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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 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.


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March 1, 2015: First Sunday of Great Lent, Triumph of Orthodoxy (Feb. 16 on Orthodox calendar)


Moleben on the Sunday of Orthodoxy for those departed into error will follow the sermon today (before the announcements) with a procession of icons by children of our Church School.

Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers at 4 pm today at Holy Trinity Greek Church (4070 Park Ave in Bridgeport). We will be hosting the Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers on the Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 22.

Midweek services:

  • Presanctified Liturgy this week at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, March 4.
  • Small Compline with the Acathist, Part II, at 6:30 pm on Friday, March 6 – Lenten potluck to follow.
  • General Pannychida at 3 pm on Saturday, March 7. All commemoration books will be read; leave any extra names at the Candle Desk.


First Sunday of the month: Utility collection today; March Bulletins will be available next Sunday. Daylight time begins next Sunday; set your clock forward 1 hour next Saturday evening so as not to be late for church!

Please look for pussy willows when they bloom and save them for Palm Sunday, only 5 weeks away. The collection box in the middle of the church is for flowers for the Plaschanitsa and Pascha, please give a little each Sunday.

Kollyva was blessed for St Theodore Saturday; have some at the Coffee Hour.

Our Annual General Parish Meeting scheduled for Sunday, March 8, has been moved to Sunday, March 29, after the Divine Liturgy. Parish Council meeting next Sunday in preparation for the General Meeting; we ask all Parish Council members to attend.


It is now Lent, we eat no meat, fish, eggs or dairy until Pascha, Sunday, April 15; wine and oil permitted on Saturdays and Sundays.


Name day this week – Tuesday March 3, Pope St Leo the Great of Rome. Many Years to: Our Starosta, Leo Peavy III; Leo Peavy IV (LP); and Leo Wologodzew.


1 Honeyspot Rd
Stratford, CT 06614 (see map)

Phone: 203-209-9374

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