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, 31 January / 13 February
4:30PM Confession
5:00PM All-Night Vigil
Sunday, 1 / 14 February
9:00AM Hours and Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, 4 / 17 February
6:00PM Akathist and Confession
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Current Bulletin

Thirty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Sts. Athanasius and Cyril of Alexandria
January 18/31, 2016

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Ye Holy Hierarchs, pray to God for us.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Christ is baptized, in the Jordan.

In this period following the Feast of the Theophany, it is time for House Blessings. Please schedule a time for Fr. John to bless your home.There is a sign-up sheet available at the Church. Fr. John is available weekday evenings (except Mondays) and by appointment during the day on weekends.


"What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder:" Reflection on Same-Sex Ruling by United States Supreme Court

 

On Friday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled same-sex marriage a constitutional right. The Diocesan Council of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia discussed this ruling and issued a reflection at its summer session on June 30, which was chaired by His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, and attended by His Grace Nicholas, vicar Bishop of Manhattan, and members of the Diocesan Council.

Read the Statement here