St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
9100 Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA 71115

Welcome to Our Parish!

Greetings in the name of our Lord and God and Savior, Jesus Christ!

We welcome you to the website of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. We are a growing community made up of members from a variety of backgrounds and drawn together by the healing and transfiguring Light of Christ, which we've found in the Orthodox Christian faith.  The purpose of this website is to provide a brief introduction to the Orthodox Church and to our parish.  We welcome visitors to our services, which are all in English.  If you are a newcomer or a visitor from another parish, please contact our pastor, Fr. Daniel, with any questions you may have.  If you are discovering Orthodox Christianity for the first time, we invite you to "come and see" as you join us in worship of the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

New Church Year

Happy new year! September 1 marks the beginning of the Ecclesiatical Year (the Church year). A schedule of feast days and other important events for the 2014-2015 Church year is available here:  Church Year Calendar. Also, for those who would like to read the Bible (Orthodox Study Bible) in a year, the guide is available here.

Christ Is In Our Midst: Sunday Sermons

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - The Exaltation of the Cross

In today’s epistle, St. Paul speaks of the “word of the Cross,” or, as is sometimes translated, the “message” of the Cross (in Greek, “O logos…tou stavrou”). What is this message, or “word of the Cross”?

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross

In the Orthodox Church life is a series of feasts. Of course, there are fasts in between. But every fast is the anticipation of a feast. And it’s the feast that is the fulfillment and completion of the fast. The Church’s cycle of feasts and commemorations, of fasts and celebrations, is what regulates the rhythm of our lives. In them, the Holy Spirit breathes new life into us.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 12th Sunday after Pentecost

What is man’s highest good? This has been a question for philosophers through the ages. How do we know what is good, and what is not? Is it obvious, or can we be deceived about this?Aristotle said man’s highest good is “happiness.” In a sense maybe he wasn’t too far from the mark, although rather than “happiness” it would be better to say “joy” is our aim.

News from the Archdiocese and Patriarchate

Your prayers are requested for the abducted Archbishops, Metropolitan Paul (Boulos) Yazigi of the Church of Antioch, and Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim of the Syrian Orthodox Church, both of Aleppo, Syria, as well as for all suffering Christians of Syria, Egypt and throughout the world.

For news concerning the Patriarchate of Antioch and the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, visit the Archdiocese website here.

Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America - News

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014

Annual Assembly Convenes with Clergy-Laity Gathering in Dallas

Friday, 12 Sep 2014

September 7 Designated as Assembly of Bishops Sunday

Thursday, 14 Aug 2014

On the Meaning of Chambésy: An Interview with Metropolitan John of Pergamon

Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014

Assembly to Hold Clergy-Laity Gathering in Dallas

Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014

Assembly to Convene Annual Meeting in September

Thursday, 3 Jul 2014

Archbishop Joseph Elected Metropolitan of North America

Thursday, 12 Jun 2014

Committee Chairmen Meet to Discuss Assembly Priorities

Friday, 6 Jun 2014

Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Urges Church To Lift Ban on Ordina...

Friday, 23 May 2014

Broadcast of Historic Jerusalem Meeting Between Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholo...

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Joint Statement Celebrating the Meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew a...

Friday, 9 May 2014

Antiochian Archdiocese Resumes Full Participation in Assembly

Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014

Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of the Bishops Abducted in Syria

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014

Pascha Encyclical

Friday, 28 Mar 2014

Independent Audit Now Available Online

Thursday, 20 Mar 2014

Memory Eternal! His Eminence Metropolitan Philip