St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (OCA)
67 Saratoga Street
Cohoes, NY 12047

Dear Plattsburgh folks:
Christ is in our midst!  Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving
Attached are a few photos from our excursion north to celebrate Divine Liturgy on November 19th.  10 people were in attendance.  The group enjoyed a light meal after the service and we got to know each other better.  Everyone wanted to have Divine Liturgy on a regular monthly basis, so we are planning to have the Divine Liturgy on Saturday, December 17th.  I have yet to hear back from the United Methodist Church for that date, but I will let you all know once it is confirmed. Word has spread and I have heard from a few others who are excited that the Orthodox Church has placed the Cross in Plattsburgh ground. 
Blessings to all, 
Fr. Terenti Wasielewski

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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".

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John Serbalik's Special Birthday 10-10-22

John Serbalik, our cameraman, thank you for always taking all photos, except this one, celebrates a monumental birthday on October 10th … we wish him many more HAPPY HEALTHY YEARS!!! 

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Our Newest American Citizen--- CONGRATULATIONS 10-9-22

Today we celebrated Lydia Nakhlupina who is now an American citizen.  Lydia is the “grandmother” to all of us … she gives us love and a smile and makes us beautiful paper mache … she is so generous giving us gifts … we are so happy for her new citizenship and more importantly that she is part of our Cohoes family.  God grant her many happy healthy years!

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Animal blessing October 1, 2022

Father Terenti participated in the service for the blessing of the animals on Saturday, October 1 at New Skete monastery… His dog Sweet Pea Sophia II was one of the many cats and dogs that were blessed for the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi.

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Susan and John Gaito Visit October 6, 2022

Father Terenti visited Susan and John Gaito today to give them the sacraments and both wish everybody well...

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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.

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:

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. 


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