The Family Ministry program aims to provide spiritual support and guidance to families through workshops, retreats and activities that nourish family bonds and strengthen communication.
At St. Basil, providing an Orthodox Christian foundation for our children has always been important to us. Though we are a small community, we are committed to providing a Sunday School and youth program that nurtures kids and by extension, their parents.
Welcome and Outreach
The Welcome and Outreach Committee has been given the challenge of reaching out to the community of St. Basil, extending love and greetings to newcomers and visitors, and bringing the love of Christ to the wider sphere of Almaden Valley.
Philoptochos” means “friend of the poor.” What a beautiful word and blessed are we who have the opportunity and means to assist others in need! Our chapter has had arich 20-year history, filled with service to both our St. Basil and greater San Jose communities as well as other national/international charities.
In the fall of 2000, St. Basil’s chose “Missions” to be the theme for the annual Fall Retreat at St. Nicholas Ranch in Dunlap, CA. Our retreat master was Fr. Martin Ritsi, Executive Director of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC).
Inn Vision is a local non-profit organization that has been in existence since 1973. Inn Vision provides several shelters and support services to homeless people in SiliconValley. St.Basil parishioners provide support for Inn Vision’s services by offering their time and donations of meals, clothing and other support.
Where would we be without music? Music touches are lives in so many ways that it’s hard to imagine our world without it. It’s hard to imagine a Divine Liturgy at St. Basil without our choir either!
The Parish Council ministry is called upon to oversee the general operations of our Parish. Responsible to the Parish and the Metropolis, the St. Basil the Great Parish Council is charged with the task of conducting all Parish affairs in keeping with the mission, aims, and purpose of our church.
We have a dedicated bookstore where you can find a wonderful variety of books, icons, devotional items, jewelry and more.