Diocese: Diocese of New York and New Jersey
Deanery: New York City Deanery
70 W 107th St
New York, New York 10025
Astoria, NY 11103
Walking distance from four subway stops: West 103rd Street & Broadway (1 Train), West 110th Street & Broadway (1 Train), West 103rd Street & Central Park West (B & C Trains), and West 110th Street & Central Park West (B & C Trains).
Take the M4 or M104 bus to to Broadway and W 107 St.
Schedule of Services
5:30 PM Great Vespers.
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Great Feasts are celebrated on the eve of the Feast as Vesperal Liturgies. Please call or check our website for more information.
Mornings of Great Feasts
6:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
Wednesday Evenings in Great Lent
Confessions are heard before Sunday Divine Liturgy and at other times by appointment.
Founded on September 1, 1985, St Mary Magdalen Church has always reached out to the neighborhood in which God has located us. The parish sponsors the Columbia University Orthodox Christian Fellowship (Fr Yakov also serves as Orthodox Chaplain at Columbia) and reaches out to the Headstart and homeless shelter and abortion alternative programs throughout Manhattan. The members of our parish tend to be Orthodox who have fallen away from active participation in the Faith who choose to return to active Orthodoxy (often because of the parish’s outreach programs and exclusive use of English in the services) or adult converts from a variety of backgrounds (including atheism, Islam, Judaism, or other non-Orthodox Christian Churches).
Founded as a mission, the parish was granted full parish status in January 1995. Although we meet in rented space, our community has proven itself a viable and sustainable cell of the Body of Christ on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. We are looking for a permanent home for the Church so that we may expand our activities and schedule of services.
Due to the large number of students who join our parish, learn to live as Orthodox Christians, and who then go on to work or study throughout the world, we trust that the Orthodox Church as a whole benefits from our ministry, as well as our local neighborhood. We ask everyone to remember us in their prayers as we journey together into the blessed Kingdom of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.