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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 of the Blind Man - May 13 - 9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy.  No Class.  Coffee Hour.  Mother's Day 

Leave-Taking of Pascha - Wednesday, May 16 - 9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy

Eve of the Ascension - Wednesday, May 16 - 6:00 pm.  Vigil with Blessing of Loaves

Feast of the Ascension - Thursday, May 17 - 9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy

Saturday - May 19 - 5:00 pm - Panikhida.  5:30 pm - Great Vespers.  Confession

Sunday - May 20 - Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council - 9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy.  Church School.  Presentation at Coffee Hour on Cupolas/Crosses Repair and Restoration Project









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Sunday, May 20th
Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council.  Martyr Thalelaeos & his comp.  Lydia of Philippi.  Relics of St. Aleksy, Metropolitan of Moscow
9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy.  Church School.  Coffee Hour.
Saturday, May 26th
5:30 pm - Vigil (Vespers and Matins) with Blessing of Loaves.

To make a donation to our church, please send your check to:

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