Nativity of the Ever-Virgin Mary Church

Elmhurst, New York

Founded 1980

Diocese: Romanian Episcopate

Deanery: Atlantic USA Deanery


42-14 74th St
Elmhurst, New York 11373-1809


Church: 718-565-2522

Fax: 718-726-6113

Parish Contacts

Home: 770-882-6161


From the North
Take I-278 Southbound (Brooklyn-Queens Expressway).  Exit at Roosevelt Ave.  Go east on Roosevelt Ave to 74th St (several blocks).  Go South on 74th St (one-way street) for 2 blocks and cross Woodside Ave.  The Church is the second building on the right after crossing Woodside Ave.

From Manhattan
Take the Long Island Expressway East and exit at Brooklyn-Queens Expressway North, thenn exit at Roosevelt Ave and follow the directions above.

Schedule of Services

9:30 AM Matins.
Sunday Morning

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy followed by Fellowship Hour.
Sunday Morning

Confessions are heard one half hour before all Matins services.

Please call the rectory at 718-565-2522 or the office at 718-726-6133 for a schedule of other services, or to arrange Baptisms, Weddings, Memorials, etc.

Parish Background

In July 1980, several individuals had the desire to plant a Romanian Orthodox Church in Queens, NY, with Fr N Barsan as pastor.  Fr Barsan was appointed by Archbishop Victorin, the bishop of the Romanian Orthodox Missionary Archdiocese of America.

In 1981, the parish and priest moved to the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America.  In 1982, the Romanian community bought a small factory and modified it into a church.  In 1987, Fr Barsan retired, and Bishop Nathaniel named as pastor Fr Casian Fetea.

Because the community became so big, the necessity to have a bigger church arose.  Thus, since 1994 we are constructing a new building.  Right now we have a bigger church with two levels:  the lower level is the community room, and the upper level is the church, with a style and atmosphere reminiscent of the old churches in Romania.  Under the guidance of our energetic pastor, Fr Casian Fetea, the faithful members of St Mary’s Romanian Orthodox Church are trying to finish our church.

If you would like to help us finish our church, you may make a donation to:  St Mary’s Romanian Orthodox Church, 42-14 74th St, Elmhurst, NY 11373.  We would be extremely grateful for your donation.  We will assure you that any money sent will help us finish our construction.  And if no money can be sent, please come, visit our church and pray for us.