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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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