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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!



Please join us on Sunday, Sept. 24th! Bring a friend, relax and enjoy good food and fellowship. We'll meet at the Maplewood Firehouse pavilion after Divine Liturgy. Thanks to the SOYUZ for providing hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and beverages. Please sign up in the church vestibule by Sun., Sept 17th and let us know you are going. Please bring a snack or some dessert to share. Contact Mike Nystoriak  518-273-5799.




His Eminence Archbishop Michael
Archpriest Peter Olsen, Rector
Contact: (rectory) 518-273-6262 (cell) 518-926-9825 e-mail:
Our Iconostas painted by Fr. Theodore Jurewicz
Funeral Repast for Vera Szabiet

Vera's daughter Susan Ringle and Vera's twin daughters Lisa Spooner and and Linda Stam..


Capital District OCF meets every Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm at the Church Hall of the Nativiity of the Mother of God Russian Orthodox Church 617 Sand Creek Road, Colonie, N.Y. 12205.  Contact Daria Sidoruk at 631- 935-3454 or Fr. Matthew Markewich at 518-212-7845 for further information.  Everyone is welcome.  Bring a friend!



Renting Our Church Hall

If you are interested in renting our Church Hall, please call Anne Marsolais at 518-271-7070.  Please do not call the rectory or the priest.  Mrs. Marsolais is our Hall Manager and  only she can answer any of your questions and assist you with the possibility of renting our Hall.  For further information about our Church Hall, please visit their website at Thank you!

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 Saturday - September 16 - 5:00 pm - Panikhida.  5:30 pm - Great Vespers.  Confession.

Sunday - September 17 - 9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy.  Parent/Teacher Meeting during Coffee Hour.

Friday - September 22 - 5:30 pm - Bible Study (in the rectory).  Bring a Bible!

Saturday - September 23 - 5:30 pm - Great Vespers.  Confession.

Sunday - September 24 - 9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy.  Church picnic at the Maplewood Firehouse.



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Saturday, September 23rd
60th anniversary celebration at St. Andrew's Camp, Jewell, NY.
At St Basil"s:
5:30 pm - Great Vespers.  Confession.
Sunday, September 24th
First Woman-martyr and Equal- to- the- Apostles Thecla
9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy.  Church picnic at the Maplewood Firehouse pavilion.
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St. Basil Orthodox Church
6 Lansing Avenue
Watervliet, New York 12189