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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The St. Petersburg Ensemble will return to our church to sing the Divine Liturgy and perform a mini-concert entitled The Masterpieces of Russian, Classic, Choral and Sacred Music Sunday, November 11, 2018. In November of 2016 when the Ensemble was here, the parish also had a pulled pork luncheon in honor of the Ensemble. To view the 2016 concert click on the following link: St. Petersburg Ensemble Concert
The Baptism of baby George Gould will take place on January 20th at 8:00am in the church. He is the son of Eric and Catherine Gould born on Sunday, November 11th at 3:00am. God grant them many happy healthly years!
Bidzina Khatiashvili passed on January 2, 2019. His 40th day service will be February 10th. Maradiuli khsovna!
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.