On Saturday, January 7 we celebrated a dual feast of the Nativity and the Synaxis of Saint John the Baptist… some of the parishioners prefer January 7 for Christmas and so this is why we have a mixed feast.
On Thursday, January 5 we served a Vesperal Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Theophany. 15 people attended the liturgy, followed by the blessing of the waters.
A few of our good people at the church decided to have a mini fundraiser which was incredibly successful. Over $1000 was made in profit for the kolache/makovnik nut roll for the Christmas holidays. Traditional poppyseed rolls were made, as well as walnut, raspberry, almond apricot and date nut and fruit cakes. Several people have commented on how delicious the rolls were. I'm sure we will be making them again in the future!
On Sunday, December 18 we were blessed to have a visit from St. Nicholas. Over 60 people came to church and St. Nicholas presented gifts to 9 children. We sang Christmas carols (kolady) headed by Stephanie Stroyen while our parish president Barbara Gerzonich played the accordion. Truly a blessed and fun day!
Today on Saint Catherine’s Day and our National Thanksgiving Day, we celebrated Liturgy with 12 people. We gave thanks to all blessings from our Lord remembering what Saint Paul told us "Pray without ceasing and giving thanks for all".
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.
Our parish has an average of 35 people for a Sunday Liturgy with an outreach of over 100 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: email@example.com.
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.