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Pentecost 2015

May 31 is the Feast of Pentecost. Beginning with Great Vespers on Saturday Evening at 5:00 we celebrate the sending of the promised Holy Spirit upon the Apostles of Christ. We will offer Matins/Orthros at 9:00am Sunday and the DIvine … Continue reading

Blessed Ascension

Christ has ascended to heaven, seated at the right hand of the Father. To the surprise and delight of the angelic hosts a man is now glorified above them. From there He shall come to judge the living and departed. … Continue reading

Holy Week Schedule

Services for Holy Week 2015 6:30pm Sunday night Bridegroom Matins of HolyMonday 6:30pm Monday night Bridegroom Matins of HolyTuesday 10:00am Tuesday morning Presanctified Liturgy 6:30pm Tuesday night Bridegroom Matins of Holy Wednesday 6:00am Wednesday Presanctified Liturgy 6:30pm Wednesday night Holy … Continue reading

“The theology and practice of the Church is an apostolic gift”

One does not enter the Orthodox Church and according to our preferences attempt to shape and form its ethos, its cultural predisposition, primarily the “way things are done”, handed down by the Apostles themselves, . We must be shaped and … Continue reading

Nathan Hoppe, Missionary to Albania

OCMC missionary, NAthan Hoppe will be at St. Nicholas Orthodox CHrch, 312 West ELm, Urbana, Thursday July 10, 7:00PM. He will be sharing with us some of the amazing progress that is being made in rebuilding the Orthodox Church in … Continue reading

Holy Week Schedule 2014

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church • Urbana, IL PALM SUNDAY EVENING • APRIL 13 Bridegroom Matins, 6 PM • Confessions Follow The Procession with the icon of Christ, the Bridegroom of the Church, takes place, and we re- member the righteousness … Continue reading

Entrance of the Theotokos

On November 20, the eve of the Feast of the Entrance of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple, our parish will celebrate an Evening Liturgy beginning at 6:30.

Honoring the benevolent memory of St. Nicholas

Since St. Nicholas was known far and wide for his love of children, it is our custom engage in a benevolence effort to honor our patron. This year, as in recent years, we will be taking up a collection of … Continue reading

Bible Study

We continue our study of the Gospel of Luke this week with Luke 7:1-8:39 Youth and adults meet together every other week to study the Gospel. This Sunday evening we meet at the Kelley home, 208 Naples Drive, Rantoul at … Continue reading

Don’t forget to “Fall Back”

Just a quick reminder to change your clocks this weekend.