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.

The Pre-Lenten (Triodion) Period

During the weeks leading up to the beginning of Lent, the Church calls us to meditate on the parables of the Publican and the Pharisee and the Prodigal Son. We are also given the themes of the Last Judgment and the Expulsion from Paradise to ponder, and we're reminded of the need for us to forgive one another if we are to have our hearts open to receiving God's forgiveness. To help us refocus ourselves spiritually, we begin to sing special hymns that express our need for deep repentance and healing, combined with the reminder of God's abundant love, such as the following Lenten Troparion from Orthros:


"Open to me the doors of repentance, O Life-giver; for my soul goeth early to the temple of Thy holiness, coming in the temple of my body, wholly polluted. But because Thou art compassionate, purify me by the compassion of Thy mercies."


Sunday Sermons
February 12, 2017 - The Prodigal Son

January 29, 2017 - "The Dance of Prayer"

January 1, 2017

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
Thursday, February 23rd
St. Polycarp of Smyrna
Fr. Daniel away until 2/25
Friday, February 24th
1st & 2nd Finding - St. John the Forerunner
5:30 Reader's Orthros
Saturday, February 25th
6:00 9th Hour & Great Vespers
7:00 Confession
Sunday, February 26th
Cheesefare/ Forgiveness Sunday
9:00 Orthros
10:00 Divine Liturgy
Forgiveness Service
2:00 Bingo @ Heritage Manor
4:45 Serve Dinner @ Rescue Mission
Monday, February 27th
5:30pm Great Canon
Monthly Calendar >
Assembly of Bishops News

Tuesday, 7 Feb 2017

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to Continue Successful Fellowships at the UN
7 Feb 2017 at 1:01pm

Tuesday, 31 Jan 2017

Scout Sunday 2017
31 Jan 2017 at 11:41am

Tuesday, 3 Jan 2017

OCN Share the Light Sunday is January 15, 2017
3 Jan 2017 at 2:50pm

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