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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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General Schedule of Services *

All Services at the Church are suspended for the time being as per order of our Bishop Paul.

Hopefully we will resume these soon.


Great Vespers - 5:30 pm - Confession - Temporarily Suspended

9:00 am - Church School & Adult Class (Sunday after Labor Day - Sunday before Memorial Day) - Temporarily Suspended
10:00 am - Divine Liturgy - Coffee Hour (Summer Hours: 9:30 am begins Sunday after Memorial Day) - Temporarily Suspended

Eve of Feasts
Vesperal Liturgies at 6:30 pm - Temporarily Suspended

* 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 and will return to Uganda in late Summer. They are availabe to visit your parish and better acquaint you with their very successful Ministry. Donations 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

Children in Uganda attend primary school for seven years. In November of their final year, they sit for national exams, the results of which determine their likelihood of success in secondary school. Based on their scores, students who pass are ranked in four divisions. Last year, ten of our students took the exams. All of them finished in the first or second division and have recently completed the first grading period of high school. Congratulations to our hardworking kids and the teachers at Alund’Entono Nursery & Primary School!

Check out the latest Newsletter here.

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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