Saint Nicholas

100th Anniversary Celebration of Saint Nicholas church in Hamilton (Burton)

November 25, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 25/11/17 On November 4th and 5th, there was a 2-day celebration to commemorate the oldest Serbian Orthodox Church in eastern Canada. On Saturday morning a large number of parishioners attended a memorial service in the church. At this service, they prayed for their departed family members as well as for the souls […]

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Sacred Heritage: Orthodox Shrines in Russia’s Karelia

January 28, 2017 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 28/1/17 Photos-© SPUTNIK/ ILYA TIMIN The Republic of Karelia is a popular destination not only for traditional tourism and recreation, but also for pilgrimages, too. One can find many monasteries and holy places here in this peaceful land of swamps and forests. Among the pilgrims, Karelia is considered a place you should definitely […]

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Patron Saint-day of the church of Saint Nicholas in Pristina

December 25, 2016 News

Church of Serbia – 25/12/16 Saint Nicholas has neither left this church which was burnt, nor has left Christians who have remained in Pristina. With restoration of this church we show that in these life conditions one may serve the Liturgy and praise the Lord, and by celebrating Liturgies each year we restore the life […]

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Saint Nicholas celebrated in Tvrdos Monastery

December 25, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – 25/12/16 On the occasion of the feast day of Saint NIcholas, Their Graces Bishops Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and retired Atanasije celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Tvrdos Monastery on 19 December 2016. During the Holy Liturgy Bishop Grigorije ordained monk Pavle a hierodeacon. After the blessing of slava cake and […]

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Life of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker – Archbishop of Myra

December 19, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia- December 2016 – January 2017 This glorious saint, celebrated even today throughout the entire world, was the only son of his eminent and wealthy parents, Theophanes and Nona, citizens of the city of Patara in Lycia. Since he was the only son bestowed on them by God, the parents returned the gift […]

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Children become bright torches of spiritual life through Christian education, Patriarch Daniel says

December 8, 2016 News

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 8/12/16 The eighth edition of the cultural and artistic performance Saint Nicholas among children took place Monday, 5 December 2016, at the Patriarchal Palace in Bucharest, in the presence of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. The performance was held in two sections and had three mini-carols concerts and three mini-plays. […]

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Relics of St. Nicholas of Japan placed in St. Tikhon’s Monastery, St. Sergius Chapel

October 1, 2016 Featured News
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OCA – October 2016 With the blessing of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, Archimandrite Sergius, Abbot of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery, South Canaan, PA and Hierodeacon Maximus visited the Orthodox Church in Japan in July 2016. During their visit, Archimandrite Sergius was given relics of Saint Nicholas of Japan, which have been placed in the Monastery Church […]

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Holy Liturgical Services held at the Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid

December 23, 2015 Featured News

Church of Serbia – The Autonomous Orthodox Archbishopric of Ohrid – December 2015 Hierarchal Liturgies officiated in monastery of Saint John Chrysostom in Bitola and the side chapel of Saint Nicholas in Stip On the feast-day of Saint Nicholas of Myra, the Wonderworker, His Beatitude Jovan, Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, served the Holy […]

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Feast day of Saint Nicholas solemnly celebrated at Bagdala

December 23, 2015 Featured News

Church of Serbia- 23/12/15 St. Nicholas of Myra, the Patron Saint-day (slava) of Bishop David of Krusevac, was solemnly celebrated at Bagdala with the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy. Along with the congregation of the faithful, Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Bishops Pahomije of Vranje and Jeronim of Jegar celebrated. On the eve of the feast-day of […]

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Life of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker – Archbishop of Myra

December 19, 2015 Featured News

December 2015 This glorious saint, celebrated even today throughout the entire world, was the only son of his eminent and wealthy parents, Theophanes and Nona, citizens of the city of Patara in Lycia. Since he was the only son bestowed on them by God, the parents returned the gift to God by dedicating their son […]

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Croatia: Orthodox Church In Karlovac Desecrated

August 31, 2015 Featured News
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31/8/15 – In Serbia  BELGRADE – President of the Coalition of Refugee Associations Miodrag Linta fiercely condemned on Thursday the desecration of the Serbian Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas in Karlovac, Croatia, which was targeted by a break-in by an unidentified individual, and he also noted that this is a clear message that Orthodox Bishop […]

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New Children’s Book Dedicated to Fr. Nick Ceko

July 10, 2015 Featured News

July 2015 Seminary alumnus the Very Reverend Protopresbyter Stavrophor Nikola Ceko (M.Div. ’85) was honored Sunday, June 28, 2015, when the newest children’s book published by St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press (SVS Press)—Saint Nicholas and the Nine Gold Coins—was formally dedicated to him. Father Nicholas was presented with the freshly printed book at a special ceremony […]

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Reacquainting ourselves with what God has called us to be

March 24, 2015 Featured News
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Archpriest Basil Rhodes – March 2015 The theme of the 18th All-American Council is “How to Expand the Mission.” What is the “mission” of the Orthodox Church in America anyway, and why does it need expanding? According to the Mission Statement of the Holy Synod of Bishops, “The Mission of the Orthodox Church in America, […]

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Saint Nicholas – Joy For The Children Hospitalized At Fundeni Oncological Institute

December 30, 2014 Featured News

Church of Romania Thursday, 4 December 2014, the shrine of the right hand of Saint Hierarch Nicholas from “Saint George” – the New of Bucharest was brought to “Alexandru Trestioreanu” Oncological Institute – Fundeni of Bucharest for the comfort and joy of the children hospitalized at the Section of onco-paediatry – “Lumina” newspaper informs. Besides […]

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Feast of Saint Hierarch Nicholas at the Patriarchal Cathedral

December 10, 2014 Featured News

On 6 December 2014, the Romanian Orthodox Church celebrates Saint Hierarch Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra Lychia. On this great feast day, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral assisted by a group of priests and deacons. Saint Hierarch Nicholas is a model of mercy and lowliness The Primate […]

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Ground Blessing for Saint Nicholas at WTC – a place of prayer and peace – a place of hope and love

October 21, 2014 Featured News
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21/10/14 NEW YORK – More than 2,000 people gathered yesterday Oct. 18, 2014 at 130 Liberty Street, the new site for Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center, for the historic event of the Blessing of the Ground and the symbolic “laying of the corner stone.” The small and humble church of Saint […]

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Rebuilding of Saint Nicholas at WTC to Commence with Ground Blessing Oct. 18

October 13, 2014 Featured News
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October 2014 NEW YORK – A Ground Blessing ceremony for the Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center is set for Saturday October 18, 2014 at 12:00 noon. The ceremony will include a combined prayer service of blessing of the site (agiasmos), and a doxology (a service of thanksgiving). Established in 1916, the […]

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Ground Blessing for Saint Nicholas at WTC Set for Oct. 18

September 16, 2014 Featured News
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16/9/14 NEW YORK – A Ground Blessing ceremony for the St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center is set for SaturdayOctober 18, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. The ceremony will include a combined prayer service of blessing of the site (aghiasmos), a doxology (a service of thanksgiving) and a memorial service for the victims of the terrorist attacks of […]

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Summer internships available at historic Juneau church

May 12, 2014 Featured News

OCA- May 2014 Applications are now being taken for summer internships at Saint Nicholas Church, Juneau, AK.Consecrated in 1894, the historic church has attracted thousands of pilgrims and tour groups for many years.  [Visit the parish web site at www.stnicholasjuneau.orgfor additional information.]“The internship program provides an opportunity for the parish to conduct church tours and keep […]

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Memorial service for victims of March Pogrom

March 19, 2014 Featured News

Church of Serbia – 19/3/14 Marking of the 10th anniversary of the March Pogrom began with the memorial service which was served by His Grace Teodosije of Raska-Prizren in the church of Saint Nicholas in Pristina yesterday, on 17 March 2014. After the memorial service for the Pogrom victims Bishop Teodosije also reminded of the suffered […]

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A Mysterious Mass Conversion From Islam to Orthodox Christianity in Georgia

September 19, 2013 Featured News

Ian Hamel 19/9/13 Oumma.com In 1991, 75% of Adjarians in Georgia were Muslims. Today, they have become 75% Orthodox Christians. How can these conversions be explained, which is apparently unique in the world? “What time do services begin at Saint Nicholas in Batumi on Sunday morning?” The question embarrasses the employee of the President Plaza, […]

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