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.


Current Bulletin

Fifth Sunday of Great Lent
St. Mary of Egypt

April 1/14, 2019

Click Here to View/Download This Week's Bulletin


Holy Mother Mary, pray to God for us.

Listen to a Reading of the Life of Saint Mary of Egypt: click here

 

 

 

Upcoming Services

Friday, 6 / 19 April
6:00PM Matins
Saturday, 7 / 20 April
Lazarus Saturday
8:00AM Baptism
9:00AM Hours and Divine Liturgy
4:00PM Confession
5:00PM All-Night Vigil
Sunday, 8 / 21 April
PALM SUNDAY
9:00AM Hours and Divine Liturgy
6:00PM Bridegroom Matins
Monday, 9 / 22 April
7:00AM 9th Hr/Typika
7:30AM Presanctified
Liturgy
6:00PM Bridegroom
Matins
Tuesday, 10 / 23 April
7:00AM 9th Hr/Typika
7:30AM Presanctified
Liturgy
6:00PM Bridegroom
Matins
Wednesday, 11 / 24 April
7:00AM 9th Hr/Typika
7:30AM Presanctified
Liturgy
6:00PM Bridegroom
Matins
Upcoming Events

Church Open Office Hours


Fr. John will be keeping open Office Hours if you need to meet with him. He will typically be available on Wednesday evenings after the Catechism class following the Weekly Akathist service and on Saturday afternoons from 2:00-4:00 pm before the time for Confessions. If you wish to speak to Fr. John about something in particular, please contact him ahead of time to make an appointment.

 


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 Schedule linked here for service times during Great and Holy Week and the Bright Week of Pascha: click here


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

Great Lent has begun! Please see the Calendar page for up-to-date service schedule. You can also download a copy of the complete schedule of upcoming services and events (click here).

Mark your calendars for the Pan-Orthodox Vespers and Lectures Series. (click here)

 

To help you with your Lenten struggles, listen to these recent sermons from the preparatory weeks preceding Great Lent on the three-fold cord of salvation: prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

"When You Pray . . ." (click here)

"When You Fast . . . " (click here)

"When You Give Alms . . ." (click here)

 



Check Out Our YouTube Channel

 

 

That's right! Saints Theodore now has its own YouTube channel (click here). You can listen to lectures from our Sts. Peter and Febronia Marriage and Family Life Retreat, check out classes that have been offered at the parish, or catch up on a sermon you might have missed. More content is being added all the time, so make sure you subscribe to get email reminders when new videos are added.



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