www.albanyrocor.org, 
Russian Orthodox Church, Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, ROCOR, ROCA, rocor, roca, Outside of Russia, 
Russian Orthodox Church, Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, ROCOR, ROCA, rocor, roca, Outside of Russia, Russian Orthodox Church, Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, ROCOR, ROCA, rocor, roca, Outside of Russia,
Russian Orthodox Church, Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, ROCOR, ROCA, rocor, roca, Outside of Russia, Russian Orthodox Church, Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, ROCOR, ROCA, rocor, roca, Outside of Russia

Nativity of the Mother of God

SERVICES:

Vigil:
Saturdays 6:00 p.m.
Feastdays 6:30 p.m.

Divine Liturgy:
Sundays 9:30 a.m.
Feastdays 9:30 a.m.


Church of Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God

Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

617 Sand Creek Rd, Colonie NY 12205

Fr. Alexis Duncan: (518)-925-9165 fr.alexis.duncan@gmail.com

Fr. Michael Fritz: (518)-753-7550

For information e-mail : parish@albanyrocor.org

Hall rentals: (518)-695-6865 hallrentals@albanyrocor.org



BRIEF HISTORY OF OUR CHURCH

After the close of the Second World War many Russian refugees settled into Displacd Persons Camps throughout Germany. One of these camps was located in Fischbeck. Nikifor and Olga Fedorov and their extended families resided in this particular camp, under the spiritual guidance of the then Archimandrite Vitaly Ustinov ( Met.Vitaly 2006). This particular camp was inhabited by mainly orthodox families. Fr. Vitaly established a chapel and church school, the camp church was the center of life for everyone in the camp. In the late 1940's some of those families decided to move West to North America, first settling in Canada and eventually settling in Albany, New York. It was these immigrants with their genuine love for the Church and a desire to raise their children and grandchildren in the faith, that a search for a place to hold services began. There was, and still is, a close bond between the Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville and the Albany Parish.

Shortly after Olga and Nikifor's arrival to the Albany area, Archimandrite Panteleimon ( co-founder of the Holy Trinity monastery), introduced the Albany Parish members to Bishop Brown, the Episcopalian Bishop of Albany. Bishop Brown's family lived in Jordanville and were well acquainted with Father Panteleimon. With the help of Bishop Brown the search came to an end. Services were temporarily held in a side room of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. One of the perishioners built a portable iconastas and priests from Holy Trinity Monastery came to Albany to conduct services.

In the mid 1950's,after six years, the parish moved to their own permanent home, they purchased the Anglican Church of the Holy Innocent. Bishop Brown was instrumental in aiding the Parish with the purchase of this church ( at a significant reduction of price). Thus the Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God came into existance. The first permanent priest assigned to the parish was Father Michael Komlkiv, who also had come from Germany. The second priest was Father Aristarex Katzubinsky, but he was elderly and had difficulty serving and soon retired. The parish was fortunate to have visiting hieromonks and priests from the Holy Trinity Monastery serve in the interim. Our current rector Mitered Protopriest Wsevolod Drobot was assigned to the Parish in 1962.