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St. Olympia Chapel

 

St. Olympia Orthodox Mission in Potsdam, NY, is young church community under the Orthodox Church of America, Diocese of New York/New Jersey in cooperation with the Monastery of St. Silouan the Athonite, OCA Archdiocese of Canada. Divine Liturgies are held on the first and third Sundays of each month on the SUNY Potsdam campus or at a private chapel.  Fellowship and a parish lunch follow the services. On weeks when there are no services in Potsdam, there are carpools leaving for the chapel at St. Silouan’s Monastery near Spencerville, ON (about 45 minutes from Potsdam).  For many years prior to the establishment of this mission, St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church in Watertown, NY, came to Potsdam twice a year to hold a liturgy.  The services offered by this mission parish are meant to supplement those offerings. 
 
 
Members of the St. Olympia Orthodox Mission are from all ethnic backgrounds: Greek, Russian, Albanian, Ukrainian, Eritrean... and just plain American. Services are primarily in English, and the music is from both the Byzantine chant and Russian choral traditions. The community is a mix of students, post-doctoral researchers and faculty, as well as local families. It is a blend of “cradle Orthodox," converts to the faith and people exploring Orthodoxy.  The community is cared for by Fr. David Edwards who travels to Potsdam from St. Silouan's. Helping with services when Fr. David is not available are Fr. Luke Majoros and Fr. Silouan Bourjeily, both from the OCA Archdiocese of Canada.
 
For a printable flyer on our Mission,  St Olympia Info Flyer
   
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