St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (OCA)
67 Saratoga Street
Cohoes, NY 12047
Divine Liturgy Starting October 17, 2021
Because of the weather forecast moving forward, I have decided summer Divine Liturgy at the cemetery has come to an end for this year and we are returning to St. Nicholas for the coming months starting tomorrow, October 17. The COVID directives remain the same as the diocesan directive dated May 26, 2021. Below is the URL for the directive. You might want to reacquaint yourself with these by clicking on the URL. Just to highlight here, I am copying in the mask directives from the document:
- Persons who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are not required to wear masks in church, nor to be socially distanced. However, anyone wishing to wear a mask,         and/or be socially distanced, may do so.
- For their own safety and protection, unvaccinated persons should continue to wear masks and be socially distanced from other persons without masks.
- Persons 65 years and older, persons with medical conditions that increase their susceptibility to COVID19, and particularly persons in these groups who are not fully          vaccinated, should continue to exercise caution with respect to wearing masks at church and being socially distanced.
Hope to see you all inside our church....Fr. T
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:

Archbishop Michael visit and receptions July 11, 2021

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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/matt19.16-26.3-3.doc (32kb)   September 12, 2021



























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