About Holy Ascension

Holy Ascension of Christ Orthodox Church, was founded in 2007

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Fr. Nicholas Chernjavsky


Phone: (585)-385-3091

Email: nchernja@rochester.rr.com

Contact Us

650 Landing Rd N, Rochester, NY 14625

(585) 387-9210


Our Synodia

GOC of America

Holy Ascension of Christ Orthodox Church is under the Episcopacy of His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of New York. His line of Apostolic Succession traces directly back to the Apostle Paul.

The Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians in America was established in the 1950s with the arrival of the ever-memorable Archimandrite Petros Astyfides (1915-1997), who later became Metropolitan of Astoria. In 1954 he founded the church of St. Markella in Astoria NY, which later became his Cathedral.