14220 Elva Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone/fax: (408) 867-0628
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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!
Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!
St. Nicholas attendees had no sooner finished the grace filled days of Holy Week, Pascha and Bright Week, when it was time to celebrate our parish feast day! Most people are familiar with the celebration of St. Nicholas on December 6th – the day of his repose (the “winter” feast day). Less commonly known about and celebrated is the “spring” feast on May 9th, which commemorates the translation (e.g. moving) of his relics from Myra to Bari, Italy, where they reside and emit myrrh to this day! While St. Nicholas has mostly become shrouded in legends and myths in the West, ala “Santa Claus”, His memory and the experience of his miracles is very much alive in the Orthodox church. For this reason, it is not surprising to visit Bari, and find large groups of Russians that have come to venerate St. Nicholas.
We were blessed on our feast day to have Archbishop Benjamin presiding at the festal liturgy, along with many visitors and clergy from nearby churches. May the joy of these grace filled days overflow in all of our hearts!
Behold the Bridegroom comes at midnight,
And blessed is the servant whom He shall find watching,
And again unworthy is the servant whom He shall find heedless.
Beware, therefore, O my soul, do not be weighed down with sleep,
Lest you be given up to death and lest you be shut out of the Kingdom.
But rouse yourself crying: Holy, Holy, Holy, are You, O our God!
Through the Theotokos have mercy on us!
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