St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
980 Bridle Path Rd Bethlehem, PA. 18017
Orthodox Church in America
Week of August 8, 2022 Updates from St. Nicholas

(Email Sent 08/08/2022 @ 11:20 am)

Parish Faithful,

Reminder: Please submit all final directory updates and photos no later than Friday, August 12, 2022.  If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer at Thank you!

Below please find a summary of upcoming services and events. 

Saturday, August 13       

          5:00 pm - Great Vespers

Sunday, August 14 - Sunday before Dormition

          9:10 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:30 am – Divine Liturgy

          Eve of Dormition

          6:00 pm - Great Vespers w/ Litia

Monday, August 15 - Dormition

          9:00 am - Divine Liturgy

Saturday, August 20       

          5:00 pm - Great Vespers

Sunday, August 21 - Afterfeast of Dormition

          9:10 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:30 am – Divine Liturgy

Saturday, August 27       

          5:00 pm - Great Vespers

Sunday, August 28 - St. Job of Pochaev

          9:10 am – Reading of the Hours

          9:30 am – Divine Liturgy

Monday, August 29 - Beheading of St. John the Baptist

          9:00 am - Divine Liturgy

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

In Christ,

Jennifer N. Bzik

Administrative Assistant

Slavic Celebration - September 10th!


"The Orthodox Church teaches that the union between a man and a woman in marriage reflects the union between Christ and His Church (Eph. 5). As such, marriage is by this reflection monogamous and heterosexual. Within this marriage, sexual relations between a husband and wife are an expression of their love that has been blessed by God. Such is God’s plan for male and female, created in his image and likeness, from the beginning, and such remains his plan for all time. Any other form of sexual expression is by its nature disordered, and cannot be blessed by the Church in any way, whether directly or indirectly."

Please see the Synodal Statement in its entirety HERE


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

Saturday, August 13th
5:00pm Great Vespers
Sunday, August 14th
Eve of Dormition
9:10am Reading of the Hours
9:30am Divine Liturgy
6:00pm Great Vespers with Litia
Monday, August 15th
8:50am Reading of the Hours
9:00am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, August 20th
5:00pm Great Vespers

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.