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The parish of St. Andrew was formed in 1954 and draws people of the Orthodox faith, both of Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian heritage. Worshippers give glory to the One God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The faithful of the parish seek a close and personal relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer, divine services, reading of Sacred Scripture, reception of the sacraments, fasting and acts of charity.

It is the intention of its parishioners to remain faithful to the Sacred Traditions of the Holy Orthodox Church as well as to the customs of the Ukrainian Church. As Christians, church members adhere to the commandment of our Lord Jesus Christ to "teach all nations". Therefore, it is within this spirit that the Parish welcomes everyone to pray together.



Link to most recent (November 26th) Church Bulletin here

Sunday, November 26, 2023 - 10:00 A.M. Divine Liturgy 

Sunday, December 3, 2023 - 10:00 A.M. Divine Liturgy 

Sunday, December 10, 2023 - 10:00 A.M. Heirarchical Divine Liturgy 

Followed by a dinner with Metropolitan Antony celebrating both St. Andrew's Day and Fr. Roman's 45th Anniversary of ordination to the Priesthood.

Sunday, December 17, 2023 - 10:00 A.M. Divine Liturgy 

The Ridna Shkola will have their annual St. Nicholas Day play in the hall.

The month of November is Holodomor Rememberance Month


Washington, DC

In Washington DC, the exhibition Holodomor Then; Genocide Now; Justice When is on view through the end of the year at the Victims of Communism Museum.  It showcases writings from Holodomor witnesses, a replica of the Holodomor Memorial in Washington DC (on loan from the UHEC Museum's permanent collection), and a collection of photos by Alexander Wienerberger, who used his camera to document the Holodomor during the height of the famine.




Fr. Roman Tarnavsky, Pastor



How Can I Help Ukraine?


Join the St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church community in prayer.

Visit for a current schedule of services and other events. All visitors are welcome! Our services are conducted in a mix of English and Ukrainian. To learn more about the Orthodox faith, worship, and other topics, visit the About Orthodoxy page on our website.

Donate to humanitarian aid efforts.

At this time, monetary donations are most effective. Funds reach people in need more quickly than supplies. With guidance from our parish board and community leaders, St. Andrew UOC identifies trustworthy, impactful non-profit organizations. Based on the rapidly changing circumstances and needs in Ukraine, we disburse donations to these organizations.


To contribute, you can:

  • Deliver or mail checks to St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church, marked “For Ukraine”
  • Bring cash donations to any service or event at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church


Some of the organizations raising funds for humanitarian aid in Ukraine include Sunflower of Peace, International Orthodox Christian Charities, Razom for Ukraine, and the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, among others.

Share verified information and raise awareness.

Disinformation and rumors are a real concern in the age of social media. We recommend visiting for reliable updates in English from the Ukrainian government. You can also learn more about humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine at


We also encourage you to learn more about Ukrainian history and culture beyond current events. These Ukrainian-American organizations (to name just a few) are a great start:





Fr. Roman Tarnavsky, Pastor



In-Kind Donations


Monetary donations and advocacy are most needed.

For the average individual, monetary donations and advocacy are the most direct, efficient, and impactful ways to help Ukraine and Ukrainians.


Funding will reach aid groups more quickly than supplies. It saves valuable time and money that volunteers must otherwise spend sorting, packaging, and shipping items from Boston, to transport hubs in New Jersey, to humanitarian centers in Poland and Western Ukraine. For a list of verified organizations to support, visit How to Help Ukraine.


If you are unable to contribute financially, asking the US government to support Ukraine can make a real difference. Razom for Ukraine has information on contacting your elected officials.

Before collecting and dropping off supplies, contact local organizations.

Several local organizations are gathering and distributing urgently needed items for humanitarian aid. These efforts are subject to change based on conditions on the ground in Ukraine. Before collecting supplies, please check with the organizations listed to make sure that information is up-to-date.


In general, clothing (used or new), food, and personal hygiene items (such as soap, toothbrushes, and other toiletries) are currently low priority. These needs are being met by the organizations already operating on the ground in Ukraine and neighboring countries.


Also, please keep in mind that these volunteer organizations have limited time, personnel, and capacity. Your flexibility and understanding are greatly appreciated.


Ukraine Forward

Medical, tactical, and technological items from the high priority shopping list can be dropped off at Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church, 146 Forest Hills St, Jamaica Plain, MA. Contact with any questions.


Medications for Ukraine

Any medical and first aid supplies included on this wishlist can be dropped off at Coldwell Banker, 1498 Highland Ave, Needham, MA between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on weekdays. For questions, contact Yana Brodskiy at or call the office at (781) 444-7400.


Our St. Andrew’s Day Celebration!

On Sunday, December 12, 2021 our Parish celebrated St. Andrew’s Day.  After the 10 A.M. Divine Liturgy, the Parish Board honored those who helped keep our church going during the early days of Covid.  This was followed by a luncheon in the church hall, the first time in almost two years that the congregation had an opportunity to gather and share a meal together.  Thanks are extended to Val Dingle for preparing a delicious borscht and to Val, Vera Geba and Halia Banadyga for preparing the varenyky.  Thanks are also extended to all those generous individuals who supplied a great variety of desserts.

We pray that we are able to continue to practice safe protocols regarding Covid, so that we can celebrate again together soon.

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