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.

Apostles' Fast

We have now begun the Apostles' Fast, one of the four fasting seasons during the year. The other three fasting seasons are Great Lent, which prepares us for Pascha, the Dormition Fast in August, and the Nativity Fast (the 40 days leading up to Christmas).

The Apostles' Fast begins after the Sunday of All Saints, and leads up to the feast of Saints Peter and Paul (the Apostles), on June 29. This early-summer fast has existed since the early centuries of the Church, linked originally with Pentecost and later associated with the feast of the Apostles. 

To read more about the Apostles' Fast, and for practical guidelines, visit this page.  





Windstorm Damage at St. Nicholas

On Sunday night, May 28, St. Nicholas was hit, along with many properties in the neighborhood, by heavy gusts of wind that did some minor damage to the church property. A large hole was torn in the blue canvas cover on the awning over the front door, and the suspended ceiling in both the kitchen/social room and Fr. Daniel's office were damaged. A number of limbs were also torn from the trees on the property, and the fence between our property and the next-door neighbors at Azalea Gardens was down in two sections. Thanks be to God that the damage wasn't worse, and we hope to have things repaired soon. Your prayers are requested for all our neighbors, some of whom may have homes and properties that fared worse than ours.

Sunday Sermons
June 18, 2017 (Dn. Nicholas)

June 4, 2017 - Pentecost

May 28, 2017 - Sunday of the Holy Fathers/Sunday after Ascension

Resources for 2017

- Find a calendar of all the Great Feast Days throughout the year, along with a few other important commemorations, here: 2016-2017 Festal Calendar

- Here's a guide to special blessings and prayers that are offered on particular occasions, which you might want to keep in mind: Guide to Special Blessings

- For the new year, consider reading through the Orthodox Study Bible, from cover to cover! You can read through the whole Bible, by commiting just a little time each day, using this helpful guide (it's in a format meant to be printed out and made into a booklet): Study Bible Guide

Y2AM - Youth And Young Adult

Upcoming Services and Events
Wednesday, June 28th
7:00 Orthros
5:30pm Vigil
Thursday, June 29th
Ss. Peter & Paul
6:30am Liturgy
Friday, June 30th
Synaxis of the 12 Apostles
7:00 Orthros
12:00 6th Hour
8pm Men's Campfire
Saturday, July 1st
Ss. Cosmas & Damian
5:00 9th Hour & Great Vespers
6:00 Confession
Sunday, July 2nd
St. John Maximovitch
9:00 Orthros
10:00 Divine Liturgy
1:30 Bingo @ HM
Fr. Daniel & family depart for NM
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Assembly of Bishops News

Monday, 12 Jun 2017

Atlas of American Orthodox Monasteries Electronic Edition is Now Available
12 Jun 2017 at 12:13pm

Monday, 24 Apr 2017

Go and Make Disciples: Evangelization and Outreach in US Orthodox Parishes
24 Apr 2017 at 11:06am

Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017

Assembly Chairman's Message for Holy Pascha 2017
12 Apr 2017 at 4:14pm

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