St. Mary Romanian Church, Centennial Celebration St. Paul, MN

St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Church
of St. Paul, MN

Centennial Celebration 


St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Church-St. Paul_MN

St. Mary Romanian  Orthodox Church              1913-2013
Centennial Anniversary

Romanian immigrants arriving in Saint Paul in the early 1900’s would look for other Romanian immigrants and then try to settle near them. This formed a small but strong community on Rice Street and in this area just north of downtown St. Paul.

In 1910 “Augustina” a benefit society, was formed. On May 18,1913, the society voted to establish an Orthodox Parish and to also build a church. The lot was purchased on November 9,1913 and just eight months later, on June 14, 1914, the cornerstone was laid. After only four months, the completed church now stood on the corner of Woodbridge and Atwater Streets.  Fr. Podea blessed the church on October 15, 1914.



Friday, October 11, 2013
6:00 p.m. “The next 100 Years” Children and parents night with Archbishop Nathaniel-at our parish hall

Saturday, October 12, 2013
10:00 a.m. -Hierarchical Divine Liturgy followed by lunch (with local clergy)
3:00 p.m. Blessing the graves at Oakland cemetery
5:00 p.m. Vespers
6:30 p.m. Romanian Cultural Evening – at St. Katherine Ukrainian Orthodox Church HALL- $30.00 admission (under 18 years free) – Food, Authentic Romanian Orchestra from Chicago, – Local entertainers and IZVORASUL performance followed by open dancing

Sunday, October 13, 2013
10:00 a.m. -Hierarchical Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel (and blessing of the new Holy Altar Table)
1:00 p.m. -Traditional Romanian Festive Banquet – at parish hall (monetary donations will be well received.

St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Church
854 Woodbridge St.
St. Paul, MN 55117