News and Announcements
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
A series of six Intro to Orthodoxy classes will be offered beginning September 14, and classes on The Place of Mary in the Life of the Church begin September 26. Read on for details. Read more...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
St. Nicholas Church now has an active Facebook page where you can find updates daily. Read more...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Our annual Valentine's Hafli will be Saturday, February 16. Please read on for event and ticket info. Read more...
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
There will be no service on Christmas Day. Read on for the schedule of services on Christmas Eve. Read more...
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Bishop ANTHONY will be arriving Friday, December 7. Read on for the schedule of events. Read more...
Who are we?
St. Nicholas church is a parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. Regionally we are part of the Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest. We are one of approximately 250 churces and missions in the USA and Canada. Our archdiocese is a part of the ancient Church of Antioch, mentioned in the New Testament. We are in full communion with the other historic Orthodox churches of Jerusalem, Alexandria, and Constantinople as well as the other Eastern Orthodox churches throughout the world.
What do Orthodox Christians believe?
The principal tenets of the Orthodox faith are contained in the Nicene/Constantinopolitan Creed (commonly called the "Nicene Creed". Orthodox Christians believe in the Blessed Trinity, the Divinity of Christ, His virgin birth and his glorious resurrection. The Orthodox church is in direct continuity with the Church founded by Jesus Christ. It does not trace its origins to any other reformer or founder. The Orthodox Church is a very traditional church in matters of faith and worship.
May visitors attend the Sunday Service?
Yes. Our principal service is at 10:30 AM on Sundays, except in June through August when it is held at 10:00 AM.
How does a person become a member of the Orthodox Church?
Ordinarily a person becomes a member of the Orthodox Church by being born again of water and the Holy Spirit in the Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation (Confirmation). Adults who have been baptized in non-Orthodox churches become members by a profession of faith and the Sacrament of Chrismation. This occurs after a period of instruction in the Orthodox faith.