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.

20th Anniversary International Festival

Christ Is In Our Midst: Sunday Sermons

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 19th Sunday after Pentecost

“When I am weak, then I am strong.” Many times we think that we are strong, in one way or another. But we are misled, we are deluded. Our strength that we thought we had turns out to abandon us. And then we find that really, we’re weak. But it’s when we are weak that we discover our true strength, which is found in Christ.

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - Sunday of the Seventh Ecumenical Council

Today our Church celebrates the memory of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, held in Nicea in 787. This council proclaimed the goodness and the rightness of the holy icons, as they’re used and venerated in the Orthodox Church. It took place in response to the Iconoclast controversy, in which icons were called into question, and those defending the veneration of icons were persecuted.

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 17th Sunday after Pentecost

Today we hear two important messages, that might seem like they contradict one another. On the one hand, we hear in the Epistle reading (II Cor. 6:16-7:1) that we are to “come out” and “be separate” from the world. Referring to passages in Isaiah and Ezekiel, in which the Lord is promising to deliver the people of Israel and separate them from the heathen, St. Paul applies these words to Christians, who are to separate themselves from the idolatry found in the world. Christians have no part with idols; they are called to be the Temple of the Holy Spirit. They are to “come out” from the uncleanness of the world and the way of life of unbelievers.

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

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...

Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Addresses Assembly in Video...

Annual Meeting Progresses with Constructive Dialogue

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