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Our vision: St. Nicholas Church will strive to glorify God through Orthodox Christian worship, sincere love and care for one another, and service to those in need around us.

Who we are: St Nicholas Church is a vibrant community of Orthodox Christians from a diversity of backgrounds who embrace the historic, pre-denominational Orthodox Christian faith. Our parish is recognized as a center of education and evangelism in the greater Pittsburgh area. Our mission is to serve God by worshipping Him and serving others, to deepen our knowledge of Jesus Christ, to renew His Image in us, and to grow into His Likeness by the Grace of the Holy Spirit.


Great Lenten Season Features Daily Liturgical Services

Orthodox Christians around the world have entered the season of Great Lent which is a 40 day period preceeding the Holy Week and Resurrection of Christ. The Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving renew our focus on our spiritual life in Christ. St Nicholas is fortunate to support all Pittsburgh area Orthodox Christians with daily liturgical services. Join us as we mark this most sacred time of year and worship with us! A downloadable calendar of services can be found here.

Lenten Talk with Dr Edith Humphrey - April 1

Join us on Saturday, April 1, 2017, as we explore the topic of "Mary in the Scriptures," an Orthodox understanding of Jesus's mother in the Christian life, from the testimony of the sacred texts of the Bible. This talk is open to the public and is free of charge. The topic will be especially helpful to those who are unfamiliar with the Orthodox Church and want to learn more about the Orthodox view of Mary as the "Mother of God."

The talk begins at 10:30 am and will last approximately 90 minutes with time for questions and answers.

A Divine Liturgy will be held at 9:00 am and all are welcomed and encouraged to attend. A continental breakfast will be served after the service.

Dr. Edith M. Humphrey is the William F. Orr Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. In her popular writing she has addressed such subjects as the Jesus Seminar, the Trinity, sexuality and the human person, music and theology, the authority of Scripture within the Great Tradition, and Christian spirituality. She is currently working on two research projects: Mediation and The Immediate God and the reading of the Church fathers on justification language in St. Paul’s letters.

New Icon Project Continues with Fr Thedore Jurewicz

In addition to the almost completed work of the iconostasis iconography by iconographer Cheryl Ann Pituch, Fr Theodore Jurewicz began a new iconography project that will span many years and encompass the entire temple. The first icon painted is "In Thee Rejoiceth All Creation," an iconographic depiction of the famous hymn written by St John of Damascus and sung during the Liturgy of St Basil. It is located in the choir loft and donated by the choir and parish in honor of Doris Wasilko, our dedicated and talent retired choir director who faithfully served for almost three decades. Fr Theodre and his son, Joseph, also completed work on a new decorative border around the church. You can view the photos on our Facebook photo album.

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Orthodox Resources on Ancient Faith Radio

Want to learn more about Orthodoxy? Ancient Faith Radio is an oustanding resource, streaming 24 hours a day on two internet radio stations and offering dozens of podcast with thousands of episodes to choose from. And don't forget to start your day with Fr Tom's podcast, The Path, and his weekly sermon series, Sermons at St Nicholas. AFR is bringing the Acient Faith to the modern world!

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St Nicholas Church Receives Significant Grant

Virginia H. Farah Foundation

We are grateful recipients of a generous grant from the Virginia H. Farah Foundation to pursue the creation of senior housing at the old St Mark's School next to our church. Our church is committed to the growth of our parish community, the beautification and renovation of our own parish property, and the renewal and support of the community around us.

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St. Nicholas Orthodox Church • 320 Munson Avenue • McKees Rocks, PA 15136
412-331-1053 •

Orthodox Church in America