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St. Basil's parish celebrated it’s 100th Anniversary in 2001. The parish was formed from a group of people from the Sub Carpatho-Russian province of Galicia who had settled in the Maplewood area, Town of Colonie near Albany, NY. The church was established by 19 men, inspired by Father (now Saint) Alexander Hotovitsky, who helped organize parishes all along the east coast. In January 1901, the Brotherhood of St. Basil the Great was formed and His Grace, Bishop Tikhon of the Aleutians and North America blessed the members of the Brotherhood to construct a church building.

The cornerstone was laid and blessed by Father Alexander Hotovitsky on November 21, 1901. Father Alexander traveled from New York City to conduct liturgical services for the people of St. Basil's.

The congregation continued to grow and a new, larger church became necessary and was blessed by Metropolitan Theophilus in September 1945.  Many of the parishioners lived in the Maplewood area surrounding the church.

This church building remains to this day and has been the site of countless Sacraments and Blessings to the many generations of St. Basil's parish.  An excellent choir under the directorship of Michael Mellin sings for all services.


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Sunday - June 12 - HOLY PENTECOST - 9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy followed by Vespers with kneeling prayers. Coffee hour. 1:00 pm - General Panikhida and blessing of graves at St. Basil's Cemetery (Elm St. and Boght Rd.)

Fast Free Week

Saturday - June 18 - 5:30 pm - Great Vespers. Confession

Sunday - June 19 - All Saints - 9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy. Coffee hour TBA
































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Saturday, June 25th
5:30 Great Vespers
Sunday, June 26th
Ven. David of Thessalonica. Appearance of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God
9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy followed by coffee hour