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!


  • Blessing of Candles
    02/03/2024
    On February 2, when we commemorate the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple (see Luke 2:22-40), there's a practice of blessing candles. (This gives the feast its traditional English name of Candlema
  • Lake blessing 2024
    01/14/2024
    We once again held our Theophany lake blessing with St. Catherine's Greek Orthodox Church of Ithaca. It was a blessed opportunity to bear joint witness to Christ's sanctification of the waters and of
  • New Year 2024
    01/01/2024
    As we have a few years in the past, we began 2024 with a night vigil. One of the people who attended wrote the following reflection: Some of us took part in a New Year's vigil at our church on New Ye
  • Christmas 2023
    12/26/2023
    Christ our God has come in the flesh.The Father begot Him from the womb before the Morning Star.He rules the heavenly hosts,yet now He lies in a manger of dumb beasts.He Who looses the tangled knots o
  • Summer Lake Blessing
    08/02/2023
    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
    04/28/2023
    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
    01/07/2023
    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

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!