St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
A Parish of the Moscow Patriarchate
Reading, Pennsylvania Founded in 1905
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Archived News: 2017
2017.12.12: Patronal Feast Day

Please join us to celebrate our Patronal Feast Day! 

  • Sunday, December 17, 2017
    • 8:30 a.m. - Akaphist to St. Nicholas
    • 9:00 a.m. - Divine Liturgy
    • Following Liturgy - dinner in the church hall
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. - Divine Liturgy
2017.12.01: Calendars and Offering Envelopes

Calendars and offering envelopes for 2018 are available at the candle stand.

2017.10.26: Coffee Hour

We are asking for volunteers to donate and bring drinking water and ground coffee for coffee hour after Liturgy. If you are able to help, please sign up downstairs in the church hall. Typically, two cases of water (preferably, the small 8 fl. oz. bottles) and one large bag or canister of ground coffee is needed per month. Thank you!

2017.09.28: AmazonSmile

We are now participating in the AmazonSmile program! When you shop at and select our church, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to our church. This is an easy way to support our church. Please share with family and friends.

2017.09.24: Cemetery Projects

Recently, some projects have been completed at the cemetery, including hedge and tree removal, replacing the chapel roof, and painting the cupolas on the chapel. Here are some pictures of the completed work.

2017.09.18: Fundraiser Luncheons

Please join us for fundraiser luncheons on these Sundays after Liturgy:
October 1, 2017
October 22, 2017
November 12, 2017

2017.09.08: Donations for Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

There will be special collections taken after Liturgy on Sunday, September 10, 2017, and Sunday, September 17, 2017, to support the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) Hurricane Harvey Response Fund.

2017.08.21: Sunday School

Sunday school will begin on Sunday, September 10, 2017. For more information, please see Anastasia Salaneck.

2017.07.06: Annual Church Picnic

Please join us at the annual church picnic which will be held at Red Bridge Recreation Area on Sunday, September 17, 2017, following Divine Liturgy.

2017.06.24: Boscov's Friends Helping Friends Fundraiser

Our parish is participating again in the annual Boscov's Friends Helping Friends fundraiser. If you would like to purchase a discount shopping pass or help sell them, please see Jean Salaneck.

2017.05.11: Roof Repair and Weatherproofing

Thank you to everyone who gave donations for the roof work and to Sergey Drobot for all his hard work! Most of the roof repair and weatherproofing was completed yesterday. Here are some pictures.

2017.04.09: Pascha Picnic

All are welcome to attend a picnic starting at 2:00 p.m. on Pascha (April 16, 2017), at Greenview Bible Camp (Cedar Lodge), 520 Chapel Lane, Denver, PA 17517. If you are able to, please bring food or drink to share.

2017.03.20: Fundraiser Luncheons

Please join us for fundraiser luncheons on these Sundays after Liturgy:
March 26, 2017
April 30, 2017
May 21, 2017
June 11, 2017

2017.02.20: Pan-Orthodox Vespers

Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend Pan-Orthodox Vespers for the Sunday of Orthodoxy on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 5:00 p.m at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 1001 East Wyomissing Blvd., Reading, PA 19611. Please see this flyer with additional information. 

2017.02.19: Forgiveness/Cheesefare Sunday

Please join us for Divine Liturgy at 9:00 a.m. on Forgiveness/Cheesefare Sunday (February 26, 2017), followed immediately by Vespers with Rite of Forgiveness. A fundraiser luncheon will be held after the services. If you are able to donate, please bring blini, cheeses, milk, jams, etc.

2017.01.01: Nativity Concert

The children's Nativity concert will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2017, following Divine Liturgy.

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St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
241-243 S. Third St.; Reading, PA 19602
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St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
241-243 South Third Street
Reading, PA 19602