St. Nicholas Church

McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania

St. Nicholas Church

Founded 1914

Diocese: Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania

Deanery: Pittsburgh Deanery

Address

320 Munson Ave
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania 15136-2722

http://www.stnicholas-oca.org

Office: 412-331-1053

Church: 412-331-8554

Parish Contacts

Rev. Thomas Soroka
Rector
207 Parliament Dr
Moon Township, PA 15108
Home: 412-299-3942

Lay Leadership

Ms. Doris Wasilko
Choir Director
27 Evelyn Dr
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Home: 412-859-3815
Mat. Joni Soroka
Church School Coordinator
Mr. Nathan Graff
Youth Coordinator

Directions

From Pittsburgh
Take Rt 65 north to McKees Rocks Bridge.  Take Helen St exit ramp off bridge, turn left at the bottom of exit onto Helen St.  At first stop sign, turn right onto Ella St.  At next stop sign, turn right onto Munson Ave.  The Church is on the right.

From the South
Take Rt 51 north to McKees Rocks.  Turn right onto McKees Rocks Bridge from Rt 51.  Take Helen St exit ramp off bridge, turn right at the bottom of exit onto Helen St.  At first stop sign, turn right onto Ella St.  At next stop sign, turn right onto Munson Ave.  The Church is on the right.

Schedule of Services

5:00 PM Vespers.
Saturday Evening

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy (9:30 AM in summer).
Sunday Morning

6:30 PM Vespers, 7:00 PM Bible Study on the SECOND and FOURTH Wednesdays of the month (or as scheduled).
Wednesday Evening

7:00 PM Vespers.
Eves of Great Feasts

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Mornings of Great Feasts

Parish Background

Our parish has a long and rich history, having been established in 1914 by Slavic immigrants who lived in the area.

By 1913, numerous families in McKees Rocks were traveling by boat every Sunday to attend the only Orthodox church available to them, on the other side of the Ohio River! But their dedication to God and their industrious ways led them to build a beautiful church to the glory of God. Our current building was dedicated in 1917.

St Nicholas welcomed many new families especially during the the great immigration in the 1920’s and 1930’s who had made the arduous journey from Europe to their new home in America. Much of Pittsburgh’s then flourishing industry was built on the hard work and dedication of these people.

As time has passed, the faces and names have changed, but our dedication to and love of God has remained. Today St Nicholas Church is made up of people from every walk of life, from every area of the Pittsburgh region, and from many nationalities. We are the proud home of many families who left the oppression of the former Soviet Union, some of them jailed for anti-Soviet activities and persecuted for the faith. Our parish is also the new spiritual home to many people who have recently entered the Orthodox faith, former Roman Catholics, Protestants, and Pagans, as well as those who used to embrace new age thought and atheism.

Come and join us to experience the beauty and majesty of Orthodox worship and the warmth of the people of St Nicholas.