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Holy Comforter Orthodox Church

Our Story

Over the past year, The Church of the Holy Comforter has seen many miracles. After suffering a period of decline in tandem with the urban decay that was endemic to the end of the 20th century, this sanctified ground and its surrounding neighborhood are experiencing renewal and revival. We have acquired a new clergy and denomination. We have added two new weekday programs to our regular schedule of Sunday worship. And there is much more in the works. Over the past year, our congregation has tripled in size—though we are still small. Many are they who only jump onto bandwagons that have already started. Won't you join us as we build one from the ground up?

The Holy Comforter Orthodox Church

The Holy Comforter Orthodox Church Rectory

The Community

The Holy Comforter Orthodox Church stands proudly in the vibrant community of Poughkeepsie, a melting pot of cultures and stories. With a rich history dating back centuries, this area has been shaped by a diverse array of people who have called it home. From the Native American tribes who first inhabited the land to the European settlers who established thriving farms and industries, Poughkeepsie has been a hub of innovation and progress. Today, our community continues to embrace its multicultural heritage, fostering an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere for all. Discover the tapestry of stories woven within our neighborhood, and join us in celebrating the vibrant history of Poughkeepsie's people.