Welcome to St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church in downtown New Haven, CT.
St. Basil is located in downtown New Haven just off Church Street at 1 Tower Lane across from Tower One/Tower East. You may contact Fr. Donat Augusta by calling on his cell phone 860-306-7230. If you are trying to reach someone who may be at the church, call the church phone number: 203-777-8294."Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." - Romans 15:7
Through this web site, we are pleased to be able to introduce you to that same worship and fellowship as it is expressed in the life of our Parish. If you are a new member of our parish, or are considering membership, these web pages will acquaint you with what our parish offers to those who give it support and sustenance; to those who already belong to the church, we hope they will provide you with the assurance that your sacrificial offerings are received with profound respect, and are utilized to maximum effectiveness. They will, in any case, enable you to make the informed decisions that are necessary for a meaningful relationship with your church!
Directions to St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church, 1 Tower Lane, New Haven, CT.
From I-95. Take Exit 47 (Route 34 West, Downtown New Haven). On Route 34, move immediately to the right lane and take Exit 1. Proceed straight to the stoplight at the intersection (Church Street). At this light turn left onto Church Street. Go a short distance to the second stoplight and turn left onto Tower Lane. St. Basil is at the end of the street.
From I-91 South. Just before the I-95 merge, take Exit 1 (Route 34 West, Downtown New Haven). On Route 34 move immediately to the right lane and take Exit 1. Proceed straight to the stoplight at the intersection (Church Street). At this stoplight turn left onto Church Street. Go a short distance to the second stoplight and turn left onto Tower Lane. St. Basil is at the end of the street.
A "New Church Account" has been set up that will accept special donations and other funds from various activities. The purpose of this account will be to provide the means to meet the expenses related to our new church in the coming year and the THERANIXIA of our new Church. After the transition is made to the new church, this account will be incorporated and become the Endowment Fund of the St. Basil Church.
Donations to this fund are being accepted and may be earmarked for the "Endowment Fund" and mailed to the Church at: St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church, PO Box 9356, New Haven, CT 06533.
Holy Friday; Jason and Sosipater the Apostles of the 70 and their Companions; Holy Martyr Cercyra; Our Holy Father John of Kaloktenos, Metropolitan of Thebes; Theocharus and Apostolus of Arte; Basil, Bishop of Montenegro; Nektarios the New Martyr of Optina
ST. BASIL PASCHAL SCHEDULE
SUNDAY, APRIL 24 - PALM SUNDAY, Jesus enters Jerusalem. 9:30 am Orthros. 10 am Divine Liturgy. PALM SUNDAY FISH LUNCHEON. Everyone is invited to the St. Basil Philoptochos sponsored Fish Luncheon on Palm Sunday, April 24, 2016. Join us for this tasty Fish Luncheon provided by the Philoptochos Ladies after church services. MENU: Fish “plaki”, Greek salad, rice pilaf, vegetable, potato salad, stuffed mushrooms, pizza for the children, halvah, Lenten dessert, wine, soft drinks and coffee. Donation: Adults: $12.00 Children under 12: $5.00. Let’s Rejoice in the Easter Celebrations. This year the Philoptochos will again be selling: Tsoureki Loafs, Lambathes, and Koulourakia. Easter candles ($10) and Tsourekia ($8) will be available for purchase.
HOLY WEDNESDAY, April 27 Service of Holy Unction Anointing 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm. Service of Holy Unction with the anointing for health and healing. Bring names of loved ones for prayers for health and healing.
HOLY THURSDAY, April 28 Divine Liturgy 8:00 am. Last Supper of our Lord. Prepare and receive Holy Communion. After Liturgy come and help with dyeing Easter Eggs. (probably 10:00 am to 11:00 am). The church will be open 6:00am - 12:00 noon.
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Matins with the Twelve Passion Gospels. Remembering the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Veneration of the precious Cross of Christ to be set up in the center of the Church for reflection and veneration.
HOLY FRIDAY, April 29 Decorating the Epitaphio 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm. Please come and help decorate the Epitaphio. 3:00 pm The Service of Hours will be chanted. 4:00 pm Vespers and Apokathelosis. Taking down our Lord from the Cross.
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Lamentations. Burial Procession of our Lord (Epitaphio). Distribution of Epitaphio flowers. (Bring lists of names for prayers for the departed)
HOLY SATURDAY, April 30 Divine Liturgy, 8:00 am. Celebrating and remembering our Lord’s Descent into and destruction of Hades. Flower petals spread throughout the church. Changing of altar covers from Holy Week dark to Paschal white. Prepare & receive Holy Communion. The church will be open 6:00am - 12:00 noon.
PASCHAL SERVICES, Saturday April 30, MIDNIGHT RESURRECTION SERVICE OF HOLY PASCHA. (served at midnight on Saturday)
11:15 pm Nocturne. 12:00 Midnight - 1:15 am Paschal Procession outside the church, and Paschal Divine Liturgy. Plan to stay through the entire Paschal Liturgy so you can Receive Holy Communion on this joyful and bright night of our Lord's Resurrection.
1:15 am Agape Meal in the Church Hall. Bring Paschal foods and celebrate Pascha at this communal Agape Meal at church. Please put your name and number of persons attending on the sign-up sheet in the church vestibule.
Holy PASCHA, May 1 Xristos Anesti! Christ is Risen! Truely He is Risen!