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

Season of Theophany and House Blessings
We will celebrate Theophany until the Leavetaking January 14, but the season of Home Blessings will last through February 17. The 2019 Home Blessing Schedule is located in the Narthex. If you have not already done so, please take a look to find your household on it, and get back with Fr. Daniel. Let him know whether the scheduled date works and, if so what time is best; or, if the date doesn't work, please give some alternatives. 
 
The Annual Blessing of the Red River (our Theophany Outdoor Blessing) is planned for Saturday, January 12, at 3pm. Please join us!

Let’s Learn More About Theophany...

Jordan cross-shaped
                    ice hole for Orthodox purificationA common tradition in Russian Orthodox churches is a ritual baptismal-type bath into icy waters which have been blessed by the clergy on the Feast of Epiphany (Theophany). The "Jordan" cross-shaped ice holes (evoking Christ’s baptism in the Jordan River) through which Orthodox worshipers submerge themselves is a rite of cleansing purification. This ritual, which evokes the image of a believer's own baptism when he or she first became a Christian, is a re-dedication of one’s life to Jesus Christ.

Here is a great video about the Tarpon Springs Celebration

 

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

The St. Nicholas Navigator

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

Y2AM - Youth And Young Adult
Upcoming Services and Events
Thursday, January 17th
St. Anthony the Great
5:30 Liturgy
Friday, January 18th
Ss. Athanasius and Cyril of Alexandria
8:00 Orthros
Fr. Daniel away through 1/21
Saturday, January 19th
10am Inexhaustible Cup
5:00 9th Hour & Great Vespers
6:00 Confession
Sunday, January 20th
St. Euthymios the Great
9:00 Orthros
10:00 Divine Liturgy
1:30 Bingo at Heritage Manor
Monday, January 21st
St. Maximus the Confessor
Fr. Daniel returns
Assembly of Bishops News


Tuesday, 15 Jan 2019

OCN Sunday: Share the Light Sunday
15 Jan 2019 at 1:38pm


Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018

Fast Questions and Fast Answers about the Geography of Orthodoxy in America
5 Dec 2018 at 2:45pm


Thursday, 8 Nov 2018

Statement on the Recent Attack in Thousand Oaks, California
8 Nov 2018 at 6:27pm


Welcome to the Orthodox Church
Welcome to the Orthodox Church