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Friday, December 15, 6:30 pm at Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Road, Ballston Lake, NY

His Eminence Archbishop Michael presiding 

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!

Healing Service
On Friday, November 17, a Healing Service was served at St. Basil’s Orthodox Church, Watervliet, NY.  This was a parish effort of outreach and Evangelism; the continuing duty of our church of missionary work to the local community and to family and friends of parishioners.  After a welcoming sermon, everyone was anointed with oil from the Tomb of Our Lord from Jerusalem.  Visitors received a New Testament and the pamphlet “What on Earth is the Orthodox Church?”  Orthodox participants received a brochure of various prayers for various occasions.  After the service we enjoyed fellowship and refreshments in our Church Center.  We hope and pray that our humble efforts will bear fruit as we work to cultivate and grow the Lord’s vineyard.  

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!




Save the date!  Our Yolka (annual pre-Christmas celebration) will be on  Sunday, December 10, 2017, immediately following Divine Liturgy.  Lenten meal and entertainment by our parish children, as well as a visit from St. Nicholas.  You are invited!

Fr. Peter and Hieromonk Job at Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville, NY
Fr. Peter and Hieromonk Job at Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville, NY
Fr. Peter and Hieromonk Job at Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville, NY
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
Fr. Horsky's Granddaughter Visits St. Basil's

Genie Horsky, the granddaughter of the ever-memorable Mitred Archpriest Basil Horsky, visited our parish on Sunday, December 3, 2017.  Fr. Horsky and his Matushka Mary served St. Basil's for 23 years before retiring in 1971.  Standing with Genie and Fr. Peter is Genie's friend Bob.  It was an honor and great joy for the parish to welcome Genie home to her church family.

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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Nativity Fas

Sunday - December 10 - 9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy.  Yolka.

Tuesday - December 12 - 4 - 6 pm, Wake for Eva Nystoriak at Parker Bros.  Panikhida at 5:30 pm.

Wednesday - December 13 - 10:00 am - Funeral for Eva Nystoriak at St. Basil's.

Thursday - December 14 - 6:00 pm - Parish Council Meeting

Friday - December 15 - 6:30 pm - Akathist before the relics of St. Tikhon, Pat. of Moscow at Christ the Savior, Ballston Spa.  Presiding will be His Eminence, Archbishop Michael.

Saturday - December 16 - Akathist before the relics of St. Tikhon at Sts. Peter and Paul, Syracuse.  Presentation by His Eminence Archbishop Michael entitled:  "The Fullness of the Church."

Sunday - December 17 - 9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy.  Church School.  Coffee Hour.




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Friday, December 15th
Akathist in front of relics of St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow, Enlightener of North America
6:30 pm at  Christ the Savior, Ballston Spa, with His Eminence, Archbishop Michael
meal and fellowship to follow
Saturday, December 16th
Annual Advent Retreat, Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Syracuse
9:30 am - 3:00 pm - With His Eminence, Archbishop Michael
Akathist before the relics of St. Tikhon, Pat. of Moscow, Enlightener of North America 100th anniversary of his enthronement
No services at St. Basil's.
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St. Basil Orthodox Church
6 Lansing Avenue
Watervliet, New York 12189