Welcome to the website of Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church, a parish of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) located in Mentor, Ohio. Our church has been serving Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, and Summit Counties since 1973.
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Sunday 9:00 am - Church School & Adult Class (Sunday after Labor Day - Sunday before Memorial Day) 10:00 am - Divine Liturgy - Coffee Hour (Summer Hours: 9:30 am begins Sunday after Memorial Day)
Eve of Feasts Vesperal Liturgies at 6:30 pm
* Special Services to be noted on Monthly Calendar and in the Weekly Bulletin
Our Missionaries in Uganda
“Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt. 19:14)
Peter is back home again to manage his ministry remotely for the time being. Donations can be offered by visiting their website below.
Their Mission Statement:
To provide for the education, health, and welfare of Ugandan children, teens, and young adults.
Visit the website of the Uganda Children's Fund here.
Desperation and hope bring them to our door. “Why have you come?” we ask. They reply, “They told us you help children.” A neighbor directed Mary to our office. We found her sitting outside trying to catch her breath after climbing the gentle slope from her home a half mile away.
Only twenty-one and with a small baby, Mary suffers from severe pulmonary valve stenosis.Ordinary daily activities cause chest pain, chronic fatigue, and shortness of breath, but her condition is not why she came. She came with and on behalf of her late sister’s child.
From Route I-90 follow exit #195, Route 615, Center Street. At the end of the exit ramp turn north and follow Center Street (Rt. 615) approximately 1 mile to the 2nd light, Johnny Cake Ridge Road (Rt. 84). Turn right (east) and follow Johnny Cake Ridge Road (you will go through 3 lights) approximately 2 3/4 mile and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will be on your right on the south side of the road.
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