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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!


Monday May 26, 2014

We are attempting to organize a one day bus trip to St Tikhon’s Seminary for Memorial Day, Monday May 26, 2014 from St Basil’s Parish and other Orthodox Parishes in the Capital Area. Bus will leave the church parking lot at 7:00 AM and return around 8:00 PM. The cost for this one day round trip bus will be $60.00 per person. Further detailed information may be found on the Church bulletin board or by contacting William Rentz at 518 266 9469 or by e-mail: Sign up sheet in the church vestibule. Final reservations must be completed by no later than April 15, 2014.



Христос Воскресе!


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

May our Risen Savior Jesus Christ fill all of your hearts with love, peace and joy!

In this bulletin is the schedule of services for Holy Week. Our procession through Holy Week to Pascha brings us from sin, suffering, and death to forgiveness, joy, and life. Even now, on this Feast of Feasts, we can taste the festal joy we will experience forever in the age to come. Our Savior Jesus Christ has opened the gates to His Kingdom forever. We invite you to participate in the services of our church during Holy Week. If you have not come to confession, there is still opportunity. Call me and I can hear your confession outside of the scheduled times if that is more convenient for you. Our Savior beckons to all of us to join Him. Only by sharing Christ’s sorrow can we also truly enter into the joy of His Resurrection on Pascha.  

With love in the Risen Lord, 

Fr. Peter and the Church Council









April 13 – Palm Sunday


5:00 pm – New Skete (Cambridge)

Pascha Dinner is Sunday, May 4, after Divine Liturgy. To reserve your ticket contact Anne Marsolais at 785-5406.

June 13-14 - Parish Garage Sale – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

All profits will go to the church to help pay summer bills. This is a parish event and we needs everyone's help to make this a success. We are accepting household and kitchen items, books, furniture, plants, toys -- just about anything except clothing, shoes, and electronics (computers, printers, TVs,  etc.). We are also looking for baked goods to be donated. More information to follow. Questions? Call Pat (869-7969).

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

 May 4- Pascha Dinner

June 13-14- Parish Garage Sale 

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Upcoming Services


 Lazarus Saturday – April 12

   9:00 am -- Divine Liturgy

   5:30 pm – Vigil

Palm Sunday April 13

   9:30 am – Divine Liturgy





Great and Holy Monday – April 14

   5:30 pm – Confession

   6:00 pm -- Presanctified Liturgy  

 Great and Holy Tuesday – April 15

   5:30 pm - Confession

   6:00 pm – Presanctified Liturgy

 Great and Holy Wednesday – April 16

   5:30 pm - Confession

   6:00 pm – Mystery of Holy Unction.

  Great and Holy Thursday – April 17

   9:00 am – Vespers

   6:00 pm – Matins

 Great and Holy Friday – April 18

     3:00 pm – Vespers

     7:00 pm – Matins

Great and Holy Saturday – April 19

8:00 am – Vespers

2:00 pm – Blessing of Pascha baskets

11:15 pm – Midnight Service

11:45 pm - Procession

 HOLY PASCHA – April 20

  12:00 am – Divine Liturgy.  

  11:00 am – Paschal Vespers

 FastFree Week

Bright Monday – April 21                                                      

  9:00 am – Divine Liturgy


Bright Saturday April 26                                                

   5:30 pm – GreatVespers


St. Thomas Sunday – April 27

   9:30 am – Divine Liturgy


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