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

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2021 Lenten and Paschal Services

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. 

Led by the Rev. Father Matthew Joyner, we are a vibrant, growing community with 99 households, of which there are 123 adult members and 23 children and babies.

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, May 15th
6:00pm Great Vespers (RSVP required, Live Stream will also be available)
Sunday, May 16th
9:10am Reading of the Hours (Live Stream will also be available)
9:30am Divine Liturgy (RSVP required, Live Stream will also be available)
10:30am Communion for Parish Children (RSVP required, see COVID page for details)

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.