Our Church is located near the city of
Albany, New York. Our parish is under the jurisdiction of His Eminence
Metropolitan Laurus of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
We belong to the diocese of Syracuse and The Holy Trinity.
Our Church serves the religious needs of a small
Orthodox community of Russian immigrants and their children who settled
in New York's Capital District in the course of this century. We also have quite a few people who have relocated
from elsewhere in the United States and from Russia.
people of any ethnic background who seek salvation in The Holy Orthodox Church.
The present community was formed in 1983 by the merger of the Nativity
of the Holy Virgin Church in Albany and the Protection of the Holy
Virgin Church in Schenectady. Church services were held in Schenectedy while
the funds for the construction of a new church were being collected.
The construction of the new church started in September 2004 and in April 2005 we held our first
services in our new church. The new structure is a traditional Russian Orthodox church using the
finest examples of northern Russian architecture.
We have a small parish, but are blessed with actively participating
young couples and many, many children. We have an active Church School
and the parish is a very close knit one. The Sisterhood sponsors coffee
hours (luncheons) every Sunday after Liturgy, with the exception of the
summer months. The Sisterhood also sponsors an Annual Yolka with a
Christmas Dinner, Blini, Annual Church picnic, Pascha luncheon, and
Vareniki and Kulich sales throughout the year.
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