St. Nicholas Church

San Diego, California

Founded 1940

Diocese: Diocese of the West

Deanery: Desert Deanery

Address

3873 Cherokee Ave
San Diego, California 92104

http://www.st-nicholas-church.net

Church: 619-284-9476

Parish Contacts

V. Rev. Alexander Shkalov
Rector
1835 Meade Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
Home: 619-287-2235
Office: 619-281-1093
Protodn. George Haloulakos
Attached
8233 Calle Minas
San Diego, CA 92126
Home: 858-397-2580
Protodn. Benjamin Richards
Attached
12820 Camino Del Valle
Poway, CA 92064
Home: 858-451-6489

Lay Leadership

Mrs. Raisa Shkalov
Choir Director
Home: 619-446-8677

Directions

From Interstate 8
Take 805 state.  From 805 take University exit, turn right, and proceed east.  The Church is located on Cherokee Ave, between 36 and 37 Strs, south of University Ave.

Schedule of Services

Services are held in English and Russian (Slavonic).

6:00 PM Vespers.
Saturday Evening

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday Morning

6:00 PM Vespers.
Eves of Great Feasts

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Mornings of Great Feasts

Confessions are heard after Saturday Evening Vespers and one 1/2 hour before Liturgies.
Confessions

Parish Background

St Nicholas Church was organized in 1940 by a small group of local Orthodox Christians.  In the early years, services were held in a rented house.  In 1957, The Church was built at the present location.

The social hall was built in 1960.  Every Sunday after Liturgy we enjoy getting together for a cup of coffee and piroshki, meeting our friends, and welcoming visitors to our church.  Church activities, for the most part, consist of picnics and pot-lucks.