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New Building FAQs

PATRICK DODSON/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER   Grace Lutheran Church in Niskayuna on Monday, June 30, 2014. (for YOUR NISKAYUNA)


St Paul’s Indian Orthodox Church is a small Orthodox Christian community based in Albany NY. Several of the established Christian communities in Albany have generously offered their facilities for the use of St Paul’s Church. At present we are using the cemetery chapel of St. John’s Lutheran Church on 303 Sand Creek Road. Albany NY. By the grace of God, St Paul’s is in the process of acquiring its own building at 1930 Hillside Ave, Niskayuna NY 12309 (picture shown above)

Pictures & Videos

  • Some Pictures of the new church at 1930 Hillside Ave, Niskayuna NY 12309 can be seen here

Time Line So Far

  • Mar 29, 2015  – First Holy Qurbana in the new facility
  • Dec 16, 2014  – St Paul's Indian Orthodox Church received permission from Diocesan Metropolitan for the purchase
  • Oct 20, 2014  – Grace Lutheran Church accepts St. Paul’s offer
  • Oct. 5, 2014   – General Body unanimously approves the purchase of new building
  • Oct. 2, 2014   – Managing Committee and Building Committee unanimously decides to recommend the purchase of the new building
  • June 15, 2014 – Building Committee reconstituted in the General Body

Next Steps

  • Renovations ( Build an altar, setup altar veils, etc.)
  • Temporary Consecration
  • Move in
  • Consecration

Why purchase a church?

We at St. Paul’s Albany know that the church is more than a building. We know that the Church is the Mystical Body of Christ. We trust and hope that the new church building will help St Paul’s Albany to further its mission and to strengthen the spiritual lives of all who worship with us

How much will it cost?

The Building Committee has conducted a feasibility study, projected expenses for 2015, initial estimates for renovations. The Building Committee estimates the total cost of the New Church Building Project to be $300,000.00

How can I help?

  1. Pray for St Paul’s Albany, building Committee members and for the church purchase process. (Prayer attached here)
  2. Make a sacrificial donation to St Paul’s Indian Orthodox Church Albany. Send donations to : 4030 New Castle Road, Schenectady NY 12303

Building Committee

  1. Fr. Sujit T Thomas (Vicar & President)
  2. Mr. Mathew Samuel (Building Committee Convener)
  3. Mr. Varghese Athimootil 
  4. Mr. Ajey Jacob
  5. Mr. Santhosh Abraham
  6. Mr. Viju Rajan
  7. Mr. Eins Chacko (Secretary)
  8. Mr. Anil Varghese (Trustee)
  9. Mr. Paul John (Mohan)
  10. Mr. Anish Cherian
          Mrs. Sumam Thomas (Term ended in 2014)