St. Nicholas Protocols for COVID-19 and Church Services

God is with us!


Dear beloved & faithful parishioners of St. Nicholas Church:


    All Divine Services will be conducted by the Clergy & Cantor only, including All Souls Saturdays, March 21st and March 28th when the names of all listed in the Parish Diptychs are intoned. Faithful members are permitted to come to church for private prayer, lighting a candle, receiving the church bulletin and securing additional spiritual literature made available to all parishioners (see time below).  There will be an offering basket for your Sunday envelopes and monetary gifts to the parish.  Or, you may send them via the mail to the church.


Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church

903 Ann St.

Homestead, PA 15120


     For our beloved senior citizens 65 years of age and older, and those of us who are currently experiencing any type of sickness, illness or complications of a present medical ailment, please, stay at home and safe within your confines.  For those of you who do wish to come for individual private prayer, the church side door shall be unlocked on Fridays between 9-11 A.M., Saturdays between 10-12 Noon and Sundays between 11 A.M. and 1 P.M.  Please practice social distancing and no more than 10 people at a time in the nave. 


     We will be reaching out to our Parish family in the following weeks by email, Facebook (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church) and our church website (  Visit our church webpage for more information on watching our church services via live stream.  Please stay in touch with each other. 


     The second Epistle from Timothy 1:7 states: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”  With these magnificent gifts may we continue to pray in our homes with our families and implore the Lord God to alleviate our mental anguish and remove this dreaded virus from our midst. 


Sincerely, your loving Pastor


Very Rev. R. Michael Zak 


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