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Church History

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church was established in 1897, and now 105 years later, we celebrate our wonderful parish and our American citizenship.

We want to thank all of the wonderful priests that have been here at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox church.

1897-1902 - Father Nestro Dmytrow. Reorganized the parish and under his direction bought the old Methodist church on the corner of Third and Monroe.

1903-1906 - Father Dobrotwor. Under his stay, land for the church cemetery was purchased on the boundary between Watervliet and Maplewood.

1906 - Father Dwulin

1907 - Father Fekula

1907-1908 - Father Joseph Szaplinsky

1909 - Father Bartish

1910 - Father Michael Struminsky

1910-1913 - Father Ilaray Yakimovich

1913-1914 - Father Nicholas Prodan. Took the responsibility to head the collection for funds needed to begin construction of the new church.

1914-1915 - Father Lukavsky

1915-1917 - Father Stephan Podlutsky. In 1915, the parish resolved to begin construction of the new church; on July 18, 1915, Father Dorozinsky, Father Karmansky and Father Podlutsky officiated at the blessing of the cornerstone of the new church. The blessing of the bells for the new church took place on October 24, 1915.

1918 - Father Volodymyr Stech

1918 - Father Nicholas Romanyk

1918-1919 - Father Nicholas Bodnik

1919 - Father Prodan

1920-1921 - Father Joseph Badnar. Was assigned to the Troy parish by the Ukrainian Orthodox consistory, in December 1920, the Troy church sent delegates to the Sobor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. From this time forward the Troy church separated themselves from the Greek Catholic Church.

1921-1926 - Father Yaletchko. During his time it was explained from the consistory that the Ukrainian Orthodox Church wished to remain independent without any foreign influences. Unanimously approved, the new name was to include Ukrainian Orthodox Church. St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church was named. Troy’s parish bonded to Metropolitan Lipkivsky in Kiev, Ukraine, also, in 1924 the youth league of St. Nicholas Church was organized and was the oldest Ukrainian youth organization in the U.S.;

1926-1929 - Return of Father Joseph Badnar

1929-1930 - Father Andrew Ivanyshyn. In 1929 a set of bylaws or constitution was created for the Troy church.

1930-1932 - Father John Hundiak (who later became Archbishop Mark)

1932-1934 - Father Kachyr

1933 - Father Kuryllo

1934-1935 - Father Dmytruk. Under his guidance, construction of the church hall on Second Street in Troy began.

1935-1953 - Father Ivansyshyn. St. Nicholas hosted the 7th Annual Convention of the Ukrainian Orthodox League of America;

1953-1968 - Father Myron Pacholok. In 1954, the “Burning of the Parish Home Mortgage” and the blessing of the newly constructed classroom in the basement of the church.

1968-1972 - Father Theodore Buggan (now Metropolitan Constantine). Instituted and organized the annual international arts festival.

1972-1977 - Father Kulish

1977-1981 - Father Oleksij Limonchenko. Our Parish Constitution was updated.

1981-1999 - Father Wolodymyr Paszko. Who was here for 18 hard working years, traveled from Elizaville, NY to Troy every Friday and leaving late Sunday, never missed a single service in all his years here at Troy. He and his brother, Fred Paszko, worked endless hours with repairs to the church, church hall, and helped our church tremendously with monetary gifts. Under his guidance the inside of our church was repainted.

1998-2002 - Father Bohdan Kalynyk. Father Kalynyk worked endlessly to renovate our church hall.

Now our current priest, Father Paul Szewczuk who we welcome with open arms. He is our current sparkle.


Divine Liturgy: Sundays, 9am / Bible Study class: Thursdays, 7pm
376 3rd Street, Troy, New York 12180 / Telephone 518-274-5482


Pastor: Rev. Paul Szewczuk, 5 Crestwood Lane, Troy, New York 12180  518-286-1141  s05paul@aol.com