St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
980 Bridle Path Rd Bethlehem, PA. 18017
Orthodox Church in America
Week of November 28, 2022 Updates from St. Nicholas

(Email Sent 12/05/2022 @ 9:55 am)

Parish Faithful,

Below please find a summary of upcoming services and events. 

Monday, December 5 - Eve of St. Nicholas Day

          6:00 pm – Great Vespers with Litia

Tuesday, December 6 - St. Nicholas Day (Patronal Feast)

          8:50 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:00 am – Divine Liturgy

Saturday, December 10             

          10:00 am to 6:00 pm – Christmas Bazaar

          6:00 pm – Great Vespers

Sunday, December 11 - Sunday of the Forefathers

          9:10 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:30 am – Divine Liturgy

          3:30 pm – Christmas Choir Concert

Monday, December 12 - Eve of St. Herman of Alaska

          6:00 pm – Great Vespers with Litia

Tuesday, December 13 - St. Herman of Alaska

          8:50 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:00 am – Divine Liturgy

Saturday, December 17             

          5:00 pm – Great Vespers

Sunday, December 18 - Sunday before Nativity

          9:10 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:30 am – Divine Liturgy

Friday, December 23                  

          9:00 am – Royal Hours

Saturday, December 24 - Eve of Nativity

          8:50 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:00 am – Divine Liturgy

          6:00 pm – Compline and Matins

Sunday, December 25 - Nativity of Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ

          9:10 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:30 am – Festal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

Monday, December 26 - Synaxis of the Mother of God

          8:50 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:00 am – Divine Liturgy

Saturday, December 31             

          5:00 pm – Great Vespers

Sunday, January 1 - St. Basil the Great/Circumcision of the Lord

          9:10 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:30 am – Divine Liturgy

Thursday, January 5 - Eve of Theophany

          9:00 am – Royal Hours

          6:00 pm – Theophany Compline with Blessing of Waters

Friday, January 6 - Theophany

          8:50 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:00 am – Festal Divine Liturgy

Saturday, January 7                     

          4:30 pm – General Panikhida

          5:00 pm – Great Vespers

Sunday, January 8 - Sunday after Theophany

          9:10 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:30 am – Divine Liturgy

***Live Stream will also be available for all services.***

In Christ,

Jennifer N. Bzik

Administrative Assistant






Welcome to St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church!

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever! 

 

Welcome to St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church.

 

St. Nicholas Church is a parish of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). It is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the beautiful and growing Lehigh Valley. 

All are welcome to join us for any of our services! 

 

If you are looking for a new Church home, or are curious about the Orthodox Church and ancient Christianity, we encourage you to “come and see.” (John 1:46) 

 

We hope to see you soon!




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