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

Services in December, 2023
Sunday, December 3, 2023

The 14th Sunday of Luke

Orthros                                  9:00am

Divine Liturgy                       10:00am

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

St Nicholas Vespers

Vespers                           6:00pm

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

St Nicholas Day

Orthros                                    9:00am

Divine Liturgy                           10:00am

Sunday, December 10, 2023

The 10th Sunday of Luke

Orthros                                    9:00am

Divine Liturgy                           10:00am

Reminder:  Last Sunday before Parish "Toys for Tots"  Dec. 17th deadline!

Friday, December 15, 2023

Commemoration of St Eleutherios the Holy Martyr

Orthros                                    8:30am

Divine Liturgy                           9:30am

Sunday, December 17, 2023

The 11th Sunday of Luke

Orthros                                    9:00am

Divine Liturgy                           10:00am

Friday, December 22, 2023

Holy Hours

Holy Hours                                    8:30am

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Sunday before Nativity

Orthros                                    9:00am

Divine Liturgy                           10:00am

Monday, December 25, 2023

The Nativity of Our Lord and Savior

Orthros                                    9:00am

Divine Liturgy                           10:00am

Sunday, December 30, 2023

Sunday Before Epiphany

Orthros                                      9:00am

Divine Liturgy                           10:00am