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.

Make Ready for Bethlehem

Our Antiochian Archdiocesan website offers a host of Pre-Nativity links for our reflection.

Inspired by it, we would like to offer a few of our own!

Would you like to listen to some stories about St. Nicholas playing in the background while you and the kids cook dinner, fold clothes, or decorate for Christmas? Here is a collection of readings From Under the Grapevine of different stories. And here is a little grown-up reading about our beloved patron saint.

Did you know you can make your own Orthodox Advent Wreath with a plate, some greenery, and candles? Matushka Anna Crawford from Houston shows how she made a very doable version, claiming, "I didn’t want perfect to be the enemy of good here." Light a new candle each week, counting down the weeks until Nativity!

The Nativity Fasting season is truly a great time to hear stories from the Old Testament, prophecies pointing to our Savior. We hear many of these at Vespers, and you can read them as a private devotion or share them with your family using this lovely book, which would also make a good Christmas present for your God-children. From the description on the website: "Journey through the Old Testament with 40 wonderfully illustrated Bible readings, one for each day of the Nativity Lent. These short, beloved stories from Scripture include questions and answers to encourage family discussion, and can be used any of time of year, to assist parents in their efforts to bring the Holy Orthodox Faith to life in their homes, increasing understanding and inspiring love for Christ and His Church."

Let us consider the words of the 3rd of the "Prayers of Preparation Before Holy Communion" found in our little red prayer book on pg 50, in which St. John Chrysostom reminds us that Christ – who did deign to lie in a manger in a cave – would enter the manger of our souls and bodies. May God help us prepare our hearts to receive our Lord Jesus this Christmas!

Finally, mark your calendar for our 2018 Nativity Play on Sunday December 16th at 5:00pm!




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
Thursday, December 13th
St. Herman of Alaska
5:30 Liturgy
Friday, December 14th
8am Liturgy
12:00 Advent Paraklesis
Saturday, December 15th
Hieromartyr Eleftherios, Patron of DOWAMA
8am Liturgy
11am Baptisms
5:00 9th Hour & Great Vespers
6:00 Confession
Sunday, December 16th
9:00 Orthros
10:00 Divine Liturgy
12:30pm Catechism
5pm Nativity Play
Monday, December 17th
Holy Prophet Daniel & 3 Holy Youths, St. Dionysios of Zakynthos
5:30am Liturgy
Assembly of Bishops News

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

Wednesday, 31 Oct 2018

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

Welcome to the Orthodox Church
Welcome to the Orthodox Church