St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
2,000 Years of Tradition...

Located at 1 Saint Nicholas Drive, Donora PA 15033


St. Nicholas Church is an energetic community of Orthodox Christians from diverse backgrounds who embrace the historic Orthodox Christian faith.  As part of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church established by our Lord Jesus Christ, we are committed to living, proclaiming, and manifesting the Gospel of Jesus Christ as a Church and in our broader community. We encourage newcomers!


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Our parish is a member of the Diocese of Western Pennsylvania of the Orthodox Church in America, under His Eminence Archbishop Melchisedek.  All are welcome to join us to experience the beauty of Orthodox worship, and the warmth and hospitality of the faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church!



Sat.Great Vespers @ 6:00PM;

Fr. John is available for confession after service.


Sunday: Divine Liturgy @ 10:00AM, Hours begin at 9:40. Church school @ 9:25

Coffee hour after Liturgy.


The Church is open 7-8 A.M, Monday-Saturday for prayer, unless otherwise noted by Fr. John. 

Vespers (an evening prayer service) is offered every Saturday night at 6 P.M., after which Fr. John is available to hear confessions for Orthodox Christians.

Divine Liturgy (our main worship service) begins at 10:00a.m. each Sunday, (summer months @9:30) with 3rd and 6th hour beginning around 9:40. All visitors are welcome. We hope to see you soon! 



Ongoing Mosaic Restoration Project

Beginning (much needed) repair work today on our icon mosaics of Christ and Saint Nicholas. Pray for safety and good weather!

Thanks so much to Steve Tomovich and Fred Ruev for their help in boarding this icon up for safety until we could get guys on it to repair.

If you’d like to help defray the costs on this project, click the link below.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Father John. Thank you and God bless.



Mon River Blessing

Thank you to all who joined us at the Monongahela Aquatorium for a River Blessing! More than 35 people from various Orthodox Churches throughout the region gathered to bless the river and to join afterwards in fellowship. If you missed it this year be sure to be there next year!

Having our Hierarch serve in our midst

His Eminence Melchisedek, Archbishop of Pittsburgh and Western PA, visited St. Nicholas Parish on Sunday Jan. 12th. His Eminence celebrated the Divine Service, with Deacon Peter Ilchuk Accompanying him. St. Nicholas's own Deacon Rodion Motichak and altars Servers Peter and Nicholas also served. His Eminence joined the faithful for fellowship at coffee hour, shortly after which the parishioners came over to the rectory for a house blessing and lunch party with Fr. John and Matushka. 

Special Note!


Our "Transition Period" is OVER!!! Please join us in welcoming our new Reverend Father John Parker. Fr. John commenced his ministry here in Donora on July 1, 2019, serving his first Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas on July 7. Please come and meet Fr. John and  Matushka Nadia and welcome them to our parish and to the community!

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