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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!


Yolka 2014

Sunday, December 14th was an especially joyful day at St. Basil’s!

Following Divine Liturgy, parishioners, their families and friends gathered to celebrate our annual Yolka.

We are grateful to all who worked together to make it such an enjoyable time for everyone! After a delicious meal, the children of the parish performed a play called, “The Friendly Beasts”. Children played the roles of Mary and Joseph, as well as shepherds, angels and wise men -- acting out the Nativity account as recorded in the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. Luke. Then each of the “friendly beasts” sang of the gifts they offered to Jesus that morning in Bethlehem.

Little voices singing “O, who loves Nicholas the saintly….”were joined in song by everyone, welcoming the long awaited visit by St. Nicholas!

Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

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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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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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Church School YOLKA - Sunday December 14th

 

 


Upcoming Services

Te Schedule at St. Basil’s
Sunday before Theophany, January 4 –
Synaxis  of  the  70  Apostles.  Ven.
Theoctistos.
9:30 am – Hierarchal Divine
Liturgy with His Grace Bishop
Michael. Pot luck after liturgy.
2:00 pm - Soyuz Meeting.


Monday, January 5 – Eve of
Theophany. STRICT FAST.
6:00 p.m. - Compline and
Matins. Blessing of Loaves.

Tuesday, January 6 - HOLY
THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD AND
SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST
9:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy
and the Great Blessing of Water.
Blessing of homes begins.

Friday, January 9
5:30 pm - Bible Study

Saturday, January 10
5:30 pm - Great Vespers

Sunday after Theophany - January 11 -
Theodosios the Cenobiarch.
Theodosios of Philotheou Monastery.
9:10 am - Hours and Divine
Liturgy. Church school and coffee hour.

 

 

 

 


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St. Basil Orthodox Church
6 Lansing Avenue
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