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

Thirty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

January 1/14, 2018

Sunday before the Theophany
Feast of Saint Basil the Great
Feast of the Circumcision of Christ

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Holy Hierarch Basil, pray to God for us.

Upcoming Services

Friday, 6 / 19 January
8:00AM Hours and Divine Liturgy
Great Blessing of Waters following Services
6:00PM Festal Potluck Meal
Saturday, 7 / 20 January
Synaxis of the Baptist
4:00PM Confession
5:00PM All-Night Vigil
Sunday, 8 / 21 January
9:00AM Hours and Divine Liturgy
Outdoor Blessing of Waters at Glen Falls following Divine Services
Monday, 9 / 22 January
7:00AM Midnight Office and Typika
Tuesday, 10 / 23 January
7:00AM Midnight Office and Typika
Wednesday, 11 / 24 January
7:00AM Midnight Office and Typika
6:00PM Akathist and Confession
Thursday, 12 / 25 January
7:00AM Midnight Office and Typika
Upcoming Events

Mother's Reading Group

A group of mothers in the parish have been meeting for a reading group going through the book Parenting towards the Kingdom: Orthodox Principles of Child-Rearing by Philip Mamalakis. The next meeting will take place sometime after the Feast of the Nativity of Christ. It is never too late to join in on the conversation. Books are available in the bookstore at a discounted rate.

Feast of Theophany

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The Feast of the Theophany is upon us. Please review the schedule and make plans to join us for the glorious celebration. For edifying materials about this feast (click here).

Schedule for the Feast of the Theophany:

Wednesday, January 4 / 17

6:00 pm Vespers/Matins for the Eve of Theophany

Thursday, January 5/18

7:00 am Royal Hours of the Nativity and Vesperal Liturgy

6:00 pm All-Night Vigil (Compline/Matins) for Theophany

Friday, January 6 / 19

8:00 am     Hours and Divine Liturgy for Theophany

Followed by Great Blessing of Waters

6:00 pm Festal Potluck Meal

Saturday, January 8 / 21

4:00 pm Confession

5:00 pm All-Night Vigil

Sunday, January 9 / 22

9:00 am Hours and Divine Liturgy

Outdoor Blessing of Waters at Glen Falls following Sunday Services

Please plan to schedule a time for Fr. John to come and bless your home in the time following Theophany.

Information about House Blessings is available in this document: click here

Weekly Akathist


There will be no Akathist service this Wednesday evening due to the festal services at the end of this week.

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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