St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
 

SAINt
Nicholas
Orthodox
Church

Salem, MA

 

Divine Liturgy: Sunday mornings at 10:00

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COME & SEE

When our Lord was calling His Apostles, they asked Jesus where he was staying. “Come and see!” was the Master’s reply, and that is our reply to the whole world. Come and see!

When you enter our doors, enter with expectation, and breathe the air of the Kingdom. Let us greet you with the ancient cry, “Christ is in our midst!"

St. Nicholas seeks to spread the good news of God’s love to all. We are committed to placing Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, first in our daily lives, and are firmly rooted in the teaching of Holy Scripture and the unchanging Christian witness of the Early Church.

We seek to grow in holiness through worship "in spirit and in truth” and through lives of repentance, forgiveness, mercy, compassion, and constant prayer.Draw near to Christ and hear the words of life. Lay aside your earthly cares, and receive the King of all… Christ our true God!

The Orthodox Church offers you a gift beyond value. Indeed the Orthodox Church offers you Christ. And in His Church, Christ offers Himself to you.

We hope that you will join us as we strive to worship the one God and Father “in spirit and in truth” (John 4:23).

 
 
I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.
Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
— John 13:34-35
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Our Faith

Whether 1st-century or 21st-century, all Orthodox Christians are truly “first Christians”... receiving directly from Christ and his Apostles the fullness of the Gospel, through the ongoing activity of the Holy Spirit, and to the glory of God the Father. Indeed the ancient faith is the eternal faith "once entrusted to all the saints". Join us as we devote ourselves to the apostle's teaching, fellowship, communion and prayer.
 

WE BELIEVE...

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN?

 
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RECENT SERMONS

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SPEAKER SERIES

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PARISH PHOTOS

 
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Our HERITAGE

 

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

Orthodoxy first came to North America in 1794 through the efforts of holy missionaries sent by the Russian Orthodox Church to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who lived in Alaska. In time, Orthodox missionary parishes spread throughout North America. In 1970, the Church of Russia granted independence to its missionary parishes here in America, giving birth to the the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) - the newest sister in the world-wide communion of Orthodox Churches.

ORTHODOXY IN SALEM

St. Nicholas parish was founded in Salem in 1901 by immigrants from Galicia (now part of western Ukraine, "roughly") and became part of the Russian Orthodox Church in 1908. In 1970, alongside hundreds of other parishes across the country, St. Nicholas became part of the newly established Orthodox Church in America (OCA). Like all churches in the OCA, we are now entrusted with the responsibility to spread the Gospel of Christ throughout the American lands.

 

Key Dates

1794

Orthodoxy arrives in North America via Alaska

1901

Saint Nicholas was founded by Galician immigrants.

1908

Saint Nicholas was received into the Russian Orthodox Church.

1970

Saint Nicholas becomes part of the newly established Orthodox Church in America (OCA).

 
My body moves, and my mind follows. My heart changes. The prodigal returns to God.
— excerpt from "Why I Tithe"
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STEWARDSHIP & GIVING

In all things we remember Christ, the Giver of Life, who has blessed us with many gifts and has entrusted us to be stewards and managers of His good gifts. Indeed everything we have belongs to God, and we can only offer back to Him that which He has already given us. As we say in the Liturgy, “Your own of Your own, we offer unto You, on behalf of all and for all.”

St. Nicholas is supported through the offerings of its members and friends. Your donations are greatly appreciated. You may use the Donate button below to make a safe and secure offering to the general fund of the parish. All donations are confidential and tax-deductible.

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