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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!


ST. TIKHONS SEMINARY CHOIR VISIT

St Tikhon’s Seminary Choir will be visiting our parish Saturday and Sunday March 28-29. They will sing the responses Saturday at Vespers and during Divine Liturgy Sunday.

A pot luck luncheon will be served after services. All parishioners are welcome. We ask everyone to bring a Lenten dish to pass.  There is a signup sheet on the bulletin board. Kim Cuva has volunteered to be in charge.  

There will be a special collection taken for the seminarians. Please make your checks payable to “St. Tikhon’s Seminary”. We will also need housing for the seminarians. If you can help please contact Pat Michalski at 869-7969.  Thank you.

St. Andrew's Camp

 The clergy and faithful of the diocese are invited to a Bright Saturday celebration at Saint Andrew's Camp on Saturday, 18 April. The day will begin with the Divine Liturgy celebrated by Bishop Michael. Following the Liturgy, a Paschal Buffet will be served and participants will have an opportunity to tour and learn more about the camp. Overnight accommodations are available for Friday and Saturday nights (reservation required). Please contact the camp for further information ... and let them know if you will be able to participate in this special day!  You will find this event with details listed on the diocesan website in the "Upcoming Events" section. The event flyer is and also available at: http://nynjoca.org/files/2015/Camp/Camp_Bright_Sat_2015.pdf

Fr. Peter Olsen, Rector

Fr. Hopko

Celebration of Sunday Orthodoxy
Celebration of Sunday of Orthodoxy
 
For Sunday of Orthodoxy, Archpriest Edward Hughes, liturgics professor at Holy Cross Seminary, gave the homily.  He is pastor of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Lawrence, MA and a graduate of St. Vladimir's Seminary and the head of the Department of Liturgics and Translations for the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. In addition, Fr. Edward teaches Liturgics and Arabic language classes for the Antiochian Students at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA and is the current Spiritual Advisor to the Antiochian Women of the Diocese of Worcester and New England, while also serving as Vicar General of the Western Rite.
 

 


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Sunday's Bulletin 

4th Sunday of Lent - of St. John Climacus - March 22 - Martyr Drosis.  Martyrs Kalliniki  & Vasilisa

                9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.  Church school.

                5:00 pm - Mission vespers at St. George’s in South Glens Falls 

Tuesday - March 24

                6:00 pm - Great Compline with Blessing of Loaves.  Confession. 

Wednesday - March 25 - Annunciation of the Theotokos

                9:00 am - Vespers and Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom 

Thursday - March 26

                11:00 am - Funeral for Mary Volk Payne at Parker Bros.              

Friday - March 27

                 6:00 pm - Akathist to the Mother of God and Small Compline.  Confession

Saturday - March 28 - Visit of St. Tikhon’s Seminary Choir

                 5:30 pm - Great Vespers             

                             

5th Sunday of Lent - of St. Mary of Egypt - March 29 - Visit of St. Tikhon’s Seminary Choir

              9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.  Church school.  Pot-luck luncheon.

              5:00 pm - Mission vespers at St. George’s in Albany                                                 

LENTEN MISSION VESPERS (5:00 PM)   

    •       Mar 22: St. George's in South Glens Falls

    •       Mar 29: St. George's in Albany

    •       Apr 5: New Skete Monastery

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St. Basil Orthodox Church
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