Saints Theodore Orthodox Church
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Buffalo, New York
Sts Theodore Russian Orthodox Church - Williamsville, New York

Christ is risen!  Truly He is Risen!

Христoсъ воскрeсе! Воистину воскресе!

Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat!


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, 12 / 25 May
5:30PM Akathist - St. Job of Pochaev
Saturday, 15 / 28 May
4:30PM Confession
5:00PM All-Night Vigil
Sunday, 16 / 29 May
9:00AM Hours and Divine Liturgy
Monthly Calendar >
Current Bulletin

Fourth Sunday of Pascha
Healing of the Paralytic
Translation of the Relics of St. Nicholas

May 9/22, 2016

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Upcoming Events

Watkins/Beglova Wedding

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Daniel Watkins and Ekaterina Belgova will be married on Sunday, June 12, 2016. They have extended an invitation to the entire parish to attend their wedding and reception. The wedding will take place at St. Stephen's Serbian Orthodox Church located at 177 Weber Rd, Lackawana, NY 14218. The wedding ceremony will begin at 2:00 pm and the reception will follow in the Church hall. Please use this link to RSVP: click here


Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

Having beheld the resurrection of Christ, let us worship the holy Lord Jesus, the only Sinless One. We worship Thy cross, O Christ, and Thy holy Resurrection we hymn and glorify; for Thou art our God, and we know none other beside Thee, and we call upon Thy name. O come, all ye faithful, let us worship Christ's holy Resurrection, for behold, through the Cross joy hath come to all the world. Ever blessing the Lord, we hymn His Resurrection; for, having endured crucifixion, He hath destroyed death by death.

Read the Paschal Epistles of our Hierarchs.

Paschal Message of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia: click here.

Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad: click here. 


40th Annual Buffalo Greek Festival - June 3-5, 2016

Our brothers and sisters at the Hellenic Church of the Annunciation are gearing up for their annual Greek Festival. Please make plans to attend and enjoy their wonderful food, music, and culture.

Click here for more information.

 


"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