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

Monday, 19 April / 2 May
6:00PM Bright Week Vespers
Tuesday, 20 April / 3 May
6:00PM Bright Week Vespers
Wednesday, 21 April / 4 May
6:00PM Bright Week Vespers
Thursday, 22 April / 5 May
6:00PM Bright Week Vespers
Friday, 23 April / 6 May
6:00PM Bright Week Vespers
Saturday, 24 April / 7 May
4:30PM Confession
5:00PM All-Night Vigil
Sunday, 25 April / 8 May
9:00AM Hours and Divine Liturgy
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Current Bulletin

Fifth Sunday of Great Lent
St. Mary of Egypt

April 4/17, 2016

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In thee, O Mother, was preserved unimpaired that which is according to God’s image, / for thou hast taken up the Cross and followed Christ. / By thine actions thou hast taught us to despise the flesh, for it passes away, / but to care for the soul, which is a thing immortal; // and so thy spirit, holy Mary, rejoiceth with the angels.                                                      

- Troparion for the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt

 

Upcoming Events

Lent, Wonderful Lent. Lent Is a Time to Repent.

Great Lent has begun! Please see the Calendar page for up-to-date service schedule.  Mark your calendars for the Pan-Orthodox Vespers and Lectures Series (read more here).


Behold, the Bridegroom cometh . . .

 

We are nearing the end of Great Lent and drawing near to the Great and Holy Week of our Lord's Passion and Resurrection. Please view the Church calendar and the Holy Week Schedule for service times: click here


"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