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:

Visit from Archbishop Michael

Visit from Archbishop Michael - 08/02/20

After 12 years of priesthood Fr. Terenti Wasielewski was elevated to Archpriest ... Also Brother David Ferencz, having been a monk for 38 years was tonsured a reader.  

Gramotas were also given to Mark Kobylar, Mary Anne Soltis and Peter Schoonmaker and we congratulate each one and thank them for their dedication to St. Nicholas Church,

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Flea Market and Craft Show
Flea Market and Craft Show Cancellation for September 2020
Due to Covid-19, the organizers of the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Flea Market are canceling the September 2020 Flea Market and Craft Show. While we are still as dedicated as ever to serving our community and our vendors, the safety of our vendors, patrons and our parishioners come first. Please accept our deep regrets that we are canceling, which was a very difficult decision to make.
We appreciate your understanding during these trying times and we look forward to the opportunity to be able to be back in both May and September of 2021 for "The Flea Market and Craft Show".
Please stay safe everyone.....
Chrismation Jeffrey Thomas Downey

Divine Liturgy at our Cemetery

This is our second week celebrating Sunday Divine Liturgy at our cemetery, weather permitting.  Hours are being read at 8:45 with Liturgy starting at 9:00am.

We will be adding photos periodically.  Please feel free to join us.

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Pascha 2020

Pascha 2020 - 04/19/20

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Directives from Archbishop Michael With Regard Covid-19 and Upcoming Services
Diocesan Directives on the Gradual Re-Opening of Diocesan Churches Issued May 8, 2020

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 flea market, we run the possibility of our deficit increasing even more so.  With that being said, 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

Monthly Bulletin/Calendar
September, 2020

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. 

Link to Watch Services
All Saints of America Orthodox Christian Mission Alexandria, Virginia

If you are unable to attend services, you can watch them live or view saved services from All Saints of America Orthodox Mission in Alexandria, VA.  Click the link below:

Live/Saved Services

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.