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.
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