About Our Parish

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The first Greek immigrants arrived in Syracuse over one hundred years ago. As their numbers increased, they consolidated their meager savings, and purchased, in 1917, a church building on Montgomery Street, at the site of the present day War Memorial.

The county purchased the property, and St. Sophia's moved to an existing church building at the corner of Grace and Messina, on the near west side.

The parish moved into the present building in 1974.

In the lobby of our church, please take time to review our historical timeline - this was erected during our centennial celebration in September 2017.

St. Sophia's continues to strive to bear more effective witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as expressed in the apostolic tradition and worship of the Greek Orthodox church. We invite you to also participate in this witness by joining the worship and fellowship of our parish.