Saint Nicholas
Orthodox Church in America
1000 Barber Ln. Joliet, IL 60435
A Quick Glance

Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church is a parish in the Diocese of the Midwest of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). It has been serving Joliet, IL since September 1907.· Over the last 100+ years, St. Nicholas has grown from a primarily immigrant parish, to one whose members are primarily Americans both cradle and convert with some Slav transplants.

At present, St. Nicholas has 50+ members with many friends of the parish in attendance. We are a growing church community worshiping God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — in the 2000+ year-old Tradition of the Apostles.·

While many aspects of Orthodox worship may seem strange and unfamiliar to you as a visitor, we trust that over time the beauty, sanctity, and reverence of the Divine Liturgy will bring you into a closer and eternal relationship with God. You will be in our prayers, and we invite you to visit our church family.

In Memory

Our own Archpriest John Kuchta, 91, fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, December 28, 2019, surrounded by his family at the Joliet Area Community Hospice in Joliet, IL.


Grant rest eternal and blessed repose
O Lord to your servant who has fallen asleep and make his memory to be eternal.

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Metropolitan Tikon
Bishop Paul
Fr. Mykola

Parish Council

President - Gregory Grabavoy

1st Vice President - Deb Cook

2nd Vice President - Mike Baker

Treasurer - Kathy Whalen

Secretary - Cindy Gallick

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100 Year Anniversary Celebration

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Contact Information

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
1000 Barber Ln.
Joliet, IL.  60435
Rectory    (815) 725-4742

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