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2021 Stewardship Guide

Weekend Update

St. Nicholas, Bethlehem, PA

Two Liturgy Schedule

Divine Liturgies at 8:30am & 10:15am.
Children's Sermon after the Gospel.

Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee

Gospel: "God, be merciful to me a sinner!" Read here.

...and we begin the Triodion!

In This Update:
Dear <<First Name (Όνομα)>>, 

Over the next three weeks, the Orthodox Church invites us to prepare for Great Lent.  We do this by slowly weaning ourselves from food and towards humility, forgiveness and repentance.  Pay extra attention to the Sunday Gospel readings, as they help us make this transition.

Glory to God, Lent means that Spring is coming!

Your Clergy,
Fr. Nicholas & Fr. Alexey

Hot off the press

Calling Young Adults!
Register Here

Sunday's General Assembly

Feb 21, 4pm on Zoom.
Click here to register.

From the church office

We can always use non-perishable 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!

Divine Services

  • Sat. Feb. 20
    • 7pm - Vespers
  • Sun. Feb. 21
    • 7:15am - Orthros
    • 8:30am - Divine Liturgy 
    • 10am - Church Cleaning
    • 10:15am - Divine Liturgy
  • Wed. Feb 24
    • 6pm - Paraklesis
  • Sat. Feb. 27
    • 7pm - Vespers
  • Sun. Feb. 28
    • 7:15am - Orthros
    • 8:30am - Divine Liturgy 
    • 10am - Church Cleaning
    • 10:15am - Divine Liturgy
  • Orthodox Coronavirus Prayer Booklette (Click here)

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

Parish Ice Skating Event

For the latest videos from the
Academy of Orthodox Faith & Learning

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Ladies Philoptochos

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

Youth Groups & Ministries

St Nicholas Prayer Chain

Many people wish they could help others in their time of need, even if only to pray for them.  Those who join this group will be emailed the prayer requests of those who ask for the parish group to pray for them.   
To submit a prayer request, email it to  Make sure to mention it is for the email prayer chain, and only include the details you wish to be shared.  
Join Prayer Chain Here
Note about privacy:  Prayer requests may not always come with an explanation.  A parishioner may prefer privacy.  These emails are sacred, and not meant to spread parish gossip.  Requests will be simplified and may simply read “Please pray for a woman who’s moving into long-term care on Monday.” Or “Add Maria to the prayer list.”  Please do not contact the clergy for additional details about requests.

Catechism Class has begun!
Next class is Thurs. March 4, 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!

Email to join.

  • HOPE
    • March Date TBA
  • JOY
    • Sun. Feb 28, 4pm on Zoom
  • GOYA Oratorical Prep Night
    • Sunday Feb 28, 7:30pm on Zoom.
  • 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, six at a time!

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

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!

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.

Subscribe for updates 
Click here for brochure.

Local & Parishioner

St Nicholas Shrine

CrossRoad Program

Metropolis Newsletter

Zoom Lenten Studies

1. Click here for Zoom Link 
2. Password on Flyer.

Want to share your thanks, good news or need? Email  No solicitations please.

Orthodox Resources

More support is available at

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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