All Saints Church Accessible

Hartford, Connecticut

All Saints Church

Founded 1914

Diocese: Diocese of New England

Deanery: Connecticut Deanery


205 Scarborough St
Hartford, Connecticut 06105

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Church: 860-233-9234

Fax: 860-233-6055

Parish Contacts

Rev. James Parnell
37 Alden St. Apt B
Hartford, CT 06114
Home: 914-573-8051
V. Rev. Joseph Irvin
Retired, Attached
27 Laurel Cove Dr
East Haddam, CT 06423
Home: 860-873-3923

Lay Leadership

Mr. & Mrs. Bogdan & Wanda Oprica
Church School Coordinators
30 Stevens St
Avon, CT 06001
Home: 860-673-5743
Mr. Nicholas Medynski
Young Adult/Campus Coordinator
89 Saddle Hill Rd
Manchester, CT 06040
Home: 860-647-7221


General Location
All Saints Orthodox Church is located in Hartford, the capital city of Connecticut, near the border with West Hartford.

From I-91
Travel to Rt 84 West.  Then follow below.

From I-84 east or west
Take exit 46—Sisson Ave (NOTE:  if going eastbound, exit off 84 from the left lane).  Proceed in West Blvd to end of street (5/10 of a mile—third light).  Turn right at light onto Prospect Ave continuing to end (1 and 9/10 mile—third light).  Turn right onto Albany Ave (Rt 44 east), continue 3/10 of a mile to Scarborough St (second light).  Turn right onto Scarborough St and proceed to driveway (1/10 of a mile).

Schedule of Services

4:00 PM Great Vespers.
Saturday Evening

9:00 AM Hours.
Sunday Morning

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy, followed by Fellowship Hour.  Church School is held at 10:45 AM.  The program, 50 Minutes with Father, a discussion of Church teachings, etc. is held in the Auditorium on the fourth Sunday of the month.  During the summer months a Summer Youth Program replaces Church School.
Sunday Morning

6:00 PM Vigil (Monday through Friday, 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday).
Eves of Great Feasts

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Mornings of Great Feasts

4:30 PM Confessions; 6:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts (ON WEDNESDAY OF THE FIFTH WEEK OF LENT, the Great Canon is served at 6:00 PM).  A Lenten supper is held following the Presanctified Liturgy or Canon.
Wednesday Evenings in Great Lent

6:00 PM Akathist or Panikhida.
Friday Evenings in Great Lent

Confessions are heard before Vespers or by arrangement with Fr William DuBovik, Pastor.  General Confession with individual absolution is held as announced the first Saturday of each month (except during Lenten seasons) following Vespers.

Please call the rectory at 860-523-0334 for times of other services, or to arrange Baptisms, Weddings, etc, before making any plans.
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Parish Background

All Saints Orthodox Church was founded in 1914 on Broad Street in Hartford, Ct.  Instrumental in the founding of the Church were Ss Peter and Paul Brotherhood, which provided the organization for the new Church; the Very Rev Constantine Buketoff, its first pastor, who played a role in the establishment of six churches in Connecticut, and the many who sought to worship as Russian Orthodox.

The growth of the church led to adoption of a building plan in 1955, and in 1956, the purchase of a site on Scarborough St.  Ground was broken in June of 1963 and the new Church, which serves the parish today, was consecrated June 14, 1964.  Others who have served as pastors of the Church include Very Rev Nicholas Wasilieff; Very Rev Michael Margitich (assistant); Very Rev Michael Dirga, instrumental in the building program,; Very Rev William Tarenko; Very Rev Donat Augusta; and the current Pastor, Rev William DuBovik.  Organizations include the Church Council, Choir, Church School, Teen Group, Altar Sisterhood, Greeters, Fellowship, Altar Servers, and FOCA.

All Saints Church is built in the shape of a Cross, commemorating our Lord’s passion.  The Church has 3 cupolas, signifying the Trinity.  Inside, the Church is divided into the Vestibule, where those not yet baptized once waited; the nave, where the body of the Church gathers; and the altar, where the mystical consecration of Christ’s Body and Blood occurs.

Between the nave and the altar is the iconostasis, which both separates the things of this earth from those of Heaven, and unites them, drawing the faithful into the Kingdom through the icons.  It is through the Royal Doors in the center of the Iconostasis that the Body and Blood of Christ are carried by the celebrant, and other symbolic entrances of Christ take place.  To the right of the Royal Doors is an Icon of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; to the left is an Icon of the Holy Theotokos.  Among the Saints and angels depicted on the Iconostasis are Ss Alexis, Andrew, Nikon, John the Baptist, Stephen, All Saints (patron of our Church), and Archangels Michael and Gabriel.  The stained glass windows depict the life of Our Lord and the Holy Theotokos.  In 1997, Icons of the Ascension and Theotokos of the Sign were written in the apse by Victor Kazanin.

Today, All Saints parish counts about 200 children and adults among its parishoners, representative a diverse population of age, ethnic background, and geographic location.  All Saints has members from 47 towns and cities in the Greater Hartford region.  Its members include persons with varied national backgrounds.  Traditional Orthodox groups represented include American, Russian, White Russian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Romanian and Georgian Orthodox.

While worshipping God—the reason for our existence—is our primary focus, the parish enjoys a variety of special activities for children and adults.  Special programs of the church include Feed a Friend Sunday, food bank, Russian tea room and bazaar, Transfiguration Day Brunch, Blessing vehicles Sunday, Bright Monday Agape, Meatfare Dinner, old fashioned family picnic, Project 2000 Outreach, Scarborough Fair Tag Sale and mini-Carnival trips, etc.  We welcome you to join us in the faith of the first Christians.