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About St Gregory's:

We meet for prayer at Union Theological Seminary. Orthodox services are held in English in the Lampman Chapel in the Main Quad.

The serving priest, the V. Rev. Fr. John A. McGuckin, teaches theology at both Union Seminary and Columbia University. Saint Gregory's is one of the few exclusively English language Orthodox communities in Manhattan.

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Fr John preaching

Fr J preaching


Historical Note:
Orthodoxy has been present on Union's campus since the nineteen fifties when Georges Florovsky (one of the early founders of the WCC) and the Alexander Schmemann came to the campus with the fledgling St. Vladimir's seminary. This was a period before they bought land and built the present seminary buildings in Crestwood, New York. At first, with the encouragement of Union President Henry Pitney Van Dusen, they rented Union buildings (lodging their first seminarians in a Union building --now the Olive Tree Deli on Broadway). For morning worship they bussed down to to the Orthodox cathedral on Second Street.

St Gregory's is part of the diocesan structure of the Romanian Orthodox Archdioces in the Americas.

For Further Information:
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