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, 8 / 21 January
4:00PM Confession
5:00PM All-Night Vigil
Sunday, 9 / 22 January
9:00AM Hours and Divine Liturgy
Outdoor Water Blessing
Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy Class
Wednesday, 12 / 25 January
6:00PM Akathist and Confession
Monthly Calendar >
Current Bulletin

Twenty-Ninth Sunday
after Pentecost

Synaxis of the Theotokos
Sunday after the Nativity
Commemoration of the Kinsmen of the Lord

December 26, 2016 / January 8, 2017

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 Most Holy Theotokos, 
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Upcoming Events

Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy Class

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A six-week class examining the Orthodox Church in relation to other Christian bodies will begin on Sunday, January 15. We will be using Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick’s Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy. Copies are available in the parish bookstore. Please address any questions to Fr. John.

Course Syllabus (click here)

Jan. 15        The Importance of Orthodox Doctrine

Jan. 22        Roman Catholicism

Feb. 5         Magisterial Reformation: Lutherans, Calvinists, and Anglicans

Feb. 12       Radical Reformation: Anabaptists, Puritans

Feb. 19       Protestant Revivalism: Methodists, Pentecostals, and Dispensationalists

Feb 26        Non-Mainstream Christianity: Unitarian Universalists, Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses

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 5/18 – Forefeast of Theophany

8:00 am      Royal Hours and Vesperal Liturgy

6:00 pm      All-Night Vigil for Theophany

Thursday, January 6/19 - Feast of Theophany

8:00 am      Hours and Liturgy for Nativity

Great Blessing of Water following Liturgy

5:45 pm      Pannikhida

6:00 pm      Festal Potluck meal

Saturday, January 8/21

4:00 pm      Confession

5:00 pm      All-Night Vigil

Sunday, January 9/22 – Sunday after Theophany

9:00 am      Hours and Divine Liturgy

                   Outdoor Blessing of Water following Liturgy at Glenn Falls

Parish Annual Meeting

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Our parish Annual Meeting will take place following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, January 29. All parish members are encouraged to attend to hear the State of the Parish Address by Fr. John, to discuss our vision for the internal and external mission of our parish, to vote on the annual budget, and address other administrative issues that need tending to. If you have any questions about whether or not you are voting member of the parish, please speak to Fr. John. 

Weekly Akathist

No Akathist this week on Wednesday evening, January 18, because of Theophany services.

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 some sermons and some lectures from last year's Sts. Peter and Febronia Retreat posted. More is being added all the time. Please subscribe and watch for more content in the future.

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