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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.


Centennial Banquet Tickets Now Availalbe

You are cordially invited to attend our Centennial Celebration Banquet on Sunday, the 12th of October, 2014 beginning at 1:30 p.m. (cocktails) with the grand banquet at 3:00 p.m. at the Circuit Center and Ballroom, 50 Hot Metal Street in the Southside of Pittsburgh. Tickets are $65 for adults and $15 for children (chicken tenders). Adult meal choices are Chicken Kiev, Salmon with dill sauce, or Vegetarian.

Reservations must be received by Friday, September 26. Please send your check payable to "St Nicholas Orthodox Church" to St Nicholas Orthodox, c/o Juliana Hollowood, 2709 Country Club Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, 15205. Questions may be send to

Visit our centennial celebration page for more and updated info.

Anniversary Booklet Ad Forms Now Availalbe

As we approach our Centennial Celebration the weekend of October 10-12, we'd like to invite our parishioners, friends, sister parishes, and business associates to consider submitting an expression of your support by donating an ad or memorial listing in our Anniversary Booklet. You can download the forms here. If you have any questions, send an email to Deadline has been extended to Wednesday, September 17th! Thank you for your support!

Visit our centennial celebration page for more and updated info.

Centennial Anniversary Date Set

Mark your calendars for the weekend of October 10-12, 2014 as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our parish! A full weekend slate of activities is planned culminating in the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at church and the Grand Banquet immediately following at the Circuit Center in Pittsurgh's South Side on Sunday, October 12. More information to follow in mid-June, 2014.

Visit our centennial celebration page for more and updated info.

Interior Painting and Renewal Begins

This summer our church will undergo an interior painting along with new carpeting and the first phase of the installation of new icons on our iconostasis. We'll also be replacing the front steps at the outside entrace of our building. We'll post pictures as the work begins in mid-June!

Bible Study Begins on Philippians and Colossians

Our parish will begin studying the epistles of St Paul to the Philippians and Colossians. These letters address the importance of unity in the Body of Christ and the centrality of Christ in the Church.

This is an outstanding opportunity to learn the teaching of the ancient Church. Studies are held every other Wednesday at 7:00 PM after Pascha, preceeded by a Vespers service at 6:30 PM in the Church. Everyone is welcomed! Check the calendar for the latest dates and times

New Icon Project a Huge Success!

Recently our parish initiated a new icon project as a part of our temple renewal in anticipation of our 100th anniversary celebration in 2014. In 15 days every icon on the iconostasis was donated - a total of $38,500 in pledges! Stay tuned for updates as the icon project, painted by iconographer Cheryl Pituch of Johnstown, PA, and church painting takes shape. We look forward to the completion in October, 2014!

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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!

The PathSermons at St Nicholas

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