The Nativity: God becomes Human to Show Us the Way
The Nativity: God becomes Human to Show Us the Way

Centering the Season on Christ

"...by Your goodness peace may return to all people..."

Pray for Peace in Ukraine

Orthodox Resources for Teaching our Children
Orthodox Resources for Teaching our Children

A teaching resource collection for young Orthodox Christians

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Archpastoral Nativity Challenge 2022
Archpastoral Nativity Challenge 2022

Beginning of the Day Prayer
Beginning of the Day Prayer

"Lord Have Mercy. Having Risen from sleep I run to You, O Master, for You love mankind...and I rush to accomplish Your work..."

Being Orthodox in a Non-Orthodox World

Listen to Carpatho Rusyn Prostopinije/Plain Chant or ACROD Choral recordings
Listen to Carpatho Rusyn Prostopinije/Plain Chant or ACROD Choral recordings

Welcome to St. Nicholas Orthodox Church!

We are a parish of the Orthodox Christian Faith which was established on the day of Holy Pentecost in the Year 33 AD. Our parish community is a member of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. whose presiding bishop is His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa. The American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese is an autonomous diocese under the spiritual protection of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople of which His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I is the Primate.  Our services are in English, with the occasional church Salvonic and Greek on Holy days and feast days!

Through this web site, we are pleased to be able to introduce you to the worship and fellowship as it is expressed in the life of our Parish. If you are a new member of our parish, or are considering membership, these web pages will acquaint you with what our parish offers. Learn More ... 

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"Let the children come to Church, even if they slept there, even if they played and ate, even if they came late, even if they talked and made noise... It is enough that they chose the Church rather than going anywhere else! They shook off sleep and came to Church. They left their play and came to Church.
Today they play and joke, tomorrow they will pray and chant, and after tomorrow they will serve, and afterwards they will become leaders in the church. Who amongst us didn’t behave like them when he was their age?
Do not reproach a child or dismiss him. Whatever he does, do not reject his commitment to the Church. Be kind to them, be nice to them, and teach them with patience, compassion and wisdom. Smile to them. Give them gifts. Hug them kindly. Encourage them and make them feel how we rejoice that they are present with us. Today they connect emotionally with the Church, tomorrow they will connect spiritually.
Of all that we have, children are the most precious. Our Lord Jesus Christ blessed children, hugged them, and had them stand in the midst, in front of everyone I, to show that they should get the most attention and care."

 

                                                                                 Anba Macarius, Bishop of Al Menia & Abu Koras

 


WORSHIP PROTOCOLS

     The church is to be open to the public for all services:
     Individuals will be expected to wear a mask if not fully vaccinated.  Small children excluded from the request to wear a mask.  Masks are available in the vestibule. 
     Holy Communion will be offered in accordance to our liturgical tradition. 
     Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building complex.
     If you are not feeling well, please remain at home until your symptoms have cleared.  God bless! 
     If you have any questions, please contact the church office at (412) 461-9437.

 

Services & Events

 

Nativity Fast Through 6 January 2023
Nov 29
Vespers for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple with Blessing of wheat, bread, wine, & oil
Dec 3 7 pm
Divine Liturgy for Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple
Dec 4 9:30 am
St. Nectarios Service with Annointing of Oil of the Sick
Dec 14 7 pm
Vespers for the Patronal Feast of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
Dec 18 7 pm
Divine Liturgy for the Patronal Feast of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
Dec 19 9:30 am
Strict Fast day
Jan 6

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