St. Paul the Apostle Church

Las Vegas, Nevada

St. Paul the Apostle Church

Founded 1988

Diocese: Diocese of the West

Deanery: Desert Deanery

Address

5400 Annie Oakley Dr
Las Vegas, Nevada 89120

Mailing address:

PO Box 12635
Las Vegas, NV   89112-0635

http://www.lasvegasorthodox.com

Office: 702-898-4800

Fax: 702-898-4800

Parish Contacts

V. Rev. John J Dresko
Rector
1747 Crystal Downs Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Home: 702-485-3810
V. Rev. Rodion Pfeiffer
Retired, Attached
3835 W Cholla St
Phoenix, AZ 85029
Home: 602-843-5615
V. Rev. James W Bertolini
Retired, Attached
5881 Rio Tinto Way
Las Vegas, NV 89110

Lay Leadership

Mrs. Juliana Veek
Choir Director
6151 Mountain Vista St. Apt. 1218
Henderson, NV 89014
Home: 860-983-1053
Mrs. Christina Sas
Church School Coordinator
7855 Mohican Canyon St.
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Home: 702-686-4507
Amy McAuley
Youth Coordinator
3205 Townsend Hall Ct.
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Home: 702-845-1513

Directions

St Paul Church is located in Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately 4 miles east of McCarran International Airport, 4 miles east of the Las Vegas Strip, and less than 1 mile from I-515.  At the intersection of Tropicana and Sandhill, take Sandhill south to Hacienda and turn east (left) to Annie Oakley.  At this intersection turn south (right) and the Church is on the left side.

From the Airport
Take Russell Rd south to Annie Oakley and turn north (left); proceed for approx. a quarter of a mile.

Schedule of Services

All Services are in English.

5:00 PM Great Vespers and Confessions.
Saturday Evening

9:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday Morning

6:30 PM Vespers (except during Great Lent)
Wednesday Evening

On the SECOND SATURDAY of the month, 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy in Slavonic.
Saturday Morning

6:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctied Gifts.
Wednesday Evenings During Great Lent

8:00 AM Liturgy of the Presanctied Gifts.
Friday Mornings During Great Lent

6:30 PM Great Vespers with Litiya
Eves of Great Feasts

8:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Mornings of Great Feasts

Please call the Church office at 702-898-4800 for schedule of other services, or to arrange Baptisms, Marriages, Memorials, Thanksgiving Services, etc.

Parish Background

St. Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church is celebrating their 17th anniversary of their founding this year.  The Church was first founded in 1988 by Archimandrite (now Bishop) NIKOLAI (Soraich) in response to the need for an English speaking mission in the Las Vegas area.  The first Divine Liturgy was celebrated on November 13, 1988 on the Feast Day of St. John Chrysostom.  The parish met in various locations for many years until it acquired its own property on Annie Oakley Drive.  The parish grew and thrived and became the fastest growing mission in the Orthodox Church in America since autocephaly was granted in the 1970 by the Russian Orthodox Church.

The community worshipped in the community hall until the present Church was constructed.  The Church was consecrated on May 13, 1995 by His Beatitude Metropolitan THEODOSIUS and His Grace Bishop TIKHON.  The parish is in the continual process of completing the iconography and other buildings on the grounds.

The parish is an extremely diverse community.  There are a large number of converts in additon to a large Russian, Eritrean, Ethiopian and other Eastern European population.  While English is the primary language of the services, other languages may be used as the need arises.  The parish maintains a very active schedule of services and events throughout the year.  There are also many groups and programs for parisioners to be involved in not only Church-wide work but also community service.

More information on the parish can be found at the website www.lasvegasorthodox.com

We welcome all visitors and inquirers to St. Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church.