Our church did not appear at once...
The occupancy of the first shift at the Labor House in November 2017 began with prayer: with the blessing of His Grace Bishop John (Roshchin) of Naro-Fominsk, Father Hegumen Nikodim (Balyasnikov), Secretary of the Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA, came to consecrate the place and invoke God's blessing on the endeavor itself.

The idea of erecting a house temple began to be realized immediately after moving in by the brothers themselves, who made the frame for the iconostasis with their own hands, and then equipped the place for the altar according to all the rules. Step by step, the work progressed, and within seven months the iconostasis was completed, icons appeared on the walls, a place was equipped for singers, there were candlesticks, a memorial table for prayers for the deceased, and so on.

Every Saturday evening the brothers, together with the Foundation's Orthodox volunteers, read the All-Night Vigil prayers, followed by a spiritual conversation. The next day, on Sunday, the brothers would go to the church for the Liturgy. Of particular note is St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral on 97th Street in Manhattan, where Abbot Nikodim (Balyasnikov) serves and where the Brothers of the Workhouse met Metropolitan John. The church closest to us in Brooklyn is Our Lady of the Myrrh-bearers Church, where there is a loving atmosphere and where our residents are always ready to extend their hand in a brotherly fashion.

The first Liturgy
The date of June 1, 2018, when Priest Mark Rashkov, also a clergyman at St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral, consecrated the church and served the first Divine Liturgy in the home church of St. John of Kronstadt, became historic. After this event, the clergy of St. Nicholas Cathedral visited us and served within these walls once a month to a year and a half. During that time, we also had visitors, such as our longtime friend, Abbot Theophan, who came to America from the Moscow suburb of Egoryevsk.

Regular worship services and holy relics
A new milestone was the beginning of regular services in the spring of 2019. The beginning of continuous liturgies on Sundays was made possible by the help of Hegumen Vladimir (Zgoba), rector of the Church in honor of the Icon of the Mother of God "Joy of Unheard" in Staten Island (ROCOR). Through Father Volodymyr, a priceless gift was presented to our humble church by His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of New York and Eastern America, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad: we received portions of the holy relics of the Kiev-Pechora saints. The relics were purchased from the Sretensky Monastery in Moscow.

The church is open for parishioners to visit
on the days of the following services:

Saturday - 6.00 - All-Night Vigil
Sunday - 9.00 - Divine Liturgy.
Services on feast days are performed according to the Sunday schedule.