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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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St Nicholas Orthodox Church • 9650 Johnnycake Ridge Rd
Mentor, OH 44060 • 440-946-9571

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

Memory Eternal

On March 18 renowned Theologian and Dean Emeritus of St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Fr Thomas Hopko fell, asleep in the Lord. Words cannot express the far reaching influence of Fr Tom upon American Orthodoxy and the world over.

Read the Funeral Sermon by the current Dean of St Vladimir's Semninary, Fr John Behr, here.

Parish Grants Available

Grants are available to members of St Nicholas Parish for various forms of ministry and out reach. Applications must be submitted prior to each month's Council Meeting for approval.

Download grant application here.

Life at Saint Nicholas

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Worship is central at St Nicholas
Worship is central at St Nicholas
Worship is central at St Nicholas

Saint Nicholas Parish supports many charitable causes such as St James Soup Kitchen in Painesvlle, St Herman's House of Hospitality in Cleveland, among many others. Pictured here is Fr Andrew with Seminarian Fotios Kayonjo from Uganda. Fotios spent several of his Christmas Vacations with us and upon his graduation from the Seminary, the Parish sponsored an Open House sending Fotios off with some financial resources.
Sorting food at Harvest for Hunger
Sorting food at Harvest for Hunger
Sorting food at Harvest for Hunger

General Schedule of Services *

Vigil - 6:30 pm - Confession

9:00 am - Church School & Adult Class (Sunday after Labor Day - Sunday before Memorial Day)
10:00 amĀ - 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 and Sharon have returned to their work in Uganda. They are grateful to all who hosted them this summer to hear about their work. They will return, as is their custom, shortly before Pascha. Donations to their ministry 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.


Uganda Update

“The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.” —Charles Dudley Warner

The Perfect Gift The one who receives the perfect Christmas present is happy. He says of the giver, “She really knows me. She knows what I like.” The giver knows his interests, his color and size, his style. For our orphaned slum-dwelling children, “being known” is a much simpler, and at the same time, a much deeper concept. More.


You Can Get Here from There

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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