Saint Nicholas
Orthodox Church
Endicott, NY
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Paschal Greetings

Christ is Risen!

Христосъ воскресе!

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη!

 

"The tempter wanted to close the churches; let us make our homes into churches. He shut 11 churches; let us open 11 thousand. May each home become a church; let prayer be raised like a torch of fire towards heaven; let the incense fragrance all the neighbourhoods; may the candle and the vigil lamp always be lit."

--Abbess Thekla

 

What Makes a Good Pascha?: https://www.youtube.com/user/Fund4Assistance

 

 

 

Holy Week and Pascha Updates

Dear Faithful of St. Nicholas Church,

Due to NYS Executive Order 202.6.2020 (April 9, 2020), there will be no public services at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church during Holy Week and Bright Week, until further notice.  
 
Here are links to the personal website of Archpriest John Whiteford of Houston, Texas (ROCOR Chicago Diocese) which has a number of resources for families to pray the Divine Services in Reader/Typica format.  I urge everyone to use these during the week.
 
 
 
Also, a number of parishes in our Eastern American Diocese have set up online live-streaming services.  Here is a link below listing those parishes:
 
If any changes are made to the most recent New York State orders, I will send out another communication relaying the news.  
 
Beloved, please treat this time when we are unable to attend church during Holy Week and Pascha as an opportunity for spiritual growth.  Our dear Metropolitan Hilarion has asked all of us to use this time to reflect on our own sins and to trust in God.  Please take the time to read Metropolitan Hilarion's letter regarding this pandemic, especially the final paragraph:
 
For those who would like to have Confession, please contact me and we will set up a time during the week.  I will also be available to bless Paschal baskets at your home.  Please send me an email if you would like to have Confession or have your Paschal baskets blessed on Holy Saturday.  My cell phone is 607.221.5542 - if I do not answer, please leave a voicemail and I will call you back as quickly as possible.  
 
Remember during the next couple of weeks to continue praying your morning and evening prayers along with the Holy Week and Paschal Services as your abilities allow.  We are not to be afraid during this time, but cling to God and know that we are in His Hands.
 
May God bless all of you during this time of spiritual trial!
 
In Christ,
Fr. Matthew 
Schedule Update

Saturday Vespers will now be served at 5:30pm, until or unless otherwise posted.

The Feast of Theophany

Our parish celebration of the Feast of Theophany.  Christ is Baptized!  In the Jordan!

New Altar Icon!

Our new altar icon arrived and was blessed following the Divine Liturgy!

Christ is in our midst! He was, He is, and He will be!

Our parish bookstore is open during Fellowship Hour after services!

Upcoming Services and Events
Saturday, 17 / 30 May
5:30 Great Vespers
Sunday, 18 / 31 May
9:15 Hours and Divine Liturgy
Saturday, 24 May / 6 June
5:30 Great Vespers
Sunday, 25 May / 7 June
HOLY PENTECOST: FEAST OF THE ALL-HOLY TRINITY
9:15 Hours and Divine Liturgy
Saturday, 31 May / 13 June
5:30 Great Vespers
Sunday, 1 / 14 June
9:15 Hours and Divine Liturgy
Saturday, 7 / 20 June
5:30 Great Vespers

Welcome to the website of Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church located in Endicott, New York, about nine miles west of Binghamton. Our parish is under the omophorion of His Eminence HILARION, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. We trace our roots back to our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles and their teachings. We are a refuge of the moral, theological, spiritual, and liturgical traditions of the Holy Orthodox Church whose unbroken Traditions date back to the day of Holy Pentecost in 33 AD. Our church is dedicated to our Father among the Saints Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra of Lycia, the Wonderworker. Our primary Patronal Feast is celebrated on May 9/22, the Feastday of the Translation of his sacred relics from Myra to Bari, Italy (in 1087), where they are venerated there, here, and elsewhere to the present day. Our secondary Patronal Feast is celebrated on December 6/19, which is the Feastday of our Father among the Saints Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra of Lycia, the Wonderworker. We invite you to come and visit Saint Nicholas and us, the Orthodox faithful at his parish in Endicott, and come into contact with the worship of early Christianity! You are always welcome to pray with us and participate in our activities and programs!

 

Hymn to Saint Nicholas:
For those of us who find ourselves amid misfortunes as we journey by land or sail the seas, for those of us who are nearby or far removed, thou art a great and fervent advocate, an exceeding merciful and mighty intercessor, O Holy Nicholas, sacred preacher of Christ. Wherefore, assembling we cry: Entreat the Lord that we may be delivered from every evil circumstance.