Parishioners from Providence RI - Pavelchak Family - 01/12/2020
St. Nicholas Day visit from Archbishop Michael - 12/05/2019
George Gould's 1st birthday party - 11/10/2019
Over 200 spaces for Sept fle!market - 09/21/2019
St. Mary Magdalene and St. Peter 1st Metropolitan of Moscow - 08/25/2019
Vesperal Divine Liturgy on August 5th - 08/05/2019
Graduation party after Divine Liturgy - 07/28/2019
Pentecost and cemetery blessings - 06/16/2019
Fr. Terenti's Birthday at the Rusty Nail - 06/05/2019
Baptism of Baby George - 01/19/2019
On January 19th we baptized George Gould son of Eric and Katherine Forster Gould. Grandparents John and Debbie Forster came up from Florida for the event.
St. Nicholas Day celebration - 12/09/2018
Our Altar Servers, The Shashilov's, The Gould's and The Stoja's with their latest additions - 11/25/2018
Birthday party for Jubilee and Lydia - 11/11/2018
Israel, Jordan and Istanbul - 10/08/2018
At the Rusty Nail - 08/26/2018
Cindy Grinko's birthday at the Rusty Nail. Can you guess how many free wings we got?
A day at the Serbalik camp - 07/10/2018
Blessing of Cross Icon in memory of Gregory Stroyen - 04/15/2018
Pussy Willow and Palm branch bundling - 03/31/2018
Parishioners and Friends of St. Nicholas making pirohi - 02/09/2018
Divine Liturgy with Fr. Dn. Paul Gansle - 12/31/2017
Archbishop Michael celebrating the Service - 12/06/2017
Ensemble singing the Divine Liturgy and presenting a mini-concer - 12/03/2017
Luke and Catherine Henderson's reception at the farm - 09/02/2017
Blessing of students and teachers - 08/13/2017
Wedding of John and Evelyn Maclutsky - 07/16/2017
Archbishop Michael's annual parish visit - 07/09/2017
We are always honored to have our Archbishop here for his blessings.
Fr. Deacon Paul and Matushka Christine Gansle - 07/02/2017
St. Nicholas was honored to have Fr. Deacon Paul Gansle serve in our parish. His mother lives in Cohoes and the Gansle's live in Cincinnati Ohio and are members of Christ the Savior Orthodox Church.
Visit to the Church, Museum and Cemetery - 06/24/2017
Fr. Terenti took a group of parishioners to Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville: Reader Peter S., John and Evelyn M., Vladimir, Natasha and Danny N., Lydia N. and Barbara G. and of course Fr. Terenti's canine companion Sophia.
Blessing of St. Gabriel and Michael, the Archangels icons - 05/28/2017
The icon of St. Gabriel was donated by Barbara Kehn in memory of her family and the icon of St. Michael was donated by the late Sam Kobylar in memory of his family.
Reading of the Gospel in various languages - 04/16/2017
On Sunday morning during the Paschal Vigil, the gospel was read in English, French, German, Italian, Albanian, Spanish, Indonesian, Bulgarian, Belarussian, Russian, Latin, Greek.
Blessing of Paschal baskets/Blessing of the bread, wine and fruit after the Divine Liturgy - 04/15/2017
Blessing of the icons to be placed on the royal doors - 04/09/2017
On Palm Sunday we blessed the icons to be placed on the Royal Doors (4 Evangelists and the Annunication) donated by the Stroyen family in memory of the Stroyen and Cherniak families. May God grant them many years and to the deceased members Memory Eternal!
Baptismal Divine Liturgy - 04/08/2017
On Saturday April 8th we received 5 people into the church. Logan "Luke Henderson was received through Holy Baptism. Scott "Zaccheus" Haley, Jennifer "Genevieve" and Scott "Thomas" Versonese and Evelyn "Elizabeth" McClutsky were received through Chrismation. We also welcomed David Ferencz and Jesse Brodnax who joined our church a few months ago who were already Orthodox. May God grant them many years! Welcome to the St. Nicholas family.
Photographs from various services and Holy Supper - 12/24/2016
Attendees for the feast - 11/21/2016
Donation made in honor of Helen Mack by the Mack Family - 10/30/2016
Donation of the icon of Christ and the Theotokos - 09/25/2016
The blessing of these icons took place the week before, but the donors were in church the next Sunday for their pictures. The Icon of Christ was donated by Catherine Prodanovich in memory of her family and the Icon of the Theotokos was donated by Anna Tanchak in memory of her family. May God grant them many years!
Pig Roast for the parish - 09/18/2016
St. Nicholas had a pig roast for all of the people who dedicate their time to help make pirohi and assist at our flea markets inorder to make our church a wonderful place to come on Sundays and holidays.
Flowers on the altar - 08/15/2016
Peter Guba donated the flowers in memory of his mother Ellen for the Feast of the Dormition.
Basement pirohi making for the flea market - 08/13/2016
Enjoying the day in Lake George at the Serbalik camp - 08/09/2016
Bishop Michael and the grammota awards - 07/10/2016
Grammotas were given to Vicky and John Serbalik, David Oreshan and Alan Hodges for all the good work they have done for the parish.
Anniversary and Scholarship presentation - 05/22/2016
Vespers at the Cross in St. Nicholas Cemetery - 05/14/2016
After the massive flea market, some of the parishioners wanted to have Vespers, so we had them in the cemetery before the cross.
The Last Supper Icon Blessing - 05/15/2016
The St. Basil's Brotherhood donated the icon of the Last Supper.
After Divine Liturgy and Paska breads - 04/24/2016
Blessing of the Holy Apostles Icons for the iconostasis - 03/06/2016
Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord - 02/02/2016
Gathering after Divine Liturgy at Stephanie Andruchow's house - 01/01/2016
Party at House - 12/20/2015
15 parishioners surprised Steve and Helen in their new apartment on Steve's 95th birthday. Even Santa came to give best wishes to Steve.
Taking part in the WinterFest in Cohoes - 12/12/2015
Stephanie, Theresa, Joe, Barbara K., Barbara G., Katy sold holupki, pirohi, haluskhi and baked goods during Cohoes' Winterfest.
Rachmaninoff's All Night Vigil Concert - 11/22/2015
Aftimios, Yorida and Robert Stoja - 11/15/2015
Baptism of Isabella Ana Vilcu - 10/04/2015
Processional Cross, Ripidia (fans) and Lanterns - 09/13/2015
St. Nicholas Church is honored to receive gifts of a Processional Cross, Ripidia and Laterns. The set of Ripidia and Cross were donated by John Koblyar Family and the Lanterns were donated by: Michael Telesky, John Guba, Barbara Kehn and an anonymous donor. God Grant them Many years!
Blessing of students and teachers and Herbiage - 08/16/2015
Eric Gould and Viktor Shashlikov as altarmen join John Yuri - 08/09/2015
Vesperal Divine Liturgy for the Transfiguration - 08/06/2015
John Kobylar family donation - 08/02/2015
The John Kobylar Family donated a new processional cross and ripidia to the church in honor of their wife/mother Mary. May her memory be eternal and many years to John, Mark and David!
Natalia Wolosen's birthday, anniversary blessings, memorials and blessing of kolliva - 07/12/2015
Blessing of St. John of San Francisco - 05/17/2015
Many thanks to the Serbalik Families for donating the icon of St. John (Maximovich) of San Francisco in memory of their father and mother John and Leona. St. John will be placed with the other American Saints on the right side choir loft.
Blessing of St. Raphel of Brooklyn - 05/10/2015
We wish to thank Roger Mike for donating the icon of St. Raphel of Brooklyn in our church in memory of his mother Zina and father Ed. This icon will be placed in the back along with the other American saints.
The blessing of St. Job of Pochaev - 03/22/2015
St. Job of Pochaev was an icon donated in memory of Mitch and Barbara Rimanowski on the behalf of the family. This icon will be place in the south case. May Mitch and Barbara's memory be eternal!
Our Lady of Pochaev icon blessed - 03/15/2015
This icon will be placed in the case on the north side of church.
First Sunday in Lent Vigil Service... - 02/28/2015
Photograph of the "Vigil"antes.
Picnic in January, 40th day for Kate Karol and picture of Mary Sawyer - 01/18/2015
Sunday after Epiphany and Litiya for Roger Mike family - 01/11/2015
Vespers and Litiya for Matushka Barbara Pavelchak - 01/10/2015
Russian Christmas - 01/07/2015
For those who enjoy celebrating the 7th of January, we celebrated the Christmas Divine Liturgy again. In America we celebrate the 12 days of Christmas and what better way to end the Nativity season than celebrate the Divine Liturgy with our Julian calendar followers.
Divine Liturgy for Epiphany and Blessing of Waters - 01/06/2015
Fr. Dn. Paul Sokol joins us and Blessing of the Vasilopitha - 01/04/2015
Today we had Fr. Deacon Paul Sokol join us for the Divine Liturgy. The winner of the gold coin inside the Vasilopitha was Catherine Gould.
Fr. Deacon Mark Hoeplinger joing us - 12/28/2014
Fr. Deacon Mark came to St. Nicholas to speak to the congregation about what is happening at St. Tikhon's Seminary. Fr. Deacon is on the Board of Trustees at St. Tikhon's and gave an inspiring talk about all the good things that are happening there.
Divine Liturgy with a Litiya for John Serbalik Sr and Mary Kopcha - 12/26/2014
3:00pm Vesperal Divine Liturgy and 7:00pm Compline and Matins - 12/24/2014
Traditional Holy Supper - 12/24/2014
Each year after the Vesperal Divine Liturgy at 3pm we have our Holy Supper at 5pm. We create twelve dishes that have no meat or dairy products which comforms to the way our Lemko ancestors did this meal.
Burial Service - 12/18/2014
The funeral for Cathy Karol was held in Hawaii and she was buried at the national cemetery along side her husband Joe who died in 2010. Permission was granted by her son Thomas to post the pictures of the funeral.
Divine Liturgy, Litiya for Healing - 12/14/2014
This Sunday we had a Litiya for Healing as we usually do every other month at the end of the Divine Liturgy. For those who need the Sacrament of Holy Unction they are annointed as well.
St. Nicholas Day - 12/07/2014
We are always honored to have Bp Seraphim in our parish. He is so friendly and the children like him very much.
Vespers of St. Nicholas (transfered to Saturday evening Sunday morning) - 12/06/2014
Robert Stoja - 12/01/2014
Our iconographer Afthimios and Yorida Stoja gave birth to little Robert on November 10, 2014
Blessing of the St. John - 11/23/2014
This icon of St. John the Warrior was donated by the Walko Family and completes Phase I of the icon project.
History Session with Vespers and Fellowship - 11/15/2014
Annual meeting, Bowling tournament and swearing in of officers - 11/08/2014
Sunday of the Holy Unmercenaries - 11/02/2014
Each year, we celebrate, Sts. Cosmos and Damian and all of the Unmercenaries on the first Sunday of November. At the end of the Divine Liturgy we have a small moleben for the sick and annointing with Holy Unction. With the winter approaching, it is our spiritual "flu shot" to protect from the cold months ahead.
Baby Shower after church for Yorida Stoja our iconographer's wife - 09/21/2014
The parish showered Yorida with gifts for her new baby Robert who will be born late October.
October 11th Memorial Divine Liturgy and Sunday 100th anniversary - 10/11/2014
Icon Blessing - 10/05/2014
Lisa Duncan wrote the Icon of Theotokos of Pochaev and Fr. Terenti wrote the Icon of St. Constantine and Helena which will be placed in the Church. A larger icon of the Theotokos of Pochaev will be written by our iconographer Aftimios Stoja and put in the north case.
Litiya for the Heath and Blessing of St. Seraphim of Sarov - 09/21/2014
Exhaltation of the Holy Cross and Blessing of the Antidoron Bowl - 09/14/2014
St. Nicholas Church was pleased to bless the gift of a new Antidoron Bowl, donated by Reader Basil Rupp in memory of his mother and Father, Mary and William Rupp. May their memories be eternal and may God grant many years to their son Bill for his generous gift to the church.
Baptism of Thomas Knapp and birthday celebrations - 09/06/2014
On Saturday Sept. 6th we baptized Thomas Knapp, son of Thomas and Nadine Stroyen Knapp born May 15, 2014, grandson of Greg and Joyce Stroyen. Reception was in the basement. On Sunday Sept. 7th we celebrated three birthdays: Mary Prokop 98, Madelyn Matala, 90 and John Urie Serbalik 16.
Blessing of the icon of St. Daniel of Moscow and Blessing of Cars - 08/31/2014
Celebrating the beginning of the church year - 09/01/2014
Removal of the pews, new carpeting and painting of sills - 08/27/2014
In order to provide more space for our religious articles, better movement for our seniors and better preservation of our iconostasis, the church board voted to remove pews reallocate space. As you can see from the images, the front is now brighter and less congested.
Outside Divine Liturgy with the Blessing of Students and Church Picnic - 08/24/2014
Over 50 people attended the annual outdoor Divine Liturgy and Picnic. This coincided with work being done inside the church for the two weeks. The work is expected to be finished for the improvements to the church nave.
Choir and Icon School picnic at Fr. Terenti's house - 08/17/2014
Fr. Terenti entertained 17 people from the icon school and choir. Steaks, chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers were the main fare with a wide variety of salads and desserts.
Choir directing 101 - 07/19/2014
25 Registrants from Auburn to Eastern Massachusetts came to the Introduction to Choir Directing Workshop held at our church on Saturday July 19th. The workshop was conducted by Dr. David Drillock, Professor Emeritus at St. Vladimir's in Crestwood, New York. Students came away from the event learning a new set of skills. We will be holding more choir conducting events in the future. Stay tuned!
John and Victoria's 45th Wedding Anniversary Service - 07/12/2014
Icon blessing of St. Maxim Sandovich - 06/08/2014
The icon of Maxim Sandovich was donated by the Glushko Family. The father and two sons made the trip from Ohio to celebrate the blessing of this icon in honor of the 100th anniversary of our parish.
Services at the cemetery for Pentecost and Blessing of graves - 06/08/2014
Baptism of Kostun and Legace grandchildren and Blessing of St. Thekla icon - 05/25/2014
Paschal Basket Blessing - 04/19/2014
Holy Pascha 2014 - 04/20/2014
We started at 5:30am with Nocturnes, Matins and Divine Liturgy. We finished at 8:00am. Then we went downstairs for the Agape Meal and returned at 9:15am for the Vespers of Pascha.
Lazurus Saturday with Bishop Michael - 04/11/2014
Women saints on the side walls of the church - 03/19/2014
Baptism of Carter on Forgiveness Sunday - 03/02/2014
The following audio streams were from a lecture series on Confession that took place in the capital district in the late 1990s.
1. Penetential discipline in the early church by John Erickson. Professor Erickson traces the history of penetential discipline from the early church to the 19th century. Penitential-Discipline-Discussion.mp3
2. Contemporary Confessional practices by Fr. Paul Lazor. Fr. Lazor discusses the contemporary issues surrounding the Sacrament of Confession. Lazor-Confession-Today.mp3