Please note that we will be changing the name of our Facebook page from
Orthodox Christian Mission of Potsdam

St Olympia Orthodox Church.

This change will take place on March 1, 2020.
We want to let you know well in advance.

We are not sure how the name change will impact our loyal followers.

The link to Facebook on the website will be also be updated on March 1.

We are delighted to announce the
Please check out the new article and link


To the new web site for the Saint Olympia Orthodox Mission located in Potsdam, New York.

Please bookmark this page to return again and see the changes.


Weekly Service Schedule:



Great Vespers - 5 pm



Matins – 8:45 am (9:30 am during the summer)

Divine Liturgy – 10 am


Fellowship meal following the services



St. Olympia Chapel


St. Olympia Orthodox Church 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 weekly at a private chapel.  Fellowship and a parish lunch follow the services.   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 Church 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 our Priest Fr. Peter Irfan Acting Rector.
For a printable flyer on our Mission,  St Olympia Info Flyer
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