/2004

On Wednesday April 6th, the Parishioners from the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Waterbury, will be joining us in the Celebration of the Liturgy of Pre-Santified Gifts

Church services

REMINDER: Beginning Sunday, September 7th, services will begin at 10 AM.

Baptism of George Radley

On Saturday, July 19th at 4 PM we will have the prayers for a new mother, Julia Radley.  Immediately following, we will have the baptism of newborn child of God, George Radley.  Following, we will have a small get-together to both welcome Julian back and George to the church.

On Sunday, during the liturgy, we will church the newly baptized George, at which time he will receive his first communion.  After liturgy, there will be a pot luck celebration for the newly Baptized and Churched, Child of God, George, and his family.


Feast of the Prophet Elijah and Blessing of vehicles

Since Sunday, July 20, 2014 is the Feast of the Prophet, Elijah, at the concluding prayers at Liturgy, Father John will bless everyone's vehicles.

Summer's Over

September is here, and Liturgy is back to its regular Sunday morning time at 10:00 AM.