St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
A Parish of the Moscow Patriarchate
Reading, Pennsylvania Founded in 1905
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2018.03.26: Egg Hunt for Children

The egg hunt for children will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018, in the church yard following Liturgy. We are asking for parents to please give a small monetary donation or donation of candy (in plastic eggs, if possible) by Sunday, April 1, 2018. Please see Svitlana Breniser.

2018.03.26: Bright Saturday Celebration

All are invited to attend Hierarchal Divine Liturgy served by His Grace, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk and clergy of the Patriarchal Parishes on Bright Saturday, April 14, 2018, starting at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia. A festive reception/luncheon hosted by St. Michael Church will be held in their church hall following Liturgy.

2018.03.20: Pascha Picnic

All are welcome to attend a picnic on Pascha starting at 2:00 p.m. at Greenview Bible Camp (Cedar Lodge), 520 Chapel Lane, Denver, PA 17517. If you are able to donate food or drinks, please sign up at the candle stand. We are asking for monetary donations to defray the cost of the facility rental. Volunteers are also needed to help with setup and cleanup. Please see Yelena Vdov for more information.

2018.03.18: Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who donated items and helped to assemble the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) health kits! A total of 50 health kits were assembled after Liturgy today. The kits were shipped to the IOCC to support their mission to provide emergency relief to those in need.

2018.03.08: ShopWithScrip Fundraiser Program

Our parish is now participating in the ShopWithScrip fundraiser program. This is how the program works: Our parish purchases gift cards at a discount, sells them at face value, and then keeps the difference. For example, our parish purchases a $100 grocery store gift card at a discount for $95, a parishioner purchases the gift card for $100, and our parish keeps the $5 difference.

The gift cards can be purchased for gifts or everyday purchases such as groceries, gas, and restaurants. Click here for the current list of retailers and discounts offered.

If you would like to place an order, please see Alexandra Salaneck or Anastasia Salaneck, or email an order. Checks should be made payable to “St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church.” The first order is due on March 25, 2018. To start, the orders will be due the last Sunday of each month. The orders will be available for pick up at the church on the Sunday following the order due date.

2018.02.12: Forgiveness/Cheesefare Sunday

Please join us for Divine Liturgy at 9:00 a.m. on Forgiveness/Cheesefare Sunday (February 18, 2018), 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.

2018.02.03: IOCC Charitable Activity

Our parish will be will be assembling and sending health kits to the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) organization. The kits are sent internationally for disasters and for ongoing development. For more information on IOCC and this program, see: https://www.iocc.org/take- action/assemble-emergency- kits/hygiene

Our goal is to send 50 kits to the IOCC. See the Health Kit Checklist for details on what items are needed.

If you are able to purchase and donate items for the kits, please sign up here. A volunteer may sign up for more than one slot. If you sign up, please bring your items to church no later than Sunday, March 4, 2018. We will assemble the kits after Liturgy on Sunday, March 18, 2018.

Thank you for your participation in this charitable activity!

2018.02.01: Pan-Orthodox Vespers

Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend Pan-Orthodox Vespers for the Sunday of Orthodoxy on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 64 Hershey Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603. Please see this flyer with additional information.

2018.01.08: Nativity Concert

The children's Nativity concert will be held on Sunday, January 14, 2018, following Divine Liturgy.

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 smile.amazon.com 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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