St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
980 Bridle Path Rd Bethlehem, PA. 18017
Orthodox Church in America

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 this weeks service:

 When You descended to death, O Life Immortal,

You destroyed hell with the splendor of Your Godhead.

And when from the depths You raised the dead,

all the powers of heaven cried out:

“O Giver of life, Christ our God, glory to You! 

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, 

Fr. Ian

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Saturday, October 25th
5:00 Movie night
6:45 9th Hour
7:00 Great Vespers followed by confession
Sunday, October 26th
9:10 The Hours
9:30 Divine Liturgy
Tuesday, October 28th
9:00 -12:00 Fr. Ian at Church office
Wednesday, October 29th
9:00 -12:00 Fr. Ian at Church office
7:00 Bible Study
Thursday, October 30th
9:00 -12:00 Fr. Ian at Church office
Saturday, November 1st
6:45 9th Hour
7:00 Great Vespers followed by confession
Sunday, November 2nd
9:10 The Hours
9:30 Divine Liturgy
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Upcoming Events

Divine Liturgy on Sundays will now begin at 9:30 am

Church school will begin after Holy Communion 

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