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On August 13, 1911, the Albanians of Worcester organized a Chapter of St George’s Cathedral of Boston. Four years later, in 1915, this branch was organized into the Church of St Mary’s Assumption.  From 1911-1917, services were held in various halls. In 1918, a German Presbyterian Church on 63 Wellington St was purchased. But at that time, only the first floor was completed. The second floor was completed by our parishioners. The Church was designed and styled to be a replica of St George in Korce, Albania. The Icons were painted by the Rev Naum Cere who had studied iconography in Odessa. In the late forties, the main entrance of St Mary’s was extended and in 1956, the Church underwent major restoration.

On June 15, 1979, 10.6 acres of land at 535 Salisbury St were purchased from the Pearson family. In 1980, over 3 adjoining acres were donated to St Mary’s. Our new Byzantine-style Church was designed by the architectural firm of Isaac & Isaac of Manchester, NH, an Albanian architect, Andrew Isaak. The first Liturgy was held on October 3, 1982.

Reverend Pandi Sinitza 1918
Archimandrite Thimi Theodos 1920
Reverend Naum Cere 1925
Archimandrite Thimi Theodos 1927
Very Reverend Sokrat Soter 1946
Very Reverend Christo Costa 1964
Reverend Sotir Dilogika 1970
Very Reverend Peter Krochta 1973
Reverend Dragan Filipovic 1975
Very Reverend Spero Page 1976
Reverend Dennis Schutte 1994
Very Reverend Spero Page 2000
Reverend Theodore Sakellar 2001
Very Reverend Spero Page 2004
Father Dennis Nagi 2005
Father Timothy Creemens 2009
Father Timothy Lowe 2013
Father Mark Doku 2021

Saint Mary's Albanian Orthodox Church