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

Welcome to St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church!

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Many people ask us if our services are in Russian. The short answer is no. While we were founded by Russian immigrants, we have become a pan-ethnic Orthodox community. Our Faith is open to all people in this nation who are interested in learning about and living out the Apostolic Faith of New Testament Church. 

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. 

Now the Faith that was brought from Byzantium to Russia, has been brought to America. God has opened a door for us to enter the saving Ark, unshaken by the passing fads, and religous trends of this world. We emphasize that Orthodoxy is the unchanged Faith, but the reason we do not change the Faith is because it is this Ancient Faith that changes us!

May the God of Love, the Holy Trinity, One in essence and undivided ever protect and keep you!


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Sunday, August 2nd
9:10 The Hours
9:30 Divine Liturgy
Saturday, August 8th
5:45 9th Hour
6:00 Great Vespers followed by confession
Sunday, August 9th
9:10 The Hours
9:30 Divine Liturgy
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Upcoming Events

Hospitality A La Russe at St. Nicholas


St. Tikhon’s Century Association is pleased to present the 6th Annual Hospitality A La Russe, featuring traditional Russian cuisine with the Kauriga Balalaika Orchestra.

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015

Location: Chernay Fellowship Hall  

St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
980 Bridle Path Road
Bethlehem, PA 18017

$40.00 per Ticket

Children (under 12) $10.00 per Ticket

Doors Open at 3:00

3:30 pm  Reception & Russian Table, followed by Dinner and Dessert

5:45 pm  Musical Selections by Kauriga Balalaika Orchestra

7:00 pm  Theme Basket Drawings

Enjoy a selection of traditional Russian delicacies, including eggplant caviar, stuffed grape leaves, peroshki, kielbasa, and soup followed by a dinner of Chicken Kiev and, of course, dessert.

Carbondale-Wilkes Barre Area (Mary Sernak): 570-357-7109

Bethlehem-Allentown Area (Sarah Jubinski): 610-691-8777

All proceeds benefit St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, South Canaan, PA

Lenten Fish Dinners

Click the link below to see info for the upcoming fish dinners

Great Vespers on Saturdays will now begin at 6:00pm

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

Church school will begin after Holy Communion 

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.

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