St. Mary's Protection
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of USA
10 Oakwood Street Bridgeport, Ct











Ecumenical Patriarch


Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A.


 + Eastern Eparchy


Metropolitan Antony

Archbishop Daniel


Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of USA webpage

Face book:  St Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church Bridgeport





Welcome to St. Mary's. We are a warm community welcoming all who visit.

Come and experience the Holy Orthodox Faith with us. 




                                             CHRIST IS AMONG US!


It is with great joy that we, Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Mary's Protection, have been blessed by our Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian      Orthodox Church of the USA, His Eminence Metropolitain Antony, Archbishop Daniel,  to change our Ecclesiastical Calendar to the                     New Julian (revised) Calendar.

We will begin our new Ecclesiastical Year on March 25, 2024 - The Feast of the Annunciation of the Birth-Giver of God. 


Easter will be counted on the same principle as it was.  The date of Easter will not depend on the calendar change and will remain in the same place as it was.


We would like to invite you to come and worship in our temple, together with one mouth and one heart to praise God!  We pray that God blesses your life, and know that you are always welcomed here at St. Mary's.


This is an example of the Holidays:

* The Circumcision of the Lord - January 1 (instead of 14 January);

* Epiphany, Theophany - January 6  (instead of January 19);

* Meeting of the Lord - February 2  (instead of February 15th);

* Annunciation of the Virgin Mary - March 25 (instead of April 7);

* St. George's Day - April 23  (instead of May 6th)


Easter 2024 - May 5th;

Ascension of the Lord 2024 - June 13;

Pentecost - Trinity 2024 — June 23;


* All Saints Ukraine - June 24  (instead of July 7);

* Apostles Peter and Paul - June 29  (instead of July 12);

* Prophet Elijah - July 20  (instead of August 2);

* The Transfiguration of the Lord - August 6  (instead of August 19);

* Dormition of the Blessed Virgin - August 15  (instead of August 28);

* Nativity of the Blessed Virgin - September 8  (instead of September 21);

* Exaltation of the Lord's Cross - September 14   (instead of September 27);

* The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary - October 1 (instead of 14 October);

* Archangel  Michael - November 8   (instead of November 21);

* The Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple - November 21 (instead of December 4);

* Holy Apostle Andrew the Frist called  November 30 (instead of December 13);

* St. Nicholas Day - December 6  (instead of December 19);

* Eve of the Nativity of Christ.  Christmas Eve. 24 December (instead of 6 January)

*The Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.   Christmas Day - December 25 (instead of January 7);

* The Blessed Virgin - December 26 (instead of January 8);

* Theophany (Baptism of the Lord), - January 6th (instead of January 19th).


Great Lenten Challenge 2024


Pascha 2023

Sunday Divine Liturgy begins at 9:30AM.


All services are 95% in English.


Sacrament of Repentance (confession) is avalable each Sunday beginning at  8:45AM.   Confessions can be held one on one during the weekday, please contact Fr Steve for appointment. 

*Please keep in mind that the Sacrament of Confession is required to be a

 frequent communicant of the Eucharist* 



Just a reminder, you can watch from home on Sundays, Facebook Live.   




If you should need to talk with me,  please do not hesitate to call me.

Fr Steve's Cell    203.232.9459

We are all in this togather.   Please be safe and stay healthy, God Bless each of you, looking foward to seeing all soon.


ST Nicholas 2022

St Nicholas 2022 - 12/18/2022

(27 images)

Pascha 2022


St Mary's is live streaming on facebook. 


You can watch us live on Sunday mornings  at 9:30 AM or any time.


Facebook live stream can be found at:       St Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church "Bridgeport CT."



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Paypal . No donation is considered too small or to large. Thank You.











Dearly beloved brothers and sisters in Christ,


As the news agencies around the world have informed, the situation in Ukraine has become worse, almost beyond comprehension - the invasion of Russian Federation of Independent Ukraine.

It appears that the lessons of history have not been learned and the murder of the citizenry and destruction of Ukrainian land are utilized to advance geopolitical agenda of the Russian Federation.   

In the past we have urged our faithful, if they have a desire to do so, to contribute funds in support of our charitable aid efforts. However, as the nation of Ukraine defends itself against aggression - we are issuing this urgent appeal for contributions, which will be delivered in person to the proper individuals, for the medical care of the thousands of people who have been injured, some very severely, during these difficult days. Your contribution may be the primary reason that another human being receives the treatment necessary for survival.


We must stress that time is of the essence. Our goal is to get these contributions into the hands of those who need them as soon as we can! The most expedient method for making such donations for this cause would be to utilize our secure online donation link.

Contributions may be also sent by special postal delivery to the Consistory at P. O. Box, 495, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880 or they may be hand delivered to the Consistory office at 135 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873, marked "LET’S HELP UKRAINE". 

We must make it clear that we are making this appeal not out of any political point of view, but rather, out of our stated concern for the dignity and sanctity of human life. If it is in your heart to respond to this appeal, please do not delay.  

We pray for our Lord’s blessings upon the Ukrainian people and their nation.

In His all-encompassing Love,

+ ANTONY, Metropolitan

+ DANIEL, Bishop



Улюблені брати і сестри у Христі,


Як повідомляють інформаційні агентства світу, ситуація в Україні погіршилася, навіть не вкладається в голову, - відбулось вторгнення Російської Федерації в Незалежну Україну.

Схоже, що уроки історії не засвоєні, а вбивства громадян і знищення української землі використовуються лише для просування геополітичного порядку денного Російської Федерації.

У минулому ми закликали наших вірних, якщо вони вважають за необхідне, вносити пожертви на підтримку нашої благодійної допомоги. Проте, оскільки народ України зараз захищається від агресії – ми звертаємось із цим терміновим ЗАКЛИКОМ ПРО ПОЖЕРТВИ, які будуть передані особисто відповідним особам, на медичну допомогу тисячам людей, котрі в ці важкі дні отримали поранення, деякі з яких дуже тяжкі. Ваша пожертва стане тим засобом і можливістю для когось отримати лікування, необхідне для життя.


Ми повинні підкреслити, що час відіграє важливу роль. Наша мета — якнайшвидше отримати ці пожертви, та передати в руки тим, хто їх потребує! Найкращим способом зробити такі пожертви задля цієї мети є скористатися нашим безпечним посиланням для пожертв в Інтернеті.

Пожертви також можуть бути надіслані поштою до Консисторії за адресою PO Box 495, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880, або їх можна доставити вручну до офісу Консисторії за адресою 135 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873, з позначкою «ДОПОМОЖЕМО УКРАЇНІ».

Хочемо щоб Ви розуміли, що ми звертаємось з цим закликом не з якоїсь політичної точки зору, але через нашу турботу про гідність і святість людського життя. Якщо ви маєте змогу та бажання відповісти пожертвою на це звернення, будь ласка, НЕ ЗВОЛІКАЙТЕ.

Молимося про благословення нашого Господа на Український народ та його націю.

У Його всеосяжній Любові,

+ АНТОНІЙ, Митрополит

+ ДАНИЇЛ, Архієпископ

Prayer in time of Coronavirus 3/13/2020






Mission  Statement  
The  Mission  of  the  Ukrainian
Orthodox  Church  of  the  USA
is  to  offer  healing,  comfort,  
wholeness,  spiritual  
fulfillment  and  joy  as  we  
work  together  to  reveal  the  
beauty  of  God’s  creation  by  
proclaiming  and  living  the  
Gospel  of  Jesus  Christ.

Protection of the Mother of God celebrating 98 Years Young
St. Mary's 90th Church Anniversary celebration was held on Sat. Oct 1, 2011.
  Our 90th Anniversary celebration.
Please see photos in Special events - 90th Anniversary or Enter here

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