Our Parish, St. Basil Orthodox Church, was originally founded in Garden City, New York, in October, 1990 by the initiation of Rev. Fr. P.S. Samuel Corepiscopa who served as the officiating priest until Rev. Fr. Thomas Paul was appointed as the Vicar in April 1992 by the order of the diocesan Metropolitan, H.G. Mathews Mar Barnabas. Services were conducted in a chapel, owned by the Cathedral of Incarnation Episcopal Church, which was permitted to use as a willingness to share for Christian brotherhood until we found a place of our own in Franklin Square in 2001. The church has a history of steadfast growth which started with 12 families and has currently more than 80 families with 300 plus faithful as members. Many non-members also visit this church on Sundays to participate and experience the joy of worship.
St. Basil Orthodox Church, Franklin Square is open every day of the year and has evening prayer from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (except for Saturday 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) which is regularly attended by many devotees who seek saintly intercession and receive blessings, specifically on Wednesdays and Fridays. Sunday morning prayer starts at 8:00 a.m. followed by Holy Qurbana at 9:00 a.m.. Sunday school is conducted from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Sunday, September through June. Rev. Fr. Thomas Paul, also known as Johnson Achen, continues serving as the Vicar.