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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!


Capital District OCF meets every Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm at the Church Hall of the Nativiity of the Mother of God Russian Orthodox Church 617 Sand Creek Road, Colonie, N.Y. 12205.  Contact Daria Sidoruk at 631- 935-3454 or Fr. Matthew Markewich at 518-212-7845 for further information.  Everyone is welcome.  Bring a friend!



His Eminence Archbishop Michael
Archpriest Peter Olsen, Rector
Contact: (rectory) 518-273-6262 (cell) 518-926-9825 e-mail:
Our Iconostas painted by Fr. Theodore Jurewicz
Funeral Repast for Vera Szabiet

Vera's daughter Susan Ringle and Vera's twin daughters Lisa Spooner and and Linda Stam..

Renting Our Church Hall

If you are interested in renting our Church Hall, please call Anne Marsolais at 518-271-7070.  Please do not call the rectory or the priest.  Mrs. Marsolais is our Hall Manager and  only she can answer any of your questions and assist you with the possibility of renting our Hall.  For further information about our Church Hall, please visit their website at Thank you!

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Sunday - November 12 - 9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy.  Church School.  Coffee Hour.

Wednesday - November 15 -  Beginning of the Nativity Fast - 6:00 pm - Parish Council Meeting

Friday - November 17 - 6:30 pm - Healing Service              

Saturday - Novdember 18 - 5:30 pm - Great Vespers.

Sunday - November 19 - 9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy.  Church School.  Coffee Hour.

Monday - November 20 - Vigil - Vespers and Matins.  Blessing of Loaves.

Tuesday - November 21 - Entry into the Temple of the Most-Holy Theotokos - 8:40 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy.




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Sunday, November 19th
Prophet Obadiah.
Martyr Barlaam.
9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy followed by coffee hour.  Church school.
Monday, November 20th
6:00 pm - Vigil with Blessing of Loaves.
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St. Basil Orthodox Church
6 Lansing Avenue
Watervliet, New York 12189