Holy Apostles Orthodox Church
345 Ridge Rd, Lansing, NY
Orthodox Church in America

Holy Apostles Orthodox Church is a mission parish of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, serving Lansing, Ithaca (including Cornell and Ithaca College), Cortland, and the surrounding areas. 

At Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, you will find a welcoming, Christ-centered community of believers growing together spiritually in love and in the unchanging faith handed down from the Apostles.

       If you are an Orthodox Christian looking for a home…
       If you are looking for the timeless Christian faith…
       If you are looking to strengthen your faith…
       If you are searching for what God has in store for you…
       If you need a place to call home…
       If you have nowhere else to turn…
          Then please join us!

  • Summer Lake Blessing
    The Feast of the Procession of the Cross originated in Constantinople, where the Cross was carried through the city during the first part of August to bless water sources, with prayers for protection
  • Archbishop Michael visits
    For St. Thomas Sunday (the Sunday after Pascha), Archbishop Michael made his annual visit to Holy Apostles. He tonsured Nikolaos Demetriades as a reader, and awarded Fr. Joel the Kamilavka. Especially
  • Blessing of Cayuga Lake 2023
    To celebrate Jesus sanctifying the waters by his baptism, Orthodox churches not only bless water in church, but traditionally bless the nearest body of water as well. We have a long-standing practice
  • Christmas 2022
    How can a womb contain Him Whom nothing can contain?How can He remain in His Father’s bosom, yet rest in His Mother’s arms?It is His good pleasure to accomplish this.Having no flesh, He pu
  • Baptism of Lazarus
    Lazarus was baptized on December 18, 2022. It’s always a joy to see a new Christian life beginning in the Church!
  • Blessing of Fruit for Transfiguration
    On the Feast of the Transfiguration, we bless fruit: as Christ’s Transfiguration shows the beauty of humanity in its intended divine beauty, so we take the beautiful fruits of creation and offer
  • Blessing the Bridge
    The 34B Bridge, right next to our church, was under construction for long enough that for some of us, walking out to check on its progress after services became a regular routine. So when it was finis
  • Paschal Baptisms
    Pascha is a traditional time to receive converts into the Church, since Baptism is a personal participation in the death and Resurrection of Christ. This year we received two new members by Baptism on

The Orthodox Church is evangelical, but not Protestant. It is orthodox, but not Jewish. It is catholic, but not Roman. It isn't non-denominational - it is pre-denominational. It has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost 2000 years ago.

The ancient Church welcomes you!

To learn more about our faith and church life, you can contact our priest, Fr. Joel Brady, using the Contact Us page. Our schedule of services can be found on the Monthly Calendar page; we'd be delighted to have you join us!