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.

Let's Keep the Saints Out of Retirement!

St. Nektarios of Pentapolis once said (after his repose), "It's as if we saints are in retirement... The people don't pray to us, don't entreat us, don't ask us for anything, don't give us any handiwork to do. They don't give us the opportunity to pray to God for them."

Surely we can find some way to call him out of retirement!

November 9 is the feast of St. Nektarios. Orthodoxwiki tells us that, "St. Nectarios was born on October 1, 1846, in Selymbria in Thrace to a poor family.  At the age of 14 he moved to Constantinople (Istanbul) to work and further his education." When looking at the Akathist hymn, we get a beautiful picture of this transition:

"When Thou didst leave home and travel to Constantinople, thou didst labor in the midst of worldly distractions. Yet thou didst not forsake the Faith, which dwelt first in thy grandmother and mother and also dwelt in thee."

Let us ask St. Nektarios to pray for our young adults, as they transition into leaving home and travelling out into the great, big world. May they, like him, not be drawn into the earthly distractions even though they be surrounded by them. May the Faith of their childhood still dwell in their hearts!

The Akathist continues:

"Steadfastly dedicating thyself to prayer and to the sayings of the Fathers, thou didst write these sayings on packages and wrappings so that others might read them and receive spiritual profit." 

St. Nektarios scribbled little words of inspiration on the backs of packages in the store where he worked, little surprises for customers to find later. May he also send fitting sayings of the Fathers to our young adults, leading them towards spiritual profit. May he help them to steadfastly dedicate themselves to prayer.

What if our young adults make unwise decisions, as surely they must be tempted to, as surely we ourselves do too? Let us give a little more work to St. Nektarios, whose Akathist claims, "Rejoice, thou who makest wise the unwise by the teachings!" and "Rejoice, good guide of men!"

St. Nekatrios, guide us to draw near to our Lord Jesus Christ!

 

 

 

 

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

2018 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
Tuesday, November 20th
5:30pm Great Vespers
Wednesday, November 21st
ENTRANCE OF THE THEOTOKOS
8am Orthros
9am Liturgy
5:30 Thanksgiving Akathist
Thursday, November 22nd
9am Liturgy
Friday, November 23rd
8:00 Liturgy
12:00 6th Hour
Saturday, November 24th
9:30am Texarkana Liturgy
5:00 9th Hour & Great Vespers
6:00 Confession
Assembly of Bishops News


Thursday, 8 Nov 2018

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


Wednesday, 31 Oct 2018

Statement on the Recent Attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA
31 Oct 2018 at 3:31pm


Thursday, 4 Oct 2018

Message of the 9th Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United State...
4 Oct 2018 at 8:00am


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