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!


Wed. 6:30 Compline; Divine Liturgy class at7PM)


Thursday Dec 12@ 5:30PM At Holy transfiguration Monastery, Ellwood City-- Vigil for feast of St. Herman. Divine Liturgy Friday Dec.13@9:30


Sat.: Akathist of Thanksgiving, 9:00 AM;

Fr. John will be available all day prior to Vespers to hear confessions

Great Vespers @ 6:00PM; Fr. John is available for confession after service


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


Ongoing Education Class

Join us on Wednesday evenings for continuing education class with Fr. John. Visitors and inquirers welcome! Classes will cover topics from liturgical life, spiritual practice, Church history, and many other things. Schedule may vary. 


6:30-- Moleben or Compline prayers

7:00--Class begins


Video from Intro Class two Weeks ago




St. Anne, the Grandmother of Christ our God
St. Anne, the Grandmother of Christ our God
St. Anne, the Grandmother of Christ our God
Miracle Working Icon of St. Anna, the Mother of the Virgin Mary, coming to Donora & Canonsburg, December 6 & 7

Originally enshrined in an Orthodox parish in Philadelphia, this icon of St. Anna, containing a relic of the grandmother of Christ, had been given to the priest as a gift from the Mount of Olives Convent outside of Jerusalem. On May 9, 2004, it began to miraculously stream myrrh and continued to do so for over five years. The icon is now enshrined at St. Tikhon’s Monastery in Northeast Pennsylvania, and has become widely known as a help for those struggling to conceive children, and in aiding the healing of those suffering from cancer. While the icon no longer weeps myrrh, it continues to exude a heavenly, sweet fragrance, as a testimony to its miraculous quality. Many miracles and graces continue to come from this holy icon, consoling all those who seek St. Anne’s intercession.

The icon will be accompanied by Fr. Sergius, the Abbot of St. Tikhon’s Monastery.


All Are Welcome – Come Join Us!
In honor of St. Nicholas Day!
Friday, Dec. 6
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
1 St. Nicholas Dr
Donora, PA 15033
6:30 pm: Prayer Service before the Icon
7:00 pm: Talk with Fr. Sergius:
“Ten Minute Spirituality”

For Canonsburg’s Old-Fashioned Christmas!
Saturday, Dec. 7
St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church
601 Boone Ave
Canonsburg, PA 15317
10:00 am: Prayer Service before the Icon
Light Reception
11:00 am: Talk with Fr. Sergius:
“Finding Salvation in the Modern World”

There would be no Christmas without St. Anne, who gave birth to the Mother of God!
Questions? Contact Fr. John Parker or Fr. John Kotalik: 724-745-8216 -

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!


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. (NOTE THE TIME CHANGE!!), 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, (recently changed from the summer months @9:30) with 3rd and 6th hour beginning around 9:40. All visitors are welcome. We hope to see you soon! 


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