Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Epiphany

A parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

963 South Street

Roslindale (Boston), Massachusetts 02131-2309

(617) 327-3663

  • Archpriest Victor Boldewskul, Parish Rector, Tel. (617) 323-0969, Cell (617) 780-1786, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Priest Thomas Reske, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Protodeacon Alexander Jarostchuk
  • Deacon Victor Ganson
  • Parish Warden: Dr. George Ganson
  • Senior sister: Tamara Boriakoff, tel. (978) 562-2293

Holy Epiphany Expansion Project

Dear parishioners and well-wishers of Holy Epiphany Church,

Last year our Metropolitan blessed our conceptual design which among other things will expand the church, make it handicap accessible and bring all safety questions up to code. I am pleased to that this past month we received two important approvals: from the Zoning Board for our setback limit, and from the Massachusetts Accessibility Board with all requested variances. We can now finally move forward.

The expansion of the church and meeting place underneath is the first part of a larger expansion project with will eventually include a new parish hall, offices, school, library and possibly an apartment for visitors who are receiving medical treatment in Boston, from Russia. We anticipate the total project (including the new hall) to cost between 2 and 2.5 million dollars. I am convinced the Russian Orthodox community is thirsting for such a center.

The church expansion project is the first part of this larger plan, and anticipated costs will run around 700,000 dollars. If all goes well and we collect the needed funds, building will very likely begin in the summer of 2015. In the near future we will begin reaching out to the community in order to raise funds for this project, and of course we need to meet our regular obligations.

The conceptual design of the church expansion project is included below.

May God bless our good intentions and I hope this work will further unite our community.

In Christ,
Archpriest Victor Boldewskul

picture of proposed elevations of church expansion

Film About Metropolitan Laurus

"The Divine Shines in His Eyes"
In Memory of Metropolitan Laurus of Blessed Memory (+March 16, 2008)

Click here to see film.

Information about Orthodox Pilgrimages by Orthodox Tours

Orthodox Tours
Archpriest Ilya Gotlinsky
All trips are planned by Fr. Ilya personally, to make them as meaningful as possible and fun for all participants. All pilgrimages are conducted in English.  In the fall, several priests want to organize a pilgrimage to the Holy Land for parishioners who prefer to speak Russian.  The trip dates and details will be announced later.
In the Footsteps of the Apostles and the Byzantine Saints, May 11-25, 2014

The Sacred Legacy of the Balkans May 24-June 7, 2014.
The Best of Russia, July 20 - August 2, 2014
Ancient and Holy in the Holy Land (Fall 2014)

Click here for more detailed description.

A Beautiful Video

The following is a video, in Russian with English subtitles, about Orthodox monks and a monastery providing shelter for orphaned and disabled children.

To watch the video, click on the link:


Supporters of Holy Epiphany Church can safely donate on-line via a secure connection on the Paypal website to the Beautification Fund and/or to the Church Maintenance Fund. We understand that for many this is more convenient.  

Borschfest 2012 - Video

Watch the video from last year's Borschtfest.

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