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

Wednesday, 19 November / 2 December
6:00PM Akathist and Bible Study
Thursday, 20 November / 3 December
6:00 All-Night Vigil
Friday, 21 November / 4 December
8:00 AM Divine Liturgy
6:00 PM Festal Potluck Dinner
Saturday, 22 November / 5 December
4:30PM Confession
5:00PM All-Night Vigil
Sunday, 23 November / 6 December
9:00AM Hours and Divine Liturgy
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Current Bulletin

Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew

November 16 / 29 ,  2015

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Upcoming Events

Beginning with Moses and the Prophets: An Orthodox Introduction to the Old Testament

Fr. John will be offering a class "Beginning with Moses and the Prophets: An Orthodox Introduction to the Old Testament" on Wednesday evening, after the Akathist service which begins at 6:00 p.m., in the weeks leading up to the Feast of the Nativity. The six planned sessions will be as follows:

Dec. 2: Introduction to the Orthodox Old Testament

Dec. 9: The Five Books of Moses

Dec. 16: The Historical Books of the Old Testament

Dec. 23: Old Testament Wisdom and Poetry

Dec. 30: Old Testament Prophets

Jan. 6: No Class – Feast of the Nativity of Christ

Jan. 13: How to Read the Old Testament as Orthodox Christians

"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