All mail and correspondence should be sent to: 6 Lansing Ave Watervliet NY 12189-1845
Phone: (518) 273-6262 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Please do not send text messages. Thank you.
OUR MISSION/VISION STATEMENT
- ST. BASIL'S CHURCH WILL STRIVE TO GLORIFY GOD THROUGH
ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN WORSHIP,
SINCERE LOVE AND CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER,
AND SERVICE TO THOSE IN NEED AROUND US
April 8 9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
5:30 pm - Great Vespers with Blessing of Loaves. Blessing of Palms/Pussy Willows
Palm Sunday ~ Entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem
April 9 9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. Blessing of pussy willows/palms at end of service.
Great and Holy Wednesday ~ Commemoration of the Anointing of the Lord
April 12 6:00 pm - Mystery of Holy Unction
Great and Holy Thursday - Commemoration of the Mystical Supper and the first Eucharist
April 13 9:30 am - Vespers with the Liturgy of St. Basil
6:00 pm - Commemoration of the Crucifixion of Christ. Matins with the reading of the 12 Passion Gospels
Great and Holy Friday ~ Strict Fast ~ Commemoration of the Death and Burial of the Lord
April 14 5:00 pm - Vespers - The Descent from the Cross
Matins for Holy Saturday with procession and Burial Service of our Lord
Great and Holy Saturday - Strict Fast ~ The Descent into Hades
April 15 10:00 am - Vespers with the Liturgy of St.Basil. 15 Old Testament readings. 1:00 pm - Blessing of Pascha baskets in the Church Hall
11:30 pm - Midnight Service and Procession
GREAT AND HOLY PASCHA ~ April 16 - 12:00 am - Paschal Matins and Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. Blessing of Pascha baskets and fellowship in the Church Hall.
Welcome! It is always an honor and a privilege when we have visitors worship with us at St. Basil’s. Please consider filling out a “Visitor’s Card” at the Candle Desk and joining us for Coffee Hour after the liturgy. Please keep in mind that we have certain traditions and practices that perhaps you may not be accustomed to. For example, modest and proper attire should be worn. We do not practice so-called "Eucharistic hospitality" or "inter-Communion." Only Baptized Orthodox Christians who have been to Holy Confession recently may receive Holy Communion. If you are an Orthodox visitor and plan to receive Holy Communion, please call Fr. Peter ahead of time (518-273-6262).
All Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals must be scheduled ahead of time with Fr. Peter. Not all days and times are permitted. All canonical, traditional and liturgical practices of the Church must be followed and adhered to. Normally, sacraments are scheduled only by Baptized Orthodox Christians who go to church, go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on a regular basis. All Baptisms must be discussed with the parents of the child ahead of time. Please call Fr. Peter if you are interested in scheduling a sacrament (518-273-6262). Thank you!
St. Basil's, a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, 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!
We encourage you to visit the official website of the Diocese of NY and NJ, www.nynjoca.org
It includes information about various Diocesan activities: Teen Retreats, Altar Servers Retreats, Mens and Womens Retreats, Family Fun Days, the Bishop’s schedule, etc..
Diocesan Guidelines and other vital documents are also available. News about parish events and activities throughout the Diocese are also posted.
Parish Life Handbook