St. Nicholas Church Accessible

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

St. Nicholas Church

Founded 1961


Serviced by diocesan clergy.

Diocese: Diocese of the South

Deanery: South Florida Deanery


2001 N Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311-3918

Office: 954-566-6358

Parish Contacts

Dean, South Florida Deanery
Office: 305-822-0437
Home: 305-332-4454

Lay Leadership

Ms. Jennifer Abramson
Church School Coordinator


From I-95
Exit Oakland Park Blvd going east.  At Andrews Ave, turn right.  Travel south on Andrews Ave for approx. 1 1/2 miles.  St Nicholas Church is located on the right side of Andrews Ave at 20th.

Schedule of Services

Services are in English and Slavonic.

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy followed by coffee hour.  Church school meets every other Sunday after Liturgy at 10:15 AM.  See Website for monthly dates.
Sunday Morning

Adult Catechism meets once a month (see website bulletin for monthly dates).
Education Schedule

Due to an on-going extensive renovation program that St Nicholas parish has undertaken, it is not always possible to offer services other than Sunday Liturgy.  Please call the office at 954-566-6358 for updated weekly schedule of services.

Parish Background

Forty plus years ago, in 1961, Russian-American retirees who had settled in Ft Lauderdale wanted a parish of their own.  They took out personal loans and second mortgages to insure that their dream would become a reality.  Today the parish is a growing community of young and elder, 2nd and 3rd generation American born and new emigres.  St Nicholas is home to families primarily of Slavic orgin (Russian, Carpatho-Russian, Macedonian, Serbian, Bulgarian).

The young and enthusiastic parishioners, looking to the future, have undertaken a large renovation project.  They have given of money, time and talent in respect for the founders and in building on their dreams of a vibrant parish:  to ensure that the St Nicholas community will have a long future glorifying God, remembering our ancenstry and witnessing to Orthodoxy in South Florida.

Because of the growth of the parish, extensive renovations have been undertaken.  These include the church itself, the hall, former rectory, and outside property.  It has taken six years to finally receive the approval of the city and get permits in hand.  During this time, construction costs have sky-rocketed.  We gladly accept donations for this project, which can be mailed to the church address.