St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
A Parish of the Moscow Patriarchate
Reading, Pennsylvania Founded in 1905
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2019.06.25: Hardwood Floor Project

Our parish is undertaking another maintenance project this summer. The hardwood floors in the church will be sanded and refinished. The work will begin on Monday, July 15, 2019.

To complete this project, the church will be closed for services on Sunday, July 21, 2019. Services will resume on Sunday, July 28, 2019.

We are currently asking for donations for this project. For those who cannot make it to church but would like to contribute, donations can be mailed or sent through the website (a small transaction fee is charged to the church). Thank you!

2019.06.18: Atlantic States Deanery Gathering

The next gathering of the Patriarchal Parishes Atlantic States Deanery will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at St. Nicholas Church in Chester, PA:

  • 10:00 a.m. - Divine Liturgy
  • Following Liturgy - Luncheon hosted by the parish and the Deanery meeting
2019.06.17: Pentecost Photos
Some photos from Liturgy on the feast of Pentecost are available on Flickr:
2019.06.10: Pentecost/Trinity Sunday

Please join us for Divine Liturgy at 9:00 a.m. on Pentecost/Trinity Sunday (June 16, 2019), followed immediately by Vespers with Kneeling Prayers. A fundraiser luncheon will be held after the services.

2019.05.06: Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends Fundraiser

Our parish is participating again in the annual Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends fundraiser. The shopping passes are $5 and are good for 25% off almost all purchases made on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at all Boscov’s locations. If you would like to purchase a discount shopping pass or help sell them, please see Jean Salaneck.

2019.04.29: Holy Week and Pascha Photos

Photos from Holy Week and Pascha are available on Flickr:

2019.04.21: The Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem Photos

Photos from Liturgy today on the feast of The Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem are available on Flickr:

2019.04.15: Egg Hunt for Children

The egg hunt for children will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in the church yard following Liturgy. Please see Daria Marusyak if you would like to help.

2019.04.13: Pascha Picnic

All are welcome to attend a picnic on Pascha starting at 2:00 p.m. at Breneman Park pavilion, 2914 Reedy Road, Sinking Spring, PA 19608. If you are able to donate food or drinks, please sign up at the candle stand. Volunteers are also needed to help with setup and cleanup. Please see Svitlana Breniser for more information.

2019.03.24: Bright Saturday Celebration

All are invited to attend Hierarchal Divine Liturgy and the centennial celebration of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in Baltimore, MD on Bright Saturday, May 4, 2019, starting at 9:30 a.m. Tickets for the reception must be purchased online.

2019.03.03: Forgiveness/Cheesefare Sunday

Please join us for Divine Liturgy at 9:00 a.m. on Forgiveness/Cheesefare Sunday (March 10, 2019), followed immediately by Vespers with Rite of Forgiveness. A fundraiser luncheon will be held after the services. If you are able to help, please bring blini, cheese dishes, jams, etc.

2019.02.22: Letter from Fr. John Vass

Fr. John Vass, Dean of the Atlantic States, sent a letter to our parish regarding the recent deanery gathering that we hosted:

2019.02.19: Psalter Prayer Group

Our parish is organizing a Psalter prayer group again for Great Lent. If you have not participated in the past, this is how it works. Each person is assigned a different kathisma to start. Each person reads one kathisma each day in sequential order, along with opening and closing prayers and prayers for the living and departed. Between the group, the entire Psalter is read each day.

If you are interested in participating, please see Yelena Vdov. You will need to provide her with your baptismal name and 10 names for the prayer list (living or departed).

2019.02.19: Article on Atlantic States Deanery Gathering

A very nice article about the deanery gathering was published on the Patriarchal Parishes website:

2019.02.17: Atlantic States Deanery Gathering - More Photos

Photos from the Atlantic States Deanery gathering taken by Deacon Michael from Holy Trinity Church in Baltimore are available on Flickr.

Photos taken by Timothy Micek from Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Scranton are available here.

2019.02.16: Atlantic States Deanery Gathering Photos

Photos from the Atlantic States Deanery gathering hosted by our parish today are available on Flickr:

Thank you to everyone who contributed their time and efforts in making this a great event!

2019.01.20: Theophany and Children's Nativity Concert Photos

Photos from Theophany and the children's Nativity concert are available on Flickr:


Children's Nativity Concert

2019.01.19: Atlantic States Deanery Gathering

Our parish will be hosting the next gathering of the Patriarchal Parishes Atlantic States Deanery on Saturday, February 16, 2019:

  • 10:00 a.m. - Divine Liturgy
  • 11:45 a.m. - Luncheon in the church hall
  • 12:30 p.m. - Deanery meeting

Please make an effort to attend church this day and represent our parish!

To properly prepare for the luncheon, we are asking parishioners to please RSVP by February 8, 2019:

If you would like to help with the luncheon preparation, please see Yelena Vdov.

We are also asking for volunteers to help clean and prepare our parish on Friday, February 15, 2019.

2019.01.10: Nativity Concert

The children’s Nativity concert will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019, following Divine Liturgy.

2019.01.09: Nativity Photos

Photos from the Nativity of Christ are available on Flickr:

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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