St. Nicholas Church

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

St. Nicholas Church

Founded 1916

Diocese: Diocese of New England

Deanery: Connecticut Deanery

Address

1304 North St.
Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

http://www.stnicholaspittsfield.org

Church: 413-442-2669

Parish Contacts

Rev. Barnabas Fravel
Rector
Home: 413-442-2669
V. Rev. Josef Petranin
Retired, Attached

Lay Leadership

Irene Vassos
Lay Contact
Mr. Peter Breykin
Choir Director
34 Backman Ave
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Home: 413-442-4986

Directions

General Location
St Nicholas Church is located in Pittsfield, MA, the heart of the Berkshires, approximately 30 miles east of Albany, NY and close to Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow and other attractions.

Specific
St Nicholas Church is located on upper North St. before Pontoosuc Lake.

Going north on Rt 7
After the center of town keep following Rt 7 north.  Church is on the right two block past Crane Ave.

Going south on Rt 7
Come south through Lanesborough, Church in on the left after Pontoosuc Lake.

Schedule of Services

6:00 PM Vespers.
Saturday Evening

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday Morning

6:30 PM Daily Vespers and Study Group
Wednesday Evening

6:30 PM Great Vespers.
Eves of Great Feasts

9:00 AM Divine Liturgy.  (Please see web site of call rectory for updated times)
Mornings of Great Feasts

Confessions are available Saturday evening after Vespers and one half hour before Liturgy.
Confessions

Parish Background

St Nicholas Orthodox Church was organized at the meeting held on May 20, 1916 after the Holy Liturgy service by Fr Peter Holkovich, who was appointed as the rector of the new Church Organization. There were 50 persons present at the foregoing first organizational meeting; they expressed their will to join the parish and become members of the Orthodox faith and the Church of their forefathers.

During the first year of the Church’s existence, services were held at the Episcopal Church. In April 1917, the parish acquired a piece of land and house situated on the corner of Wahconah and Charles Streets, Pittsfield, MA, and began to rebuild the house for the Church. The Church was consecrated on July 22, 1917.

Today St. Nicholas Orthodox Church is a unique community, made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and is truly a witness to the universality of Orthodoxy. Our parish represents a cross section of people of various age, education and ethnic backgrounds living throughout Berkshire County.We are truly Pan-Orthodox. Several members were born into Orthodox families but many others have converted to the Orthodox Faith as adults. Together we are either rediscovering the faith after many long years, or learning about Jesus Christ and the Orthodox Church for the very first time. Please join us! Come and see!