St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church
Diocese of Eastern America
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

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CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE!

St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church of Johnstown, PA invites you to join us for Divine Liturgy each Sunday. Check the upcoming services section or our weekly bulletins for services times and dates.

St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church has been a part of the Johnstown community since the original church was built in the Cambria City section of the city in 1906. Our church moved to its current site in October of 1964.

St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church celebrated its Centennial Anniversary in 2006 and continues to serve people of the Greater Johnstown region.

Monthly Calendar & Upcoming Services

  • 11

    Dec

    Sunday
    28 November
    26th Sunday after Pentecost

    10:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
    Fast: wine & oil
  • 18

    Dec

    Sunday
    5 December
    10:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
    Fast: wine & oil
  • 25

    Dec

    Sunday
    12 December
    10:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
    Fast: wine & oil
  • 1

    Jan

    Sunday
    19 December
    9:00am Divine Liturgy
    Fast: wine & oil
Daily Lives of the Saints - The Prologue from Ohrid

November 26th

1. Our Holy Father Alypius the Stylite.

Born in Hadrianopolis, a city in Paphlagonia, he was from his youth dedicated to the service of God. As a deacon, he served in the church in that city with Bishop Theodore. But, desiring a solitary life of prayer and meditation, Alypius withdrew to a Greek cemetery outside the city, from which people fled as from a place of terror, as demonic visions had been seen there. Here he erected a Cross, and built a church in honour of St Euphemia, who had appeared to him in a dream. Near the church, he built a high pillar, climbed up onto it and spent fifty-three years there in fasting and prayer. Neither the mockery of men nor the evil demons could drive him away or shake his purpose. This saint endured endless assaults from the demons. They not only tried to terrify him with demonic apparitions, but also stoned him and gave him no peace day nor night for a long time. But Alypius courageously defended himself against this diabolical power with the sign of the Cross and the name of Jesus. Finally, the vanquished demons left him and fled, and men began to revere him and to come to him for his prayers, comfort, teaching and healing. Two monasteries were built beside his pillar, on one side for men and on the other for women. His mother and sisters lived in the women's monastery. St Alypius guided the monks and nuns from his pillar by word and example, and shone like the sun in the sky for them all, showing them the way of salvation. This man of God had such grace that he was often bathed in heavenly light, and a pillar of this light stretched above him to heaven. Alypius was a great and mighty wonderworker, both in his lifetime and after his death. Living for a hundred years, he entered into rest in the year 640, in the time of Emperor Heraclius. Of his holy relics, the head is preserved in the monastery of Koutloumousiou on the Holy Mountain.

2. Our Holy Father James the Solitary.

A Syrian, he was a disciple of St Maron (Feb. 14th) and a contemporary of St Simeon Stylites. He lived in asceticism under the open sky and fed on soaked lentils. He performed great wonders, even raising the dead in the name of Christ. The Emperor Leo asked him for his thoughts on the Council of Chalcedon. He entered peacefully into rest in the year 457.

3. Our Holy Father Stylianus.

From Paphlagonia, he was a fellow-countryman and contemporary of St Alypius. He had a great love for the Lord Jesus and, because of this, gave himself to strict asceticism. He rejected all things, only to have an undivided love for his Lord. At the time of his death, an angel appeared to take his soul, and his face became radiant like the sun. He was a great wonderworker both before and after his death, and was of special help to sick children and childless parents.

4. Our Holy Father Nikon, the Preacher of Repentance.

He was born in Armenia. Drawn by the Lord's words: 'He who forsakes father or mother will receive an hundredfold, and inherit eternal life' (Matt. 19:29), Nikon indeed left all for the sake of Christ and went to a monastery, where he became a monk. When he had become perfected in all the virtues, he left the monastery and went to preach the Gospel to the people. He incessantly cried: 'Repent!', and thus became known as 'the Preacher of Repentance'. As a preacher, he covered the whole of Anatolia and the Peloponnese, performing many wonders in the name of Christ. He went peacefully to his beloved Lord in Sparta in 998.

5. St Innocent of Irkutsk.

He died in 1731, and his wonderworking relics were discovered in 1804.

Contact Info

Mailing Address
St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church
971-1001 St. Clair Rd
Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15905
Email and Phone
stnicholasjtown@gmail.com
(814) 255-1853 & (814) 244 - 4063 (Phone)