The Romanian Orthodox mission “The Nativity of the Ever-Virgin Mary” ("St Mary's") located in Chelsea, MA was established in the fall of 2003, at the initiative of Romanian Orthodox faithful from the Boston area, with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Nathanael, the ruling hierarch of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America.
Fr Liviu Alexandrescu was appointed as the first priest of the mission and faithfully served our community between 2003 and 2007, before moving to Montreal, Canada.
In 2008, Fr Narcis Stoica began his service at St Mary’s. During his worthy tenure, he proved himself to be both a loving spiritual father and a good administrator. His love, patience, availability, and determination will be always remembered by those who knew him. In addition, he managed to bring financial stability to our community and, most importantly, purchase the church building that we were previously renting out from the Orthodox Russian community in Chelsea, MA.
Following Fr Narcis's untimely passing in October 2021, Fr Tudor Sambeteanu became our pastor in December 2021.
We warmly welcome you in our midst!