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

2022 Stewardship Form

Please print and forward a completed copy to the church office.

Download Stewardship Form

Holy Spirit Philoptochos Book Club (HSPBC)

Open to All Parishioners

Wednesday, February 9 at 6:30 pm
Monday, March 14 at 6:30 pm
Monday, April 11 at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, June 8 at 6:30 pm

Currently offered in-person at church and via Zoom. Contact Anna Pink for the zoom link.

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Collection for St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center

Holy Spirit Philoptochos will be collecting items in the fellowship hall from now to the end of April 2022 to help patients and clients meet basic needs at St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center on 417 South Avenue, where health is a community effort.

Follow the link below to view a variety of items on their wish list, which is also available in the fellowship hall.

View Wish List

St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center provides comprehensive physical and mental health services to uninsured and under-insured people in and around Rochester, New York. The Center offers doctors and nurses, counselors and therapists, nutritionists and social workers, and over 100 licensed providers of health care, as well as referring clients to other departments and partner agencies to address social determinants of health that include safe housing, dependable transportation, personal safety, good food and nutrition to contribute to positive health outcomes.

Philoptochos "No Bake" Sale

Since the pandemic has limited our ability to have our usual November fundraisers, the treasury has rapidly decreased. In lieu of our usual traditions, we passed a tray on Nov. 21, 2021, but we will accept donations anytime. Please plan on donating to Philoptochos what you would have spent on ingredients or what you would have bought at these two sales to keep Holy Spirit Philoptochos alive and able to continue our many philanthropic obligations and works. Make checks payable to "Holy Spirit Philoptochos" and put "Bakeless Bake Sale" in the memo line."

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Traditional Orthodox Christian Burial Presentation

The Traditional Orthodox Christian Burial Presentation we had on Sunday, Oct. 31, can be viewed on our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/HolySpiritGreekOrthodoxChurch

Note: The audio is low - so you may need to turn the volume up and use headphones.

You can also visit us on our Social Media sites:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/HolySpiritGreekOrthodoxChurch

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9BghWQGfJrGbtbH3JBg2NA


Support Our Ministries

Click here to make a contribution to support Holy Spirit

In order to assure that the church receives the full value of your donation, please consider increasing your donation to cover the 4% fee charged by PayPal for their service.

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Services at Holy Spirit

Sundays: Orthros: 8:45 AM | Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM

We can view live services on Facebook or see the recordings for later viewing.



Click here to View Father Jim's Homilies

Face Masks Required

Until February 1, 2022, as mandated by New York State

New Covid Policy: Masks are Required. Extra masks are available in the entryway and in the narthex.

Thank you.
Office of the Metropolitan

AGES Initiatives

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

Other sites to see:


Encyclicals from Patriarchate and Archdiocese are not available to insert.


Check our Calendar for other events...

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...