St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
9100 Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA 71115
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Welcome to St. Nicholas!

Greetings in the name of our Lord and God and Savior, Jesus Christ!

We welcome you to the website of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. The purpose of this website is to provide an introduction to the Orthodox Church and to our parish, and to provide resources for our members.  We come from a variety of backgrounds, and always welcome visitors to our services, which are all in English.  If you are a first-time visitor or have any questions regarding the Orthodox Church or our parish, please feel free to contact our priest.  We invite you to browse this website, and to "come and see," joining us in worship of the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Lenten Retreat March 31-April 1
The Great Fast

This year's Great Fast, or Lent, goes from February 27 to April 7. April 8 is Lazarus Saturday, and April 9 is Palm Sunday. Holy Week goes from Palm Sunday to Holy Saturday, April 15. And the great feast of Pascha falls on April 16. 


Besides being a period of fasting, the Lenten season is a time for increased prayer, confession of sins, seeking forgiveness from others, and showing mercy to others through alms-giving and other acts of generosity.  It is, in other words, a reminder to embrace the Gospel in our lives. It is a "springtime of our souls" and a source of spiritual joy.


Find an instructive resource on fasting here:


Throughout Lent we have Presanctified Liturgy on Wednesdays at 5:30pm and the Akathist on Fridays at 5:30pm. For other service times, see the monthly calendar. 


"Let us joyfully begin the all-hallowed season of abstinence; and let us shine with the bright radiance of the holy commandments of Christ our God, with the brightness of love and the splendor of prayer, with the purity of holiness and the strength of good courage. So, clothed in raiment of light, let us hasten to the Holy Resurrection on the third day, that shines upon the world with the glory of eternal life." ~ Hymn from Orthros of Clean Monday (Triodion)






Sunday Sermons
March 19, 2016 - Sunday of the Cross

March 5, 2017 - "Can Anything Good Come?"

February 12, 2017 - The Prodigal Son

Resources for 2017

- Find a calendar of all the Great Feast Days throughout the year, along with a few other important commemorations, here: 2016-2017 Festal Calendar

- Here's a guide to special blessings and prayers that are offered on particular occasions, which you might want to keep in mind: Guide to Special Blessings

- For the new year, consider reading through the Orthodox Study Bible, from cover to cover! You can read through the whole Bible, by commiting just a little time each day, using this helpful guide (it's in a format meant to be printed out and made into a booklet): Study Bible Guide

Y2AM - Youth And Young Adult

Upcoming Services and Events
Tuesday, March 28th
5:30 Orthros
Wednesday, March 29th
5:30 Orthros
5:30pm Great Canon & Life of St. Mary
Thursday, March 30th
St. John Climacus
5:30 Orthros
5:30pm Presanctified Liturgy
Friday, March 31st
5:30 Orthros
12:00 6th Hour
5:30pm - Akathist & Retreat Begins
Saturday, April 1st
St. Mary of Egypt
8am Liturgy & Retreat w/ Fr. Gerasim (ends at 1pm)
4:15 Youth Choir
5:00 9th Hour & Great Vespers
6:00 Confession
Monthly Calendar >
Assembly of Bishops News

Tuesday, 7 Feb 2017

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to Continue Successful Fellowships at the UN
7 Feb 2017 at 1:01pm

Tuesday, 31 Jan 2017

Scout Sunday 2017
31 Jan 2017 at 11:41am

Tuesday, 3 Jan 2017

OCN Share the Light Sunday is January 15, 2017
3 Jan 2017 at 2:50pm

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