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.
Orthodox Christianity is the original Christian Faith of the Apostles. It is the Church that composed the New Testament Scriptures, defended the Faith against all of the early heresies, and is comprised of 250,000,000 members worldwide.
Please feel free to use the menu to the left to browse through the many resources offered on the site.
Of course the best way to learn about our parish and the Orthodox Christian Faith is to experience it firsthand. So as the Apostle Phillip said to Nathaniel when he inquired about the Lord Jesus, "Come and see!"
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 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.
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” —Carl Bard
The third and final term of the Ugandan school year began on Sept. 8. As we prepare for our imminent return to Uganda, we’re also reviewing the 2nd term report cards which have just arrived by post. We have a number of students that unfailingly perform well, and this term we were pleasantly surprised by some very good reports from students that have had problems in the past, both academic and behavioral. Here are their stories:
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.
Find an Orthodox Parish
Listen to Ancient Faith Radio
Ancient Faith Radio offers streaming audio 24/7. Choose from an array of Church Music from the various Orthodox musical traditions or Educational Podcasts on both theological and timely topics. Click here to go the home page.