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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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
General Schedule of Services *
Saturday Vigil - 6:30 pm - Confession
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 and Sharon have returned safely to Uganda to continue their excellent work. They are planning to be home some time in March in order to celebrate Pascha with their loved ones. They are available during the summer months for parish presentations describing the vital work they do. Also, 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.
Listen To The Saint Nicholas Choir
Our Choir has produced a CD which is featured on Ancient Faith Radio. The selections draw from the rich and diverse heritage of Orthodox Liturgical Music. Use the player below to listen.
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“Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.” —Eric Sevareid
This is the time of year when gift-giving becomes a challenge. We look at the names on our shopping list and we’re overwhelmed trying to decide what each recipient may need or want. Popular magazines and the internet are ready to offer helpful advice: “Gift Ideas for the Person Who Has Everything.” Here in Uganda, we sometimes face the opposite problem: “Gift Ideas for the Person Who Has Nothing.”
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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