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!

Thank you for visiting the website of Sts Theodore Orthodox Church. We are an English-language parish of the Russian Orthodox Church outside of Russia under the Eastern American Diocese. Our parish community is located in Williamsville, New York, just outside the city Buffalo.

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, 22 February / 7 March
4:30 Confession
5:00 All-Night Vigil
Sunday, 23 February / 8 March
Sunday of St Gregory Palamas
9:00 Hours
9:20 Divine Liturgy
Parish Annual Meeting
5:00 Lenten Pan-Orthodox Vespers
Location: St Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church - Lackawana, NY
Wednesday, 26 February / 11 March
6:00 Ninth Hour and Presanctified Liturgy
Lenten Book Group following Service
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Upcoming Events

Pan-Orthodox Vespers - Third Sunday of the Great Lent: Adoration of Cross

Sts Theodore Russian Orthodox Church will host a Pan-Orthodox Vespers service at 5:00 on the evening of March 15, 2015. This service will bring together the clergy and faithful of the various Orthodox churches in the greater Buffalo area. Following the service, a Lenten meal will be provided in the parish hall along with a talk on the topic of "Prayer" delivered by Fr Jason Vansuch, the rector of St George Orthodox Church (OCA) in Buffalo. All are welcome.


Russian Bazaar

On Saturday, March 28, 2015, the Sisterhood of Sts Mary and Martha will be hosting its 2015 Spring Russian Bazaar. The Bazaar will run from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and will include a variety of Russian foods and wares for sale, a bookstore selling Russian Orthodox literature, music, and icons, informative church tours, and an authentic Russian Tea Room serving tea and desserts. Please join us!