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Saturday, October 1 - Feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos

No services at St. Basil's, all services at St. Vladimir's Seminary

8:00 am - 10:00 am - Divine Liturgy at Three Hierarchs Chapel at the seminary

11:00 am - 12:00 am - Presentation:  "Imagining the Akathistos Hymn in Late Byzantine Art" by Nicole Paxton Sullo, Ph.D. candidate, Yale University

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Keynote Address:  "The Mystery of Mary:  The Mother of God in the Orthodox Christian Tradition" by Dr. Mary B. Cunningham, Lecturer in Historical Theology at the University of Nottingham, England

For a full schedule of the day's activities, please visit St. Vladimir's website



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.
Fr. Peter Olsen, Rector

Contact:  Rectory:  518-273-6262  Cell:  518-926-9825  e-mail:


Sunday, September 25 - First day of classes of our Church School

Fall Harvest Festival
St. Basil's Russian Orthodox Church Fall Harvest Festival

We will be having a Fall Harvest Festival October 15, 2016, Archibald Street, Watervliet (Maplewood) from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Great ethnic food such as stuffed cabbage, pirogies, kielbasa, sauerkraut will be available for purchase.  There will also be a bake sale, crafts/vendors, raffles, church tours, religious items and more.

Looking forward to seeing you!!

Link to view live services
Link to View Live Services

Dear Parishioners,

The parish, All Saints of America Mission in Alexandria, Virginia, invites anyone who is unable to attend services at any given time, to view them live on the Internet.

The schedule of services is as follows:

Saturday:                                5PM Vespers

Sunday (Sept - May):             9:30 AM Liturgy
Sunday (June - Aug):             9:00 AM Liturgy


Our Diocesan Video

Our video (14 minutes long) presented at the recently concluded 18th All-American Council is available for viewing on the diocesan website. It may also be accessed here:


Ancient Faith Radio
Orthodoxy in America

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