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.

St. Raphael of Brooklyn

Saturday, November 2

Orthros at 8am

Liturgy at 9am

Afterwards, we will undertake a mini-pilgrimage to downtown on the old platform where Union Station used to stand. We we will hold torches and icons and process around the platform singing "Rejoice O Father Raphael." 

If you would like to practice this hymn, this sheet music and vocal recording are good resources. 

You can also read more about St. Raphael here


His Story

God mystically led him from his native homeland to the shores of the American continent.

He had a submissive attitude to the providence of God.

He loved the people of God.

Though during his lifetime he was neither a wonder-worker nor a clairvoyant elder, St. Raphael embraced a life of total abandonment of self for the service of God and his fellow man: a life of true spiritual asceticism. (from The Life of Our Father among the Saints Raphael Hawaweeny from

If he did not work miracles, what did Saint Raphael do? He hopped on the train! On his first trip, he visited 30 cities between New York and California. He fed the spiritually hungry people with the word of God in each place where he stopped. He performed marriages and baptisms, heard confessions, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the homes of the faithful where there was no church building. In other words, he zealously fulfilled his ministry as a preacher of the Gospel, enduring many hardships and afflictions, and he was watchful in all things concerning the care of his flock (2 Timothy 4:5).  (From Antiochian Village Camp Website)

As our Parish History explains, in 1914 while stopping over in Shreveport during a cross-country train trip, he and the local faithful decided to found an Orthodox church under his pastoral care. 

We -- the spiritual children of Father Raphael, the product of his prayers, the faithful of St. Nicholas --  have the precious opportunity to rejoice with our beloved saint.

May we, too, have hearts that are soft and can be led by God.

May we, too, be submissive to God's leading.

May we, too, have love.

St. Raphael, pray for us!

Resources for 2019/2020
Resources for 2019/2020


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
Sunday, November 17th
St. Gregory the Wonderworker
8:45 Orthros
10:00 Divine Liturgy
12:30pm Catechism
Monday, November 18th
8:00 Liturgy
Tuesday, November 19th
8:00 Liturgy
Wednesday, November 20th
5:30am Orthros
5:30pm Orthros, Liturgy & Blessing of Handmaidens
Friday, November 22nd
8:00 Liturgy
5:30 Nativity Compline
Assembly of Bishops News

Tuesday, 29 Oct 2019

Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Concludes Fall Meeting
29 Oct 2019 at 2:23pm

Tuesday, 8 Oct 2019

Assembly of Bishops of the USA and the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthod...
8 Oct 2019 at 2:42pm

Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019

Executive Committee of the Assembly of Bishops Recommits to Orthodox Unity in...
18 Sep 2019 at 4:07pm

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