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

Sunday, June 28, 2015

One of my favorite scenes in any movie is at the end of Braveheart, when William Wallace has been undergoing torture. The torturer has kept telling him that if he’ll only say “mercy,” and kiss the emblem representing the authority of the King of England, he’ll be given a swift death. The suffering will end. But he refuses, and goes through one torture after another. Finally, at the very end of his strength and ability to endure, he gathers his last remaining breath. The torturer seeing him preparing to speak, tells everyone to be silent. “The prisoner wishes to speak,” he says, assuming that he’s going to finally beg for mercy. But instead of asking for mercy, with his last breath he yells, “freedom!”

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Fr. Roman Braga, of blessed memory, spoke about his experience of Romanian concentration camps as the best thing that ever happened to him. Yes, they tortured him. He could take off his monastic hat, and show you where there were dents on his head where he had been beaten and cut. He could describe horrific experiences. But he preferred not to talk about all that. Rather, he wanted to tell you about the good that came out of that terrible experience.

Sunday, May 24, 2015 - Sunday of the Holy Fathers

We may wonder, living in these times, centuries after the 1st Ecumenical Council, what that council has to do with us. Maybe we understand that the council established important truths about our faith in Christ, but we still feel that it isn’t something that really touches our daily life. How often, on any given day, do we think about the 1st Ecumenical Council, and, perhaps, breathe a sigh of relief because the teachings of Arius were stopped?

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, 2 Jul 2015

Response of Assembly of Bishops to Obergefell v. Hodges

Thursday, 25 Jun 2015

Videos Now Online from Dallas Clergy Laity Gathering

Thursday, 18 Jun 2015

Assembly Executive Committee Meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in C...

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Assembly of Bishops Executive Committee to Meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bar...

Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015

Assembly Launches National Study on Orthodox Parish Life in America

Monday, 27 Apr 2015

Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday is May 17

Thursday, 16 Apr 2015

Pastoral Practice Committee Pursues Ambitious Agenda

Sunday, 12 Apr 2015

Chairman's Message for Holy Pascha 2015

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