Welcome to St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church!
Christ is in our midst! He is and Ever shall be!
St Nicholas Orthodox Christian Church is a Parish of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA)
If you are an Orthodox Christian without a spiritual home, or are new to Orthodoxy and are interested in discovering more about the historic Faith, we invite you to visit us at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Come and experience for yourself the life-giving, transformative beauty of the ancient apostolic Faith!
When Great prince Vladimir was looking for a faith for his people, he sent emissaries all over the earth to explore different religions. They found what they were looking for in the beautiful temple of Hagia Sophia, where they said "we no longer knew whether we were in heaven or on earth." At the heart of the Orthodox Faith is the belief that The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory’ –John 1:14. The Liturgical journey that we embark on throughout the year here at St. Nicholas bears witness to this ever-present truth that God became Man. Take a moment and contemplate these words from the service for Great and Holy Saturday:
Let all mortal flesh keep silence, and in fear and trembling stand, pondering nothing earhly minded.
For the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, comes to be slain, to give Himself as food to the faithful.
Before Him go the ranks of Angels: all the principalities and powers; the many-eyed Cherubim; and the six-winged Seraphim, covering their faces, singing their hymn: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Have you ever heard words like these before? If you would like to hear more such heavenly praises, please visit us. When we hear the un-distorted praises of the God of Love we are empowered to lead a new life in God. Come and See!
May the God of Love, the Holy Trinity, One in essence and undivided ever protect and keep you!
Your servant in Christ,
The Orthodox Church is evangelical, but not Protestant. It's Orthodox, but not Jewish. It's Catholic, but not Roman. It isn't non-denominational, it's pre-denominational. It has been believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for. The Faith of the Apostles, since the day of Pentecost 2000 years ago.