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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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Cheesefare-Forgiveness Sunday - March 10 - 9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy.  Forgiveness Vespers.  No church school.  Last day that dairy products are eaten before Pascha.

Beginning of Great Lent

Monday - March 11 - Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - 6:00 pm

Tuesday - March 12 - Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - 6:00 pm

Wednesday - March 13 - 5:30 pm - Confession  6:00 pm - Presanctified Liturgy

Thursday - March 14 - Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - 6:00 pm

Friday - March 15 - Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos - 6:00 pm, followed by Confession

St. Theodore Saturday - March 16 - 9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy.  5:00 pm - Panikhida.  5:30 pm - Great Vespers.  Confession

Sunday of Orthodoxy - 9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy.  Church School.  Coffee Hour.  5:00 pm - Mission Vespers - Responses sung by St. Tikhon's Seminary Choir.  Homilist:  Priest Matthew Markewich of Christ the Savior, Ballston Lake, NY










































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Tuesday, March 19th
St. Andrew's Brotherhood Meeting
7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 20th
Holy Fathers slain at St. Sabbas' Monastery
5:30 pm - Confession
6:00 pm - Presanctified Liturgy

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