Annual Church Picnic 2024

St. Basil Orthodox Church Annual Picnic will be held on Saturday July 6, 2024 from 8:30 am to 3 pm


Hempstead Lake State Park

Eagle Ave, West Hempstead, NY 11552


Ascension of our Lord 

Chief Celebrant 


Metropolitan Visit | വി. കുർബാന at 8:00 am EST on May 9, 2024 

FOOD Drive 2024

St. George prayer group, on behalf of St. Basil Orthodox Church, Franklin Square, New York, hosted a food drive during the Great Lenten season and donated 1705 pounds of nonperishable food to our local charity organization, Long Island Cares, on April 16, 2024. Thank you all for your valuable contributions. God Bless your helping hands.

Holy Week Schedule 2024


SBOC Food Drive 2024

The St. George Prayer Group is holding a food drive on behalf of Long Island Cares. Please drop off nonperishable items before March 31, 2024. 

Cash, Zelle or Checks are accepted

To donate to St. Basil Orthodox Church with Zelle, use as the recipient. Memo: Food Drive

Donate Using Paypal. Select 'Other' and write 'Food Drive' in memo

SBOC Blood Drive

Organized by MGOCSM

When: Saturday - January 27, 2024

Contact: Keziah Joseph -

Perunal & New Year Service

Feast of Saint gregorios of parumala

Fasting Prayer/Devotional Address & Intercessory Prayers November 3, 4 & 5


September 2 and 3, 2023

Main Speaker: H.G. Zachariah Mar Severios Metropolitan


Mid-Lent Holy Qurbana 

6PM - 8:30PM

14 March 2023

Blood Drive 2023


On January 21, 2023, St. Basil Orthodox Church MGOCSM hosted a blood drive in collaboration with NY Blood Center.

Perunal & New Year Service

Saturday December 31st, 2022 and Sunday, January 1st, 2023

Feast of St. Gregorios 

The Feast of St. Gregorios of Parumala will be commemorating with Fasting Prayer, Retreat, Devotional address and Holy Qurbana on 4th, 5th and 6th (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) Novemver 2022. All Faithful are invited to attend prayerfully seeking the intercession of our Saint Gregorios of Parumala and receive blessings.

SBOC Convention 2022 and Dedication Service

The 28th SBOC Convention and Devotional Song Service will be celebrated this year on September 3rd and 4th at Church (Saturday & Sunday).


Rev. Fr. K. Y. Wilson Kallooppara

Rev. Fr. Ebey George

Dedication Service for New Academic Year after Holy Qurbana September 4, 2022

Message by Rev. Dn. Shojil Abraham

Sunday School Notice

*All Sunday School classes will be in-person at church after Easter Sunday*

Icon Painting Workshop 

The course focuses on the art of egg tempera painting. Our goal is for students to understand and learn the artistic practices as well as the philosophy of Orthodox Iconography. The coursework is divided into individual steps; the instructor explains the principles and then demonstrates each phase in detail, answering all questions. Through the process of demonstrations the stages as well the whole method of painting an icon will be presented.  The students will then put into practice these skills under the guidance of the instructor Theodoros Papadopoulos.

The techniques of painting will be taught in a clear and concrete way enabling the students to easily apply these techniques.

From the very beginning to the completion of the course, every student will work on his or her painting with assistance by the instructor.

The size of the icon is 13.50X10 inches. 

Click here to learn more and register for the course:

Inclement Weather Update

Church Service Update

The Holy Qurbana service is canceled tomorrow, Sunday, January 30th, due to inclement weather and for everyone's safety. Please stay safe.

Perunal & New Year Service 2022

Evening Prayer and Devotional Address

H. G. Zachariah Mar Nicholovos (December 31, 2021, Friday at 6:00 PM) 

Morning Prayer and Holy Qurbana

Rev. Fr. Thomas Paul (January 1, 2022, Saturday from 8:00 AM)

MGOCSM Fundraising

Want to join us in making a difference? In this season of giving, we need your help! Our St. Basil Orthodox Church's Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Student Movement is planning an initiative to raise money to build a house for a family in need. 

Recently in the state of Kerala which is located in south India, there have been devastating floods that left thousands of families homeless. These events have left families struggling and left many children on the streets. We hope to gift a loving home to a family who has been left on the street because of this natural calamity using the money we raise. 

We humbly ask for your thoughts, prayers, and generous contributions to help make this vision of making a positive change in this family’s life into reality.

Thank you and God bless!


COVID-19 update

To the concern and safety of our members and our community amidst a global Coronavirus pandemic, as of Sunday, June 21st, the attendance to the Holy Qurbana will be split among families as per the church membership directory. The groups will switch each week and a reminder email will be send to all members on a weekly basis to notify which group is attending which service.

All members must follow the guidelines listed below

Holy Qurbana service will be streamed live every Sunday for those who are staying home.

Sunday school classes will be conducted online. All Sunday school activities are cancelled until further notice.

Please pray for the people and regions affected by the coronavirus, and for the protection of our nation, community, and church. Prayer is powerful, and God is our perfect source of comfort and care. Thank you for the support and understanding during these challenging times.