Saint Mary Romanian Orthodox Church

"It's not about going to church, it's about coming to life"
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Mon, June 25, 2018 854 Woodbridge Street, St. Paul, Minnesota 55117, US English  Română

Saint Mary Romanian Church Centennial 1913 - 2013

Celebration festivities scheduled for October 11-13, 2013

Saint Paul Minnesota, October 11, 1914. The Church was blessed by Father John Podea - first parish priest of St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Church
Saint Paul Minnesota, October 13, 2013. Romanian community celebrated 100 years of their beloved Saint Mary Romanian Church and welcomed in their midst His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel
As any participant would be able to confirm the culture treasure as well as richness of traditions and emotions that surrounded the anniversary events, please enjoy below few memories captured with this grand occasion:

"Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for your reward is great in heaven" (Matthew 5:2-12; Cf Luke 6:20-26)


Dear Parishioners and Friends,

The 100th Anniversary of Saint Mary Romanian Orthodox Church is an historic milestone for our parish, Twin Cities Romanian-American community and the Romanian Orthodox faithful of North America. This is a "once in history" opportunity for all of us to come together, return home, become active as new members - and really leave our mark - honoring our past, giving thanks for the present, and ensuring our future. Please, consider prayerfully and act generously.
Let us glorify God and offer a truly monumental effort in thanksgiving to Him!

There is something for everyone - so we look forward to having you be part of history with us at the divine services, meals and cultural events of the weekend!


  • 6:00 pm - "The next 100 years" - Children and parents night with Archbishop Nathaniel - at our parish hall
  • 10:00 am - Hierarchical Divine Liturgy followed by lunch (with local clergy)
  • 3:30 pm - Blessing the graves at Oakland cemetery
  • 5:00 pm - Vespers
  • 6:30 pm - Romanian Cultural Evening - at St. Katherine Ukrainian Orthodox Church HALL
    • 1600 Hwy 96, Arden Hills MN 55112
    • $30.00 admission (under 18 years free)
    • Food, Authentic Romanian Orchestra from Chicago
    • Local entertainers and IZVORASUL performance followed by open dancing
  • 10:00 am - Hierarchical Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel (during the service he will bless the new Holy Altar table)
  • 1:00 pm - Traditional Romanian Festive Banquet - at our parish hall (your donations will be well received)

Historic Documents

August 31, 1930 - Parishioners together with their priest Rev. Fr. Andrei Moldovan at the blessing of the parish hall
(the first one was named "Auditoriul Sfanta Maria")
Founding Members of Saint Mary Romanian Church Priests that served at our Saint Mary Church