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.


Current Bulletin

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Martyrs Menas, Victor and Vincent

Venerable Theodore the Studite

 

November 11/24, 2019

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Venerable Father Theodore,
pray to God for us.

Read some of the Ascetic Writings of St. Theodore the Studite: click here

 

Upcoming Services

Friday, 30 November / 13 December
6:00PM Akathist
Saturday, 1 / 14 December
4:00PM Confession
5:00PM All-Night Vigil
Sunday, 2 / 15 December
9:00AM Hours and Divine Liturgy
Upcoming Events

St Nicholas Day - 12/08/19

We are drawing near to the commemoration of St. Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia. On Thursday, December 6/19, we will have some special events in honor of St. Nicholas Day. That the evening, at 5:30, we will serve a Moleben to St. Nicholas. Then, after the Moleben, we will have our St. Nicholas day party at the Church which, this year, will once again be an event for the whole parish!. We will start by partaking of a potluck meal together in the Trapeza/Parish Hall (fish, wine and oil are permitted) so please bring a dish to share.
 
After the meal, the story of St. Nicholas will be read for the children. Children are encouraged to bring an extra pair of shoes in case St. Nicholas should show up with some special treats for them. Then we will have our White Elephant Gift Exchange and sing some Christmas carols. We had a lot of fun together with this in past years and hopefully this year's event will be just as great.


Church Open Office Hours


Fr. John will be keeping open Office Hours if you need to meet with him. He will typically be available for visitations or meetings in the Church office on Friday afternoons from 1:00-5:00 pm or after the Friday evening Akathist, as well as on Saturday afternoons from 2:00-4:00 pm before the time for Confessions. If you wish to meet with Fr. John during these office hours, please contact him ahead of time to make an appointment. You can also feel free to call him at anytime if you need to discuss a more urgent matter or have a pastoral emergency.

 


St Nicholas Day

We are drawing near to the commemoration of St. Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia. On Thursday, December 6/19, we will have some special events in honor of St. Nicholas Day. That the evening, at 5:30, we will serve a Moleben to St. Nicholas. Then, after the Moleben, we will have our St. Nicholas day party at the Church which, this year, will once again be an event for the whole parish!. We will start by partaking of a potluck meal together in the Trapeza/Parish Hall (fish, wine and oil are permitted) so please bring a dish to share.
 
After the meal, the story of St. Nicholas will be read for the children. Children are encouraged to bring an extra pair of shoes in case St. Nicholas should show up with some special treats for them. Then we will have our White Elephant Gift Exchange and sing some Christmas carols. We had a lot of fun together with this in past years and hopefully this year's event will be just as great.


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Check Out Our YouTube Channel

 

 

That's right! Saints Theodore now has its own YouTube channel (click here). You can listen to lectures from our Sts. Peter and Febronia Marriage and Family Life Retreat, check out classes that have been offered at the parish, or catch up on a sermon you might have missed. More content is being added all the time, so make sure you subscribe to get email reminders when new videos are added.



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