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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!

Harvest Fest

On Saturday, October 17th will be our Harvest Fest, once again sponsored by the church and the Sisterhood. I am looking for vendors and crafters for this fund raising event for our church. If you have anyone in mind, please talk with Pat. Thank you

Fr. Peter Olsen, Rector


All college students are invited to join the capital district OCF.  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 Artem Timofeev (518-360-6696) if you are interested.

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.   CLICK HERE  

The schedule of services is as follows:

Saturday:                                5PM Vespers

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


Address to the Council by His Beatitude, Metropolitan TIKHON
Address to the Council by His Beatitude, Metropolitan TIKHON

If you have an hour to spare …; you will be very pleased to listen to the Address to the Council by His Beatitude, Metropolitan TIKHON.  Try to set-aside the time to be informed and greatly inspired by his words!  I highly recommend it to you. 

In our Lord, Jesus Christ, 

~ Fr. Ken


Archpriest, Orthodox Church in America

Diocese of New York & New Jersey

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:


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.
Ancient Faith Radio
Orthodoxy in America

Sunday - October 4 - Hieromartyr Hierotheos, bishop of Athens. Ven Ammoun of Egypt
9:00 am - General Confession
9:30 am - Divine Liturgy followed by Church School and Coffee Hour.

Monday - October 5
10:00 am - Sisterhood Meeting

Thursday - October 8
5:30 pm - Great Vespers with Blessing of Loaves
7:00 pm - “When Christ Found Me in the Himalayas: A Journey from Hinduism to Ancient Christianity,” a lecture by Joseph Frangipani at Christ the Savior, Ballston Spa.

Friday - October 9 - St. Tikhon of Moscow, Enlightener of North America
8:40 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy

Saturday - October 10
5:00 pm - Panikhida
5:30 pm - Great Vespers.  Confession.

Sunday - October 11 - Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council. Deacon Philip, Apostle of the 70. Synaxis of the Optina Elders.
9:10 am - Hours
9:30 am - Divine Liturgy.
Church School and Coffee Hour.

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Sunday, October 4th
Hieromartyr Hierotheos, bishop of Athens.
Ven. Ammoun of Egypt
8:30 am - General Confession
9:00 am - Divine Liturgy.  Church School and Coffee Hour
Monday, October 5th
10:00 am -  Sisterhood meeting
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St. Basil Orthodox Church
6 Lansing Avenue
Watervliet, New York 12189