Seeing a need for evangelization in the Finger Lakes region of New York, Holy Apostles Orthodox Church was established in August of 2010 by its mother parish of Ss Peter and Paul Church of Endicott, NY.
The parish is a mission of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey of the Orthodox Church in America, and under the spiritual leadership of His Grace, Bishop MICHAEL of New York. At its first service, 18 faithful gathered together to sing the Divine Liturgy and begin the process of bringing Christ to the area. After a year with rotating clergy, and the leadership of Fr Timothy Holowatch, the mission received its first full time priest in Fr James Worthington. Along with his family, Fr James began his ministry in October of 2011.
Since that time, Holy Apostles has continued to grow. Services are held a minimum of six days a week, with all of the Great Feasts being celebrated, as well as names-day liturgies and the like. Over the last few years, the parish has hosted a visitation of the myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon of the Mother of God, been active with the Cornell University OCF, hosted the Divine Liturgy concluding the NYS Deanery Youth and Family Retreat, hosted the NYS Deanery Clergy Picnic twice, collected for the Lansing Food Pantry, made donations to the Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors Program and provided scholarships for youths of the parish to attend St Andrews Camp in Jewell, NY. Educationally, the youth of the parish meet after Great Vespers each week, and adult education classes are held bi-weekly at a local coffee shop for ease of access. Additionally, the parish continues to grow in terms of its worship space as well. A new iconostas was purchased and erected in October 2013 with iconography well underway. A building fund was established in December 2013 so that the parish can soon make real the hope of one day having its own temple in which to worship.
Address:347 Ridge Road, Lansing, New York
Mailing address:PO Box 333, Lansing, NY 14882
Web site: http://HolyApostlesLansing.org
Rector: Rev. James Worthington
311 Buck Rd, Lansing NY 14882