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

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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.

Christ Is In Our Midst: Sunday Sermons

The Annunciation - March 25, 2015

“Today all creation greatly rejoices, for the Archangel says unto thee, ‘Hail! Blessed art thou, O Pure and Holy, Undefiled and Spotless.’ Today the proud insolence of the serpent is brought low, for the fetters of the curse laid on our forefathers are loosened. Therefore with all the world we cry aloud to thee: Hail, thou who art full of grace.” ~ Sessional Hymn from Orthros

In this Great Feast of the Annunciation, we celebrate freedom from bondage.

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - St. John Climacus

Today is the Sunday of St. John Climacus. St. John was a monk of St. Catherine’s monastery on Mt. Sinai. He lived many years in a cave that he converted into a tiny cell, living a life of silence. During those years of silence, God inspired him with words of instruction and encouragement. The brethren of the monastery recognized his potential and chose him as their abbot. He’s famous for writing the book, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, which describes 30 steps in the spiritual life. We who are beginners might focus on the first 3 steps, which are: Renunciation, Detachment, and Pilgrimage.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - Veneration of the Cross

Today’s Epistle reading from Hebrews describes our Lord Jesus Christ in a remarkable way. It calls Him, first of all, a “great high priest who has passed through the heavens.” This makes us think of Him in very lofty terms, and to think of His role as our mediator with the Father. He’s the one who makes a sacrifice on our behalf, to save us and sanctify us. He has gone before us, leading the way into the Kingdom of Heaven.

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

Thursday, 26 Feb 2015

Sunday of Orthodoxy

Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015

Sunday of Orthodoxy Photo Submissions

Thursday, 5 Feb 2015

Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid Released from Prison

Monday, 2 Feb 2015

Orthodox Bishops' Reflections on the March for Life

Friday, 30 Jan 2015

Assembly Launches National Study on Church Giving

Monday, 26 Jan 2015

Assembly Publishes New Report on Monastic Communities

Friday, 23 Jan 2015

Orthodox Scout Sunday is February 8

Monday, 19 Jan 2015

Assembly Delegation to Participate in March for Life

Monday, 12 Jan 2015

Orthodox Christian Network "Share the Light" Sunday is January 18

Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014

Nativity and Theophany Message 2014

Friday, 12 Dec 2014

Metropolitan Joseph Enthroned As Head of Antiochian Church in America

Monday, 8 Dec 2014

2014 Committee Reports Now Available

Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014

IOCC Sunday is November 23

Friday, 19 Sep 2014

Assembly of Bishops Issues Message to the Faithful, Statement on Middle East

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014

Assembly of Bishops Renews Commitment to Greater Cooperation, Applauds Work o...