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 are home for the summer. They are available for parish visits and have a wonderful slide presentation depicting their work. Consider hosting them this summer. 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.
“Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbour is a spiritual one.” —Nikolai Berdyaev—
Bread is the staple food of many cultures throughout the world. In both sacred and secular literature, it symbolizes the nourishment that is essential to sustain life. In Deuteronomy 8:3, we read that “Man does not live by bread alone,” but it’s also true that man cannot live without bread! In James 2:16 we are told that if we say to our needy brother, “‘Go in peace, be warmed and filled,’ without providing for his physical needs, what good is that?”
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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