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Welcome to Our Parish!

Welcome to St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Stratford, Connecticut!
Добро пожаловать в Св. Николаевскую Русскую Православную Церковь!

Founded in 1929, our church is a parish of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR), under the omophorion of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.


St. Nicholas Day

On Sunday, December 13, Bishop Jerome will visit our parish in honor of our patron, St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra in Lycia, whose feast occurs later in the week (Dec. 19/6). The Meeting of the Bishop and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will begin at 9:30 am and will be followed by a festive banquet. We ask you to invite as many of your family and friends as you can for this happy event. Thank you.

Monthly Bulletin
Weekly Announcements
Nov. 22, 2015: Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Nov. 9 on Orthodox calendar)

Today concludes the Food Drive on behalf of the Sterling House Food Pantry.

We are emptying the freezer downstairs today of non-fasting foods; please take some home with you – ask the Sisterhood for what is available.

The current phase of the iconography project is finished, so the scaffolding will be removed before next Sunday.

The annual Brotherhood Leaf Cleanup is scheduled for 9:00 am on Saturday, November 28.

There will be a Brotherhood meeting during Coffee Hour on Sunday, December 6.

Upcoming Services

Please note: Now that the iconography work is done, Vigil will begin at the usual time, 5 pm, starting this coming Saturday

Moleben to St. Menas on Tuesday, November 24, at 6:30 pm.

A brief Service of Thanksgiving will be held in connection with the civil Thanksgiving observance at 9:30 am on Thursday, November 26.

The Vigil service for the feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple on Dec. 3 has been canceled; instead we shall join nearby Holy Presentation Church for the service at 7:00 pm that evening.


The Nativity Fast begins this coming Saturday, November 28 (but Friday is also a fast day) and ends on Christmas (January 7); we abstain from meat eggs & dairy; fish permitted, except on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Our Youth

This year’s St. Herman’s Youth Conference will be held from December 22-26 at the Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God in Albany, NY. We encourage all our young people to participate. Registration is already open. Next week, a special collection for this event will be held.


Name day: St. Michael the Archangel (Nov. 8/21). The first anniversary of the repose of Irene Stettinin was Thursday 19 November. Eternal Memory: Irene Stettinin, also Michael Shigalkowski (for his Saint’s day), and the newly-departed Galina Penchuk and newly-departed Mildred Harko. Many Years: Michael Reilly (Jr and Sr), Michael (Bruno) Licamele, and Michael Nettle.


1 Honeyspot Rd
Stratford, CT 06614 (see map)

Phone: 203-209-9374

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