St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (OCA)
67 Saratoga Street
Cohoes, NY 12047
January 2, 2022

Today, January 2nd, St. Nicholas was lucky to have as a "substitute priest", His Eminence Archishop Michael in our church.  His Eminence served Saturday evening Vespers and the Sunday Divine Liturgy and also preached a wonderful sermon on the Sunday before Theophany.  

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Icon Blessing 1-16-22

The icon St. Avenir and St. Natalia, was blessed today.  It was donated by Natalia Anthony in honor of her daughter Anna and St. Avenir was donated by Natalia Wolosen in honor of her father, Protodeacon Avenir Pirog.  

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Christmas 2021

Welcome to our Parish

Welcome to St Nicholas Orthodox Church!  We hope you will enjoy your visit.  We are a parish of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), serving Christ in the Cohoes and Greater Albany Capital Region.  Our liturgical services are primarily in English with small sections in Church Slavonic, Romanian, Greek or Arabic depending on the needs of the congregation at that time.

Even though our name implies we are Russian, we are truly an international community.  Our parish consists of 60 parishioners in "good-standing" with an outreach of approximately 130 who come to our church at some point in the church year. Our church is mainly composed of second and third generation people with origins from Lemkovyna (a region now part of Ukraine, Poland and Slovakia).

Recently, our church has become the spiritual home of a smattering of immigrants from Romania, Macedonia, Georgia, Moldova, Belarus, Russia and our own community here in America. Our mission is to expand our Christian family by embracing all people who want to share a life in Christ and to be the home for people of all backgrounds.

For information regarding church matters only please call Fr. Terenti at 518-369-2430. DO NOT CALL THIS NUMBER FOR FLEA MARKET QUESTIONS. For flea market inquiries please call 518-867-4102 or email us at:

Raffle 12-19-21

Thank you to Barb Kehn, Gail Ann Nizinkirck and Kathy Fomuk and everyone who helped make our raffle a huge success.  Parishioners donated gifts that were beautifully wrapped for the day of the drawing.  Everyone was extremely happy when their name was called and chose the package they wanted.  

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Monthly Bulletin/Calendar

The monthly bulletin is available by clicking "Monthly Bulletin" on the top menu and following the link. The monthly calendar which lists the services and meetings for the month is available by going to the "Schedule" link on the top. Certain parts of the bulletin are not provided on this website, for example candle listings. If you contact Fr. Terenti, he can provide those to you. 


files/Sermons/Luke18andColossians3.docx (21kb)     January 16, 2022






































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