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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!

IOCC Sunday ~ A Day of Sharing

On November 23, 2014, a special collection will be taken at St. Basil's.

International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is providing relief efforts and aid to families and communities in over 50 countries around the globe.  In Syria and the surrounding region alone, IOCC has assisted over 1.9 million people in need as a result of the ongoing crisis there.

November 23rd is a day to share with others -- our friends, co-workers and families, how IOCC's humanitarian work is making a difference.

Until December 31, 2014, an anonymous donor is offering  a dollar for dollar gift match up to $100,000.

Please visit to learn more about the work of IOCC and how you can help.

2014 Bowling Tournamet - 11/08/14

2014 Upper New York State District Junior Convention and Bowling Tournament

 Saturday, November 8th was a day of fun and fellowship for many of our young families!  Our thanks to Jr.R Club, Cohoes and their Chapter Advisor Steve Melnick for inviting us to participate!

We were able to observe the junior leaders in action, conducting their annual meeting.  We also enjoyed lunch -- then met at the Cohoes Bowling Arena for a few games -- complete with disco music and special lighting!  Bumpers on the lanes allowed even our youngest to have a great time! 

Families returned to St. Nicholas Church for games, awarding of trophies, dinner and Vespers.

St. Basil's was awarded a trophy for having the most children participate! The children have it on display in the Church School. 

Thanks to all the families who participated in this event -- as well as to the people of St.Nicholas, Cohoes for their hospitality -- organizing the day and preparing the delicious meals.

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Healing Service Friday November 28th at 7:00 pm. The public is invited.

Lecture Series: Introduction to the Orthodox Faith Every Monday evening in November at 7:00 pm The public is invited and all are welcome!

Lectures will be held at the church at 21 Archibald St., Watervliet, NY.

Couple's Dinner

Couple's Dinner Hosted by Fr. Peter

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Celebration of Sunday Orthodoxy
Celebration of Sunday of Orthodoxy
On the first Sunday of Great Lent, St. Basil’s Orthodox Church, Watervliet, NY, had the privilege of hosting the Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers.  Each year on the Sundays of Great Lent, the St. Andrew’s Brotherhood Clergy of the Greater Capital District, under the leadership of Archpriest Igor Burdikoff, gathers to serve Sunday Vespers at the various Orthodox churches in the area. 
Participating clergy and faithful from the greater capital district extending from the Albany area, south to Hudson, NY, north to South Glens Falls, NY, and east to Pittsfield, MA., attended this service.
Father Theodore Roupas, pastor of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Schenectady, gave an inspiring and moving homily as he spoke about icons, our need to be rooted in the Orthodox Faith and our call to witness to the Truth.
After the service everyone gathered together for fellowship and a Lenten meal in the Church Center.


St. Tikhon's visit to St. Basil's - 02/23/14

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Upcoming Events

Harvest Fest - Saturday October 18th

10am - 3pm



Upcoming Services

Sunday - September 28 - Ven. Chariton
the Confessor
9:10 am - Hours and Divine
Liturgy. Church School. Parish Picnic at
the Maplewood Fire Dept.

Tuesday - September 30
6:00 pm - Vespers with Blessing
of Loaves

Wednesday - October 1 - Protection of
the Most Holy Mother of God. Fast
Day. Fish, wine & oil permitted.
8:40 am - Hours and Divine

Friday - October 3
5:30 pm - Bible Study

Saturday - October 4
St. Vladimir’s Seminary Orthodox
Education Day. No service at St. Basil’s

Sunday - October 5 - Sts. Peter, Jonah,
Alexis, Philip and Germogen,
Metropolitans of Moscow
9:00 am - General Confession
9:30 am - Divine Liturgy and
Church School

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St. Basil Orthodox Church
6 Lansing Avenue
Watervliet, New York 12189