Daily Lenten Psalm Readings
Read the Entire Book of Psalms during Lent in 2023
"The Greatest of these is Love"
"Stewardship is Everything we do after we say 'I Believe'. Stewardship is about how we live our lives and make our choices". It is a choice we make, everyday, in many different ways. Stewardship is saying "I am responsible" for supporting my church, my faith, my community, spiritually, financially, and materially, with my time, and talents, and resources. If you believe, what choices have YOU made today to support your church, your faith, your church community?
"...by Your goodness peace may return to all people..." ...... Nothing is more basic to Christian life than prayer. It is the foundation of all other response, not an alternative to response. Please find time each day to be aware of wars now going on in the world and to pray for peace.
Pray for Peace in Ukraine
Orthodox Resources for Teaching our Children
A teaching resource collection geared toward younger children ranging in age from Preschool to lower Elementary. Content includes background information, Bible references, icon explanation, storytelling resources, worksheets, crafts, games and other fun activity ideas. Orthodox Pebbles also produces hands-on teaching tools and an extensive digital collection, for the Orthodox classroom and home; all free of charge to the whole Orthodox Christian community.
The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) Children's Bulletin
Each week, this little newsletter is published for young parishioners! Every edition has age-appropriate articles, a message on the Sunday Gospel lesson and on one of the saints for the week, stories, activities and pages to color. The newsletter is provided in an 8.5 x 14, PDF format so that you can easily download, print it, fold-it, and share it!
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..."
St John Climacus on the Charity of Fasting by Fr. Dcn Matthew Steenberg
Listen to Carpatho Rusyn Prostopinije/Plain Chant or ACROD Choral recordings
Recordings from Nativity Services, Divine Liturgies, and Other Services Available on Spotify. Launch the application, login, or Create and Account and Search "ACROD"
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 ...
"Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent". – St. John Chrysostom
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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
Pascha Candy Sale - Order Deadline MARCH 19th!
A Gracious 'Thank-you' from a local Food Pantry
Sr. ACRY Communion Breakfast April 2, 2023 in the Church Hall following Divine Liturgy. See Michele Hubert for Tickets: Adults: $12, Children ages 6-12 years old: $6.00.
Fill & Return Your O.C.M.C. Coin (& bills!) Box for Pascha!
LENTEN RETREAT March 10-12
LENTEN ENCOUNTER ON THE SECOND WEEKEND OF GREAT LENT, MARCH 10-12, 2023 FOR YOUNG DIOCESAN PEOPLE AGES 8-18 AT CAMP NAZARETH!
IOCC Request for Disasters in Turkey & Syria
ANNUAL PARISH MEETING February 19th
Souper Bowl Sunday!
"Calling all Parishioners! It's a Working Party and Your Presence is Requested!"...Jan 16th & 17th.. ..
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
Apr 2 9 am
Vespers for the Feast of the Annunciation
Apr 6 7 pm
Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most Holy Mother of God
Apr 7 9:30 am
Apr 9 9 am
St. Nectarios Service with Annointing of Oil of the Sick
Apr 12 7 pm
Apr 16 9 am
Apr 23 9 am
5th Thursday of Lent: The Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete
Saints and Feasts Commemorated
John Climacus the Righteous, author of The Divine Ladder of Ascent; Sosthenes, Apollos, Cephas, Caesar, & Epaphroditos, the Apostles of the 70; Zacharias the New Martyr
Visit the Online Chapel for more daily readings, hymns, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, and more.