A parish of the Orthodox Church in America
A parish of the Diocese of the West of the Orthodox Church in America, Portland, Oregon
Multnomah County is mandating wearing masks while indoors. The County says, “Masks will be required, regardless of vaccination status, for all people 5 and older (2 years and older if tolerated).” We will be following the requirements of our civil authorities. Thank you again for your patience and cooperation.
We offer coffee hour (in person) after the liturgy.
Prayers, readings, and related resources related to the coronavirus pandemic and quarantine are available from the Orthodox Church in America.
Work Group SignupSign up using the form below for one or more of the workgroups forming at St. Nicholas Church, Portland.
Opportunities to Help
Use this signup sheet to help with Sunday greeting, coffee hour, church cleanup, and other regular parish tasks.
Advent Charity Drive
This Advent, St. Nicholas is collecting for blankets to be distributed through Portland Rescue Mission. The St. Martin Fund will match donations. To donate, click the button below and choose “Advent charity ” from the dropdown list.
Regular weekly schedule*
6 p.m. Great Vespers
8:30 a.m. Matins
9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy
6 p.m. Vespers
6 p.m. Vespers
*This is the usual schedule. Check the calendar for changes.
Online Opportunities for Spiritual Growth
Advent Book Study on Zoom
Karen Hadley and Jennifer McDonald will facilitate a book study for Nativity. Starting Saturday, November 20, at 9:30 a.m., the reading group on Zoom will run five weeks through Advent. The book is Love Took Flesh, by Matthew the Poor. Use this link to purchase the book on Amazon. Email Karen Hadley for the zoom link.
Zoom Morning Prayer (every weekday at 8:15 a.m.)
Every weekday we offer a short (15- to 20-minute) morning prayer by Zoom. This is a great way to start the day together with fellow Orthodox Christians. We meet at 8:15 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join!
To join the meeting, please follow the link: Join Zoom Morning Prayer
Zoom Meeting ID: 850 3708 1187
Friday Evening Discussion Group (every Friday at 7:15 p.m.)
Please join us on Fridays to read and discuss the Holy Scriptures and learn about the major Orthodox Saints. On different weeks, we cover chapters from the books of the New and the Old Testaments, and the lives of the Saints. Everyone is welcome to join. To receive a link to the Zoom meeting, please contact Dn. Igor Beskorovaynyy
Meeting schedule: Friday Discussion Group Schedule
Russian Bible Study / Discussion Group (every Thursday at 7 p.m.)
For Russian-speaking people, we offer a weekly evening Bible Study / Discussion Group. If you would like to participate in the group, please contact Dn. Igor Beskorovaynyy
Next Sunday’s Feast
On Sunday, December 19, we commemorate the ancestors of Jesus.
- Friday, December 3 — Vespers 6 p.m.
- Saturday, December 4 — Church clean-up 11 a.m., Great Vespers 6 p.m.
- Sunday, December 5 — St. Nicholas Feast Day, visit from Bishop Benjamin, festive lunch, visit from St. Nicholas, regular schedule for Sunday Liturgy
- Wednesday, December 8 — Red Cross Blood Drive 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Akathist 6 p.m., Choir rehearsal 7 p.m.
Nativity Feast services:
- Friday, December 24 — Vesperal Liturgy 11 am., Vigil for Nativity-Compline, Matins, and Liturgy 10:30 p.m.
See the online calendar for further details.