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Please join us for services at our new home, 34 N Main St. Norwood, NY, where we may worship without restrictions
on numbers. There is plenty of room for social distancing!!  Please notice the Stewardship Appeal Letter for 2022

St Olympia Weekly Church Announcements:


     The Current   --->>    Announcements for 7-3-2022 


  Announcements for 6-26-2022

Announcements for 6-19-2022 

Announcements for 6-5-2022 

 Announcements for 5-29-2022

 Announcements for 5-22-2022 

Announcements for 5-15-2022

Announcements for 5-8-2022 

Announcements for 5-1-2022

Announcements for 4-24-2022  and

His Eminence Archbishop Michael's Archpastoral Letter for Pascha. 2022

Announcements for 4-17-2022

Announcements for 4-10-2022 

 Announcements for 4-3-2022 


Announcements for 12-19-2021    and the Diocesan Directive for masks in church

Announcements for 12-12-2021

Announcements for 12-5-2021 

Announcements for 11-28-2021

Announcements for 11-21-2021

Announcements for 11-14-2021 

and letter from His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon for this Sunday's OCA Steward Sunday

Announcements for 11-6-2021 

Announcements for 10-31-2021

Announcements for 10-24-2021

Announcements for 10-17-2021  

Announcements for 10-10-2021

Announcements for 10-3-2021

Announcements for 9-26-2021

A letter from His Eminence Archbishop Michael-Hurricane_Ida_Relief

Announcements for 9-19-2021

Announcements for 9-12-2021

Announcements for 9-5-2021 

Announcements for 8-29-2021

 Announcements for 8-22-2021

Announcements for 8-15-2021

Announcements for 8-8-2021

 Announcements for 7-30-2021

Announcements for 7-18-2021

Announcements for 7-11-2021

Announcements for 7-4-2021

Announcements for 6-24-2021v

Bulletin for 6-20-2021

Bulletin for 6-13-2021 

Bulletin for 6-6-2021

Bulletin for 5-30-2021

Bulletin for 5-23-2021

Bulletin for 5-16-2021

Bulletin for 5-9-2021

Bulletin for 5-2-2021

Bulletin for 4-25-2021

Bulletin for 4-18-2021 

Bulletin for 4-11-2021

Bulletin for 4-4-2021

Bulletin for 3-28-2021

Bulletin for 3-21-2021

Bulletin for 3-14-2021

Bulletin for 3-7-2021

Bulletin for 2-28-2021

Bulletin for 2-21-2021

Bulletin for 2-14-2021

Bulletin for 2-7-2021

Bulletin for 1-31-2021

Bulletin for 1-24-2021

Bulletin for 1-17-2021

Bulletin for 1-10-2021

Bulletin for 1-3-2021


On the first page of the Diocese web page

You will find the links to Prayers and Services For Families at Home

Plus downloadable pdf for Reader Vespers for Saturday and Reader Typika for Sunday for the current weeks

And for major Holidays

Archived Editions of St Olympia Church Bulletins:



The 2017 St Olympia Bulletins  --->>        Bulletin for 12-31-2017

                                     Bulletin for 12-24-2017

                                     Bulletin for 12-18-2017

                                     Bulletin for 12-10-2017

                                    Bulletin for 12-3-2017

                                     Bulletin for 11-26-2017

                                     Bulletin for 11-19-2017

                                     Bulletin for 11-12-2017

                                      Bulletin for 11-5-2017

                                      Bulletin for 10-29-2017

                                     Bulletin for 10-22-2017

                                      Bulletin for 10-8-2017

                                      Bulletin for 10-1-2017

                                    Bulletin for 9-24-2017                                

                                      Bulletin for 9-17-2017

                                      Bulletin for 9-10-2017

                                       Bulletin for 9-3-2017

                                      Bulletin for 8-27-2017

                                      Bulletin for 8-20-2017

                                     Bulletin for 8-13-2017                                   

                                       Bulletin for 8-6-2017

                                     Bulletin for 7-30-2017

                                     Bulletin for 7-23-2017

                                      Bulletin for 7-16-2017 

                                      Bulletin for 7-9-2017


                                     Bulletin for 7-2-2017


                                    Bulletin for 6-25-2017


                                   Bulletin for 6-18-2017


                                     Bulletin for 6-11-2017


                                     Bulletin for 6-4-2017


                                    Bulletin for 5-28-2017


                                     Bulletin for 5-21-2017  


                                     Bulletin for 5-14-2017 


                                   Bulletin for 5-7-2017


                                 Bulletin for 4-30-2017


                                 Bulletin for 4-23-2017


                                 Bulletin for 4-16-2017


                                 Bulletin for 4-9-2017


                                 Bulletin for 4-2-2017


                                 Bulletin for 3-26-2017


                                   Bulletin for 3-20-2017


                                 Bulletin for 3-12-2017


                                 Bulletin for 3-5-2017

                                 Bulletin for 2-27-2017


                                  Bulletin for 2-20-2017


                                                 Bulletin for 2-12-2017


                                               Bulletin for 2-5-2017


                               Bulletin for 1-29-2017


                                Bulletin for 1-22-2017


                                Bulletin for 1-15-2017                               


                               Bulletin for 1-8-2017


                               Bulletin for 1-1-2017                         

 The 2016 St Olympia Bulletins  --->>

                               Bulletin for 12-26-2016                     


                               Bulletin for 12-19-2016


                              Bulletin for 12-12-2016


                              Bulletin for 12-5-2016


                                    Bulletin for 11-30-2016


St. Olympia Mission Finds A Home by Peggy Wheeler

Saint Olympia Church has come a long way since February 2012, when we held 
our first regular Liturgies on the campus of SUNY Potsdam, and had to bring in
and set up the altar, icon screen, and all items necessary for each Liturgy. In the
past eight years, we have prayed with, taken Holy Eucharist with, and ministered
to many people: old friends and new, long-time residents of St. Lawrence County
and new additions to our community especially college students, both “cradle”
Orthodox and converts.

Within four years, we grew from having Divine Liturgy twice per month, to
having Liturgy every Sunday! Early on, we moved from the campus to a private
chapel where we still worship today. Soon, we included Matins on Sunday
mornings, and we were able to add Great Vespers on Saturdays in the summer of 2017.
We were starting to worship like a regular Orthodox church!

Our Lord continues to move in the St. Olympia parish beyond our own limited vision.
Two years ago, if someone had asked us when we would have a resident priest,

we would probably have answered, “years from now.” It was barely a dream. Yet by
the following summer, His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, had sent Father Peter Irfan
to us. Similarly, when we began our first steward-ship drive for 2017, we established
a building fund. We thought that it would take years to grow the funds necessary for
acquiring (much less renovating and maintaining) our own building. Nevertheless, the
Lord preempted our time-line again! In April 2019, we were approached by the
Congregational Church of Norwood, NY, located about six miles north of Potsdam.
This congregation was founded in 1858 and the church building was dedicated in 1862.
Trustees of this parish’s diminishing population were convinced that the church must
remain a sacred space; they wanted their sanctuary to transfer to another church
rather than have the property become a business establishment: they wanted to
give us their building! Archbishop Michael met with our parish last October, and
with his blessing, we began the legal process of acquiring the building. We have
completed all of the paperwork for the transfer of property, and are waiting to
hear from the State. Converting the building into an Orthodox worship space will
take some time. Beneath the deferred maintenance, needed repairs, aged systems
and necessary renovations is a building with a strong foundation. With the support
of Archbishop Michael, much of the repair work can be completed by teams of
volunteers from the Diocese. Of course, all such plans are on hold during the
pandemic. Mean while, though, we continue to enjoy our beautiful chapel at
the home of one of our parishioners.

Reprinted from the September 2020 Koinonia
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