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

St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church is a parish of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, of the Orthodox Church in America, a self-governing Orthodox Church in communion with the entirety of the Orthodox World.

We have no direct affiliation with the Patriarchate of Moscow, or the Russian Orthodox Church.

The founders of our parish were immigrants primarily from areas of the former Russian empire, and beyond. While maintaining her historic name as a tribute to her founders, St. Nicholas parish is now composed of Orthodox Christians from all over the world, including Russians, Ukrainians, Rusyns, Romanians, and more than anything, simply Americans.

All are welcome here. Please “come and see” (John 1:39)!

Week of May 23, 2022 Updates from St. Nicholas

(Email Sent 05/23/2022 @ 1:45 pm)

Parish Faithful,

Christ Is Risen!  Indeed He Is Risen!

Below please find a summary of upcoming services and events. 

Saturday, May 28             

          5:00 pm – Great Vespers

Sunday, May 29 - Sunday of the Blind Man

          9:10 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:30 am – Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, May 31 - Leavetaking of Pascha

          6:00 pm – Great Vespers

Wednesday, June 1 - Leavetaking of Pascha

          8:50 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:00 am – Divine Liturgy

          Ascension

          6:00 pm – Great Vespers with Litia

Thursday, June 2 - Ascension

          8:50 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:00 am – Divine Liturgy

Saturday, June 4               

          5:00 pm – Great Vespers

Sunday, June 5 - Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

          9:10 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:30 am – Divine Liturgy

Saturday, June 11 - Memorial Saturday

          8:50 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:00 am – Divine Liturgy

          Pentecost

          5:00 pm – Great Vespers with Litia

Sunday, June 12 - Pentecost

          9:10 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:30 am – Divine Liturgy with Kneeling Prayers

Monday, June 13 - Holy Spirit Monday

          8:50 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:00 am – Divine Liturgy

Saturday, June 18            

          5:00 pm – Great Vespers

Sunday, June 19 - Sunday of All Saints / Father’s Day

          9:10 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:30 am – Divine Liturgy

Thursday, June 23 - Nativity of John the Baptist

          6:00 pm – Vespers with Litia

Friday, June 24 - Nativity of John the Baptist

          8:50 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:00 am – Divine Liturgy

Saturday, June 25            

          5:00 pm – Great Vespers

Sunday, June 26 - Sunday of All Saints of America/Rus’

          9:10 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:30 am – Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, June 28 - Ss. Peter and Paul

          6:00 pm – Vespers with Litia

Wednesday, June 29 - Ss. Peter and Paul

          8:50 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:00 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!

Upcoming Calendar

Sunday, May 29th
Sunday of the Blind Man
9:10am Reading of the Hours
9:30am Divine Liturgy
Tuesday, May 31st
Leavetaking of Pascha
6:00pm Great Vespers
Wednesday, June 1st
Leavetaking of Pascha
Ascension
8:50am Reading of the Hours
9:00am Divine Liturgy
6:00pm Great Vespers with Litia
Thursday, June 2nd
ASCENSION OF THE LORD
8:50am Reading of the Hours
9:00am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, June 4th
5:00pm Great Vespers
Sunday, June 5th
Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council
9:10am Reading of the Hours
9:30am Divine Liturgy



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