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2021 Stewardship Guide

Weekend Update

St. Nicholas, Bethlehem, PA

Gospel: "Receive your sight; your faith has made you well." Read here.
In This Update:
Dear <<First Name (Όνομα)>>, 

Our community was just informed of Mrs. Hrousis' decision to retire from her position as St Nicholas Academy's director, at the end of this school year.  We are extremely sad to see her go.  We thank her for the decade of leadership and stability she has provided for our Academy, and look forward to celebrating those years of service at the appropriate time in the future.   We're going to miss you Deb!

Your Clergy,
Fr. Nicholas & Fr. Alexey
2021 Parish Council:
Peter Dectis (President)
Costas Hrousis (Vice-Pres.)
George Lioudis (Secretary)
Kostas Hristofas (Treasurer)
Anna Barbounis
Emmanuel Tatalias
Valante Fliakos
Nicholas Athanasiou
Eleftherios Hristofas
Eleni Tatalias
George Mouhlas
Dimitri Giambilis
Joel Garcia
John Zannakis
Nicholas Filopoulos

Hot off the press

Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Greek Independence!

Anyone interested in serving on the committee forming plans to celebrate this year's 200th Anniversary of Greek Independence, please contact Mrs. Anna Barbounis or Fr. Alexey

We also have this request!

Divine Services

  • Sat. Jan. 23
    • 7pm - Great Vespers 
  • Sun. Jan. 24
    • 7:45am - Orthros & Liturgy
    • 7pm - Vespers
  • Mon. Jan. 25
    • 8am - Orthros & Liturgy (St Gregory the Theologian)
  • Tues. Jan. 26
    • 7pm - Vespers
  • Wed. Jan. 27
    • 8am - Orthros & Liturgy (St John Chrysostom)
    • 6pm - Paraklesis
  • Fri. Jan. 29
    • 7pm - Vespers
  • Sat. Jan. 30
    • 8am - Orthros & Liturgy (Three Hierarchs)
    • 7pm - Vespers
  • Sun. Jan. 31
    • 7:45am - Orthros & Liturgy 

Safety Reminders
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Seating will be provided, socially distanced, in the sanctuary. 

Please wear masks properly at all times inside church. 

We understand that it is a struggle to worship with a mask on. However, we are obedient to what Met. Savas requests and abide by all local regulations.   Live-streaming is provided for those who are unable to wear masks. 
With respect,
The Parish Council of St Nicholas

This Week's Media

Young Adult Event
Dozens of young adults met on Zoom with Met. Savas and Bishop Gregory!

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Ladies Philoptochos

St Nicholas Ladies, welcome to 2021!
Please read the message below from the Ladies Philoptochos.

Youth Groups & Ministries

We've Rented An Ice Rink!

With very few options for safe in-person events, we've rented the Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink.  Masks are required (by the rink) and it is an outdoor, open air facility.

Tickets and rentals are only available ahead of time at

All ages are welcome!

Catechism Class has begun!
Next class is Thurs. Feb 11, 8pm.

Sign up here!

Food Donations

All non-perishable food donations brought to St Nicholas will be distributed to local food pantries.

Please help us stock our donation shelves across from the main office. Thank you!

Upcoming Ministries!

  • JOY
    • Sun. Jan 31, 4pm on Zoom
  • GOYA Q & A with Met Savas
    • Friday Feb 12, 6:45pm
  • Adult Bible Studies on Zoom (Sign up here)
    • Monday, 5pm with Fr. Michael Kon.
    • Monday, 6pm with Fr. Nicholas Palis.
  • Orthodox Study of St. Symeon the New Theologian
    • (On break due to Covid restrictions)
  • Sunday School on Zoom (Sign up here)
    • Weekly on Sundays, 1-12th grades.
  • Altar Boys
    • We welcome altar boys of all ages back to the altar!

Academy Corner

St Nicholas Academy

We're excited to see young families around the country signing up. Share with your preschool friends!

Or watch archived lessons on YouTube!

Greek Romaic School Corner

More info at

Fall 2020 Byzantine Chant Classes

New: Beginner Byzantine Chant!

Those who are interested in learning the history, tradition, theory and practice of Byzantine music are invited to join the classes at Saint Nicholas with Dr. Nicholas Tatalias.

Classes meet on alternating Tuesdays via Zoom from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM. 

To sign up, join the appropriate Remind class:

Beginner Class: Text "@byzchant1" to 81010.
Advanced Class: Text "@byzchant2" to 81010.

St Constantine School Corner

St Constantine School LV

Mission Statement: 

St. Constantine School of Lehigh Valley unites classical education and Orthodox Christian formation. Students benefit from the reliable disciplines of formal education and the nurturing environment of faith. Young minds are directed toward the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, and young hearts toward the Gospel and Holy Tradition to educate and form our students as complete persons.

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Local & Parishioner

Local family looking for helper

A family in our parish is looking for female aids for their adult child with a physical disability.  Does not require a medical background or interest, although this would be preferred. Flexible hours and pays competitively according to industry standards. Contact Fr. Alexey if interested.

St Nicholas Shrine

Metropolis Newsletter

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Orthodox Resources

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Your Stewardship

2021 materials now available!

Take a self-evaluation here!


A beautiful way to honor God is to remember St Nicholas Cathedral in your Will.  It is the ultimate expression of gratitude for all the blessings God and His Church have bestowed on you and your family.

In doing this, you also enable our parish to continue growth and development of programs that teach and inspire our children and future leaders, help those in need, and preserve the Orthodox Christian faith, by carrying on its sacred ministry of love, hope and faith.

If you are so inspired, please contact Fr. Alexandros ( to discuss including the church in your Estate Planning or leaving a specific legacy gift. 

For what you give in this lifetime is yours for eternity!

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