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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

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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 safely home for Pascha and the summer.  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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Uganda Update

March, 2014


“Is this not the fast that I have chosen? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the poor and homeless into your house; when you see the naked to clothe him, and not to hide yourself from your own brothers and sisters?” —Isaiah 5:6-7

There is nothing noble about being poor. Poverty is praiseworthy only when it is freely and cheerfully chosen. Involuntary poverty leads to desperation, and desperation drives selfishness. In Uganda it is not uncommon after the death of their parents for children to be divided up and sent to live with various family members, often in villages far apart. Physical separation and a sense of abandonment push a child into a self-centered survival mode. All too often we hear the plea “just help me” with the implication being that his brothers and sisters can go look for their own sponsors.


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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