St. Basil's Orthodox Church is a Christian community of people from various ethnic and social backgrounds sharing a common commitment to the Lord, each other, and the Apostolic Faith. We warmly welcome all families, couples, and individuals who are looking for a deeper experience of the salvation offered in Jesus Christ. Come and see!
All college students are invited to join the capital district OCF when the meetings resume in the Fall. You do not have to be Orthodox! Everyone in college is invited to join and participate. We welcome everyone. Please contact Fr. Matthew Markewich (518-212-7845) or Daria Sidoruk, (631-935-3454) if you are interested. Location of meetings to be determined.
Maria Mahar (center) has been collecting pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House for several years. Recently, Tonya Trombley was able to give her a large donation of tabs from the Stillwater Elementary School. The drive was initiated by one of their teachers, Mrs. Bronwyn Rose. She set up collection jars in each of the classrooms and turn over the collection to Tonya. Maria wrote, “As you can see from the pictures, with your (Tonya) help and Julie's (Annotto) we were able to complete the 7th water jug and take them all to the Ronald McDonald House. Pat Rentz (left) and Mary Ann Soltis (right) from St. Basil's Russian Orthodox Church have been the major contributors, so they went with me in order to see the house and get a tour. They were impressed. The staff was appreciative, and then we went to lunch. On a beautiful day, it doesn't get much better than that. Thanks again! Maria.”
For Sunday of Orthodoxy, Archpriest Edward Hughes, liturgics professor at Holy Cross Seminary, gave the homily. He is pastor of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Lawrence, MA and a graduate of St. Vladimir's Seminary and the head of the Department of Liturgics and Translations for the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. In addition, Fr. Edward teaches Liturgics and Arabic language classes for the Antiochian Students at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA and is the current Spiritual Advisor to the Antiochian Women of the Diocese of Worcester and New England, while also serving as Vicar General of the Western Rite.