Welcome to the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Website

"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." - Romans 15:7

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church is part of the Metropolis of San Francisco, a metropolis of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and an eparchy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

Our Church is called the "Greek Church" because Greek was the first language of the ancient Christian Church from which our Faith was transmitted. The New Testament was written in Greek and the early writings of Christ's followers were in the Greek language. The word "Greek" is not used to describe just the Orthodox Christian peoples of Greece and other Greek speaking people. Rather, it is used to describe the Christians who originated from the Greek speaking early Christian Church and which used Greek thought to find appropriate expressions of the Orthodox Faith. 

"Orthodox" is also used to describe our Church. The word "Orthodox" is derived from two short Greek words, orthos, meaning correct, and doxa, meaning belief or glory. Thus, we used the word "Orthodox'' to indicate our conviction that we believe and worship God correctly. We emphasize Apostolic tradition, continuity and conservatism over a 2,000 year history.

We hope our website gives you a good sense of who we are as Orthodox Christians and what we believe about God and His Church.   For new members or those considering joining our church, these web pages will acquaint you with our Parish life and what St Nicholas offers to those who give it support and sustenance.  For those wanting to learn more our our faith, please read about the Greek Orthodox Church by selecting the "Our Faith" tab above. 

For current members, we hope this information provides you assurance that your offerings are received with profound respect, and will be utilized to maximum effectiveness. It is our prayer that this information will enable you to make the informed decisions necessary for a meaningful relationship with your Church. 

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Welcome to Saint Nicholas
Upcoming Services
Note to visitors:  Our primary Sunday service is the Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Presactified Liturgy

Orthros                                8:30am

Divine Liturgy                      10:00am

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt

Orthros                                8:45am

Divine Liturgy                      10:00am

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Presactified Liturgy

Orthros                                 8:30am

Divine Liturgy                       10:00am

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Lazarus Saturday

Divine Liturgy                       8:30am

Breakfast with Loukoumades (Greek Donuts)

Making of palm leaf crosses for Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Palm Sunday

Orthros                                 8:45am

Divine Liturgy                       10:00am


Online Chapel

5th Friday of Lent

Visit the Online Chapel for more daily readings, hymns, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, and more.

In 2024 we celebrate:
    • Great Lent: March 18
    • Holy Pascha (Easter): May 05
    • Holy Pentecost: June 23
Download our weekly bulletin (pdf)

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