• St. Andrew the Apostle
  • St. Andrew the Apostle
  • St. Andrew the Apostle
  • St. Andrew the Apostle
  • St. Andrew the Apostle

Who We Are

A parish family in the Byzantine Catholic Tradition.

Our small, welcoming community draws people of a variety of backgrounds and ages from around Nassau County and Queens. We worship in the Byzantine tradition that we share with Eastern Orthodoxy. We are a particular Catholic Church in union with Pope Benedict XVI. We are under the jurisdiction of the Eparchy of Passaic.





Our Services

Service Times

  • 08:00am - Matins
  • 09:00am - Divine Liturgy

What to Expect

What are services like?
We celebrate Matins and Divine Liturgy every Sunday; Divine Liturgy every Holy Day and a variety of devotional services throughout the year. All services are sung by the entire congregation, led by our cantor, in the Ruthenian plain chant that is the hallmark of our particular Church. The Liturgy is a foretaste of the Kingdom of Heaven, the place where we learn to claim our inheritance as adopted children of God. Preaching is Bible-based and contemporary. Services are reverent but relaxed. We're beloved children at home in our Father's house!

What is the community like?
We range in age from 0 to 90+; we come from around Nassau County and Queens. Some of us inherited the Byzantine Tradition from our Slovak, Rusyn, Greek or Albanian forebears; others of us have chosen this Tradition as our own.

What if I'm not a Christian?
All persons of good will seeking a spiritual home are welcome. Admission to the sacraments is reserved to properly disposed baptized Catholics. Those seeking to enter the Byzantine Catholic Church as converts will be personally guided through the decision through prayer and study.


Fr Jack Custer

In 30 years of ministry, Fr. Jack has pastored parishes in CT, PA and now Long Island since 2009. Fr. Jack spent nearly 20 years in higher education as professor and administrator in several colleges and seminaries. He has published four books and numerous articles in the areas of Scripture and Liturgy.


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