Welcome to St. Nicholas!

The interior of our temple at Pascha
14220 Elva Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone/fax: (408) 867-0628

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church is part of the Orthodox Church in America, within the Diocese of the West, and belonging to the Pacific Central Deanery.

We are located near the Saratoga Village, on the West end of Silicon Valley. Our members commute from all over the valley to celebrate in worship together and enjoy Orthodox Christian fellowship.

We welcome all visitors, whether you are just passing through, or are new to the area, or are just curious about Orthodox Christianity. We will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Come and experience the ancient faith and worship in a vibrant living community with us!

Save the last weekend in September to come and enjoy our Festival!

St. Nicholas Festival

Make plans to spend the last weekend in September supporting the Church in the most fun and delicious way imaginable!

Details are available on the Festival Website (click the Festival tab above or go to: http://www.saratogarussianfestival.com/)

If you would like to volunteer at the Festival, talk to Matushka Joan or use the contact form on the website.

Sayings of the Fathers

The Elder Porphyrios said:

This is the way we should see Christ. He is our friend, our brother; He is whatever is good and beautiful. He is everything. Yet, He is still a friend and He shouts it out, "You're my friends, don't you understand that? We're brothers. I'm not...I don't hold hell in my hands. I am not threatening you. I love you. I want you to enjoy life together with me!" Christ is Everything. He is joy, He is life, He is light. He is the true light who makes man joyful, makes him soar with happiness; makes him see everything, everybody; makes him feel for everyone, to want everyone with him, everyone with Christ. Love Christ and put nothing before His Love. Christ is Everything. He is the source of life, the ultimate desire,He is everything. Everything beautiful is in Christ. Somebody who is Christ's must love Christ, and when he loves Christ he is delivered from the Devil, from hell and from death.

This quote and more can be found in the June 2014 Newsletter.

Parish Feast Day

We will be celebrating our parish feast day (altar feast) with a hierarchical Vigil on Friday, May 9th at 6:00PM and a hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Saturday, May 10th, beginning with the hours at 9:30AM. His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin will be with us.  We could use more choir singers, so if you sing in an Orthodox choir on a regular basis and would like to join us, please contact Reader John (use the Website feedback/Other option on the "Contact us" form on this website).

The passage was by sea
from Myra in Lyceia
to the ciy of Bari,
O Hierarch;
For with the permission of the Master of all,
thy coffin was taken from thy grave
by a monk who piously served at thy tomb,
and rendered thee honor;
and it passed from the East unto the West,
O Nicholas most glorious!

-from the Aposticha of Vespers for the translation of the relics of St. Nicholas

2014 Pascha Bake Sale

Bakesale Flyer

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