Saints Theodore Orthodox Church
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Buffalo, New York
Sts Theodore Russian Orthodox Church - Williamsville, New York

Welcome to Our Parish!


While we are only a small parish in Western New York, we are part of the broader Russian Orthodox Church, the largest Orthodox body in the world. We are also part of the global Eastern Orthodox Church which includes national churches in traditionally Orthodox countries like Russia, Greece, Romania, Serbia, Cyprus, and the Middle East, but has also spread throughout all the world.  There are over 250 million Eastern Orthodox Christians in the world today and over 1 million in the United States. 

While many of our congregants were brought up in the Orthodox Church, many have journeyed to Orthodoxy either from other Christian faith traditions or from non-Christian spiritual traditions. Whether you are “on a journey” or just want to visit a local Orthodox church, you will be welcome at Sts Theodore. We are always happy to have others join us for prayer to and worship of the One God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

We hope you will find our site informative and edifying. We invite you to join us for one of our liturgical services which preserve the worshipping tradition of apostolic Christianity and grant those who participate in them an experience of heaven on earth. We have an All-Night Vigil service every Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and Divine Liturgy every Sunday morning beginning at 9:00 a.m. Lunch is served after Liturgy and all are welcome.

We looking forward to meeting you. May the Lord bless you.

Upcoming Services

Saturday, 27 November / 10 December
9:00AM - 2:00 PM Russian Bazaar
4:15PM Confession
5:00PM All-Night Vigil
Sunday, 28 November / 11 December
9:00AM Hours and Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, 1 / 14 December
6:00PM Akathist and Confession
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Current Bulletin

Twenty-Fourth Sunday
after Pentecost

Great Feast of the Entrance
of the Theotokos into the Temple

November 21 / December 4, 2016

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This Week's Bulletin

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Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

Today is the prelude of God’s good will
and the heralding of the salvation of mankind.
In the temple of God, the Virgin is presented openly,
and she proclaimeth Christ unto all.
To her, then, with a great voice let us cry aloud:
Rejoice, O thou fulfillment
of the Creator’s dispensation.

Upcoming Events

Weekly Akathist

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This week we will sing the Akathist to the St. Catherine the Great Martyr of Alexandria. Please join us at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, December 7, for this beautiful service.

Learn more about the St. Catherine here: (click here)


2016 Winter Russian Bazaar.

Our parish will be hosting its annual Winter Russian Bazaar on two consecutive Saturdays, December 3 and 10. Doors will be open for this event from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Please plan to attend. The Bazaar will feature a traditional Russian Tea Room, traditional Russian foods and sweets, as well as an area of other items for sale. Visitors are also welcome to receive a tour of the Church led by our parish rector, Fr. John.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

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On Sunday, November 21 / December 4, we will celebrate the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple. The Vigil with Litia will begin at its usual time on Saturday evening at 5:00 pm. The Festal Liturgy will be served at its usual time on Sunday. We will have a festal meal together following the Liturgy. Fish is allowed at the meal that day.

Read the Sermon of St. Gregory Palamas for the Feast: (click here)

Read the Sermon of St. John of Kronstadt for the Feast: (click here)

View the Homily of Fr. Calinic Berger for the Feast: (click here)

View the Homily of Fr. John Palmer for the Feast: (click here)

Can You Guess Who Is On Youtube Now? Saints Theodore!

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That's right! Saints Theodore now has its own YouTube channel (click here). At present we have a sermon and some lectures from last year's Sts. Peter and Febronia Retreat posted. Please subscribe and watch for more content in the future.

Cleaning Day

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We will also have a post-Bazaar, pre-Nativity cleanup on Saturday, December 17, from 9:00 am – noon. Lunch will be provided by the Sisterhood. Mark your calendars and please join us.


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