St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (OCA)
67 Saratoga Street
Cohoes, NY 12047
Divine Liturgy November 25, 2023

On November 25, the Plattsburgh Mission gathered to celebrate the liturgy at the Plattsburgh United Methodist Church.  15 people enjoyed a great coffee hour afterwards and we discussed certain topics as website statistics, results of the survey regarding a name of a saint or feast for the mission, and finances especially that is now operational.  The group decided to resurvey the group with the top two contenders. Once we all have agreed upon a name we will present the name to the bishop for his approval.

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Thanksgiving Liturgy 2023

Today 15 people came together to give thanks by celebrating Thanksgiving… Even though it’s not on the liturgical calendar, it makes sense for us to come together and give thanks for this great nation, and that the experiment of sovereignty and democracy continues in this great land.

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Lydia Nakhlupina's 80th birthday

Today at our coffee hour after the Divine Liturgy, we celebrated Lydia Nakhlupina's 80th birthday.  Lydia has been a regular communicant at St. Nicholas for several years.  She was born and raised in the Ural Mountain region of Russia.  She brings happiness and love to our parish each week.  We wish her many more healthy and happy years. 

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Sister Vassa Larin from Vienna

On Friday evening, October 20, Saint Nicholas hosted Sister Vassa Larin from Vienna.  There were 36 people in attendance from various churches in the area. Sister Vassa was having a book tour on her book Praying In Time.  Her book explains the first, third, sixth, and ninth hour in tradition, and she provides a way we can pray the hours during our busy schedules.  Afterwords, we enjoyed refreshments and socializing with those in attendance.

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The visit of his Eminence Archbishop Michael

On Sunday, June 11 Archbishop Michael was here to bless us on his annual visit. We were pleased to get his blessings, his wisdom, and the opportunity to speak with him about matters in the church. Father Terenti was awarded the Palitza and Vonnie Izzo, Kathy Fomuk, and Judy Fuschino were awarded grammotas. We wish them all many happy healthy years.

Baptism of Nicholas James DiBacco

On September 17, 2023, we baptized Nicholas James DiBacco, son of  Caroline and Vincent DiBacco.  Nicholas was born July 12, 2023 at Bellevue Hospital in Niskayuna. His Godparents are Danielle and Daniel DiSorbo.  Nicholas' baptism was one of the quietest ones at St. Nicholas, only when he went into the water did he make a peep!  We look forward to seeing him and his sister Amelia grow at St. Nicholas.  May God grant Nicholas and his family many happy, healthy years together.   

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Flea Market/Craft Fair September 16, 2023

What a great time we had getting our Flea Market/Craft Fair ready for September 16, 2023.  A lot of hard work went into it but it was worth it because it was a SUCCESS.  We heard great comments from our vendors about the layout, considering all the rain we had and the grounds not being easy to work with.  We sure hope they were successful too and will see them back at our next date when chosen.  THANK YOU TO EVERYONE...  One last comment, once again our photographer did not get in any of these photos.....  Won't happen again haha....

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Prep for Flea Market and Craft Fair September 16, 2023

Saturday, September 9th is the day we met at the concession stand to prepare for our September 16th Flea Market/Craft Fair.  A lot of work, but worth it.... Hop to see you all there on the 16th....

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Welcome to our Parish

Welcome to St Nicholas Orthodox Church!  We hope you will enjoy your visit.  We are a parish of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), serving Christ in the Cohoes and Greater Albany Capital Region.  Our liturgical services are primarily in English with small sections in Church Slavonic, Romanian, Greek or Arabic depending on the needs of the congregation at that time.

Our parish has an average of 35 people for a Sunday Liturgy with an outreach of over 100 who come to our church at some point in the church year. Our church is mainly composed of second and third generation people with origins from Lemkovyna (a region now part of Ukraine, Poland and Slovakia).

Recently, our church has become the spiritual home of a smattering of immigrants from Romania, Macedonia, Georgia, Moldova, Belarus, Russia and our own community here in America. Our mission is to expand our Christian family by embracing all people who want to share a life in Christ and to be the home for people of all backgrounds.

For information regarding church matters only please call Fr. Terenti at 518-369-2430. DO NOT CALL THIS NUMBER FOR FLEA MARKET QUESTIONS. For flea market inquiries please call 518-867-4102 or email us at:

Monthly Bulletin/Calendar

The monthly bulletin is available by clicking "Monthly Bulletin" on the top menu and following the link. The monthly calendar which lists the services and meetings for the month is available by going to the "Schedule" link on the top. Certain parts of the bulletin are not provided on this website, for example candle listings. If you contact Fr. Terenti, he can provide those to you. 


files/Sermons/luke16.19-31.doc (33kb)      October 22, 2023

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