St. Nicholas Church
Orthodox Church in America
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:

Updating Church Records With Your Help
Updating Church Records With Your Help
As many of you may or may not know, we have always kept a  record of baptisms, marriages and deaths of members of the church.  In order to keep these records secure for the future and more readily available, they have been in the process of being duplicated to not only have a handwritten copy, but also an electronic copy.  One of the obstacles we have found is for church records prior to 1940 that were handwritten in Russian. As you can guess, handwriting alone can sometimes be difficult to read, but adding various priests handwriting and older Russian names,  sometimes have made it tough to have an accurate interpretation.   We would like all records to be included and accurate and are asking your help.  If you could possibly provide us with information for yourselves or your parents, grandparents, and other relatives who may have been baptized, married or died/buried at St Nicholas prior to 1940 it may make it much easier to reconcile the information.   The information we would need is:
Names -include maiden name of bride in marriage record
Date of the event
Parents of adult /child- both sets for marriage record, one set for baptism record
God Parents names 
Religion if not Orthodox - for bride, groom  or witnesses  in marriage record and godparents in baptism record
Witnesses name for marriage record
Date of Death and Date of Burial - also place of burial if not St Nicholas Cemetery
And if any other priest than the parish priest at the time participated in the service
Thank you for any help and information, even if not complete,  that you can provide to help in the accuracy of the records. Please complete the form on the counter at the back of the church, complete this information on a form or letter of your own and leave at the back of the church or email to
First and Second Sunday Divine Liturgy at Cemetery

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Pascha 2021

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Palm Sunday 2021

Zoom Liturgies
Dear folks:
     We are resuming our Zoom Liturgies on Sundays beginning at 8:45am...we want to see you in church, but if not here is the way to watch from home:
Go to:
Click on: Join a meeting
Meeting ID: 840 5401 2788

Passcode: liturgy


Dear Parishioners, Family and Friends,

I hesitate to ask this, as it has not been my policy in the past to ask for money especially now as I realize times are difficult with everyone's own personal expenses.  But, I must remind you to not forget our church at this time so that our bills can be paid, keeping us from running into a significant deficit as the year progresses.

With the loss of our May and September flea markets, we run the possibility of our deficit increasing even more so.  With that being said, we have added the above Donate button where you can use a credit card or your checking account..  We hope this will make donating easier for you, now that we are having services at the Church, especially since many are hesitant because of COVID-19 to attend services, where you normally contribute.  But if you prefer, please mail your donations to the address below.  Hopefully by the power of our prayers, this pandemic will soon abate and we can all enjoy our church once again.  God Bless!

Terenti Wasielewski, Presbyter

St. Nicholas Church, 67 Saratoga Street, Cohoes, NY  12047, Attn:  Steve Melnick


files/Sermons/samaritanwoman.doc (31kb)   May 30.2021















Monthly Bulletin/Calendar
June, 2021

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. 

The virtual images on this site are the exclusive property of  St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Cohoes, NY. Educational use is permitted; however, the content may not be re-purposed, reproduced, quoted without proper citation, or offered for sale in any form without the express written permission from St. Nicholas Church Board and/or the owners of the original images, if applicable.