We are delighted that you have taken the time to visit Saint Basil Orthodox Church’s website, and we certainly hope you will find what you are looking for here! The Orthodox Faith is a bottomless treasure chest, only small portion of which can be experienced online. We are committed to share with you the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to do so here in Wilmington. The Orthodox Church is the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church professed in the Nicene Creed, which guards the “faith once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3), and we seek to share the fullness of the Gospel with all who will hear it. While reading will certainly help—one’s faith can always be deepened by searching the Scriptures and studying the writings of the faithful—we invite you to Come and See!

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Father Peter Robichau - Pastor
FatherPeter@WilmingtonOCA.org
910.805.0981

Latest News and Updates

Lenten Schedule for 2014 Posted

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Our 2014 schedule for Great Lent has been posted online, and is available as a PDF download here.  Please make every effort to mark your calendars, and plan to incorporate these important services into your schedules as far as you are able!


Parish Feast Day Jan 29/30

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

It is with great joy that we announce the celebration of our patronal feast of St. Basil on the feast of the Three Hierarchs (Basil, Gregory and John) on January 29/30 this year.

  • Great Vespers on Wednesday @ 5:00 pm at St. Basil Orthodox Church
  • Banquet following Vespers at UNCW (Wagoner Hall) @ 6:30pm – guest speaker will be Fr. John Parker, Chair of the OCA Department of Evangelization
  • Meals are $15.00 for adults/$5 for children – please do not let cost prevent your attendance as there are funds available to assure all can attend.
  • Divine Liturgy for the Feast on Thursday @ 9:30 am at St. Basil Orthodox Church
  • Blessing of our new property (Blue Clay Road) and groundbreaking ceremony following.
  • Lunch following (location TBD) for those who can attend.

A formal invite can be found by clicking here.  Please RSVP to info@wilmingtonoca.org or 910-805-0981.  All are welcome!


Help Thea Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro!

Friday, December 6th, 2013

One of our members, Thea Nunez, will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa in order to to raise awareness of Type I Diabetes (a disorder that she has struggled with since her youth).

You can donate to help her reach her fundraising goal by clicking here, or through her Go Fund Me site.  Please give generously to support this worthy cause!!

Read about Thea’s story  … read more » »


Akathist of Thanksgiving – Wed. Night

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Our community will pray the Akathist hymn, “Glory to God for All Things,” on Wednesday (the eve of Thanksgiving).  Please join us for this beautiful occasion where we can give proper thanks to God for all of his bountiful provisions in our lives.


Services: Entrance of the Theotokos

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

We will celebrate the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos with Great Vespers/Litya on Wednesday (11/20) at 6:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Thursday  (11/21) AM at 9:30.

This is a beautiful feast of the Church, and a wonderful precursor to the Feast of Nativity, which we solemnly await during this season of Advent.  Come, and join in awesome wonder at the prelude of God’s good will!


November Newsletter Posted

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Read through our November Newsletter to find out what’s going in our community …


Vespers for the Nativity of the Theotokos @ St. Nicholas GOC

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

A reminder that we will be celebrating Great Vespers with our sister parish, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 8/7 at 6:00pm.  A fellowship dinner in honor of our university students will be held at 7:00 in the St. Nicholas parish hall.  Please join us!

Services on Sunday, 8/8 will be at St. Basil’s Kent St. location as usual.


Public Lecture – Tue. Jul. 16

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Mark your calendars!

On Tuesday, July 16, we will be blessed to welcome Fr. Michael Oleksa to Wilmington.  Fr. Michael is a noted author and speaker, most well known for his four part PBS Series, “Communicating Across Cultures.”  St. Basil Orthodox Church (along with our sister parish, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church) will host Father Michael for a wonderful evening of stories and learning – he is engaging and insightful, and you won’t want to miss this!

Click the image above for a full-size, downloadable poster for the event.


14th Annual Pilgrimage – Ss. Mary and Martha Monastery

Monday, May 6th, 2013

This year, on Saturday, May 18, Ss. Mary and Martha Monastery in Wagoner, SC will hold their annual pilgrimage, when parishioners, friends and faithful from the region will join the nuns of the monastery in worship and fellowship.  Wagoner, SC is a manageable drive from Wilmington, and it is possible (with an early departure) to arrive for the 9 am Divine Liturgy.  Hotel accommodations can also be made nearby off of Interstate 1-20 in Lexington, SC.  Please mark your calendars, and set aside some time to meet other Orthodox Christians and the nuns of the monastery.

May 18, 2013 Fourteenth Annual Ss. Mary and Martha Orthodox Monastery Pilgrimage
At Ss. Mary and Martha Monastery: 65 Spinner Lane Wagoner, SC

Schedule: 8am Matins | 9am Divine Liturgy | Potluck Luncheon |
1pm Akathist followed by Grave Blessings |4pm Vespers

Feel Free to come for part or all of the day – there will be plenty of opportunities to socialize, walk the grounds and enjoy the day.  Events will take place rain or shine, under the tent outdoors.


Building Project Under Way

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

We are excited to announce that, having secured 7.5 acres of property for our permanent church home, we have begun the process of planning to relocate to the property.  This is an exciting time in the life of our community – come grow with us! [READ MORE]

Proposed Phase I and Phase II Conceptual