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.
If you look at the icon, you can see Our Lady of the Inexhaustible Cup offering her precious child Jesus inside the Holy Mystery of Communion as a means and an end to the healing of every known addiction and its destructive influence.
- “Rejoice, Chalice by which we receive the joy of our salvation.” (Ikos 3)
- “Rejoice, Chalice of life and immortality that leads to the gates of eternal life.” (Ikos 6)
- “No one departs empty-handed from the Inexhaustible Cup of divine gifts, O all-good One, so that having received healing from Thy miraculous Icon they may with thanksgiving sing to Thee: Alleluia!” (Kontakion 12)
If you would like to pray for yourself or a loved one who struggles with addiction, this Akathist is a beautiful way to offer your heart to God and to seek healing. Anything worth attaining takes a lot of work and discipline to achieve it. We have to keep up the struggle and "hang in there," not giving up. The Inexhaustible Cup Fellowship at St. Nicholas is a support to help us keep up the struggle and to know that we are not alone in our efforts to hang in there. After the Akathist, which takes about 30-45 minutes, we gather in the kitchen to visit over coffee.