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

More about our Holy Fathers

What: 4th Ecumenical Council

When: 451 AD

Where: Chalcedon, near Constantinople

Who: Under Emperor Marcian. 630 Bishops were present.

Why: to clarify the truth from the monophysite heresy

 

Monophysite Controversy 

The Council was concerned, once again, with the nature of Jesus Christ. The teaching arose that Christ's human nature (less perfect) dissolved itself in His divine nature (more perfect): like a cube of sugar in a post of water. Thus, in reality, Christ had only one nature, the Divine. Hence, the term: Monophysites ("mono", one and "physis", "nature".) Monophysitism overemphasized the divine nature of Christ, at the expense of the human.

Proclamation

The Council condemned Monophysitism and proclaimed that Christ has two complete natures: the divine and the human, as defined by previous Councils. These two natures function without confusion, are not divided nor separate (against Nestorius), and at no time did they undergo any change (against Eutyches: Monophysites).

(from https://www.goarch.org/-/the-fourth-ecumenical-council)

 

 

 

Resources for 2018/2019
Resources for 2018/2019

 

Here is a Calendar of Feast Days and other important events during the coming year: Calendar

Here is a Guide to Blessings and Special Prayers offered throughout the year: Blessings

2019 Stewardship Form

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Read the latest issue of our parish Newsletter, the Navigator.

Y2AM - Youth And Young Adult
Upcoming Services and Events
Wednesday, July 17th
Great Martyr Marina
5:30 Potluck, Discussion, & Compline
Saturday, July 20th
Prophet Elijah
5:00 9th Hour & Great Vespers
6:00 Confession
Sunday, July 21st
9:00 Orthros
10:00 Divine Liturgy
Blessing of Vehicles
Assembly of Bishops News

Friday, 31 May 2019

North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation and Joint Committee...
31 May 2019 at 2:00pm


Tuesday, 28 May 2019

North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Convenes for 96th M...
28 May 2019 at 9:33pm


Monday, 4 Mar 2019

Fast Questions and Fast Answers about American Orthodox Christian Monasteries
4 Mar 2019 at 2:57pm


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