St. Nicholas Orthodox Church - Olyphant, PA
Orthodox Church in America
Welcome to Our Parish!

We are a parish of the Orthodox Church in America ministering to the Mid Valley area for over 110 years.

The monthly calendar can be found by clicking "Service Schedule" above. 

Links to our photo album and YouTube channel can be found under Photos and Videos.


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Live Stream

Divine Liturgy will begin at 9:00AM on Sunday, July 25, 2021

Memory Eternal!

Dorothy (Morosky) Fetchina, 92, of Scott Twp., entered into eternal rest after a brief illness Friday, July 16, in Lewisburg, with her family present. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph in 2017, and his passing marked the end of 68 years of marriage.

Dorothy was born April 5, 1929, to Anna (Hubiak) and John Murawsky. She was a graduate of Olyphant High School and was proud to tell family and friends that she never missed a single day of school. In addition to being a full-time mother and caring for various family members, she was employed as a manager of the license department at AAA of Northeastern Pennsylvania until her retirement.

She was a lifelong member of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Olyphant and was strongly involved in many church activities, including the choir and St. Mary's Sisterhood. Her devotion to her faith was seen in her everyday life and in her joy of living. She will be remembered for being a great baker who loved to generously share with all those around her.

She is survived by two daughters, Matushka Kyra F. Nightingale and her husband, the Rev. John of South Abington Twp., and Tamara F. Persing and her husband, James of Lewisburg, as well as two grandchildren, Johanna Persing of Washington, D.C., and William Persing of New York, N.Y. Additionally, she is survived by two sisters, Sonya Wirhanowsky of Hackettstown, N.J., and Sylvia Dreater of Dallas.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Peter.

Dorothy's funeral will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, 600 E. Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant, by the Very Rev. Vladimir Fetcho. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Family and friends may call Wednesday morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Olyphant.

Upcoming Services

July 31, Saturday, Great Vespers at 4:00 P.M.

August 1, Sunday, Divine Liturgy at 9:00 A.M.  Dormition Fast begins today.

Blast from the Past!

Bright Saturday Liturgy 1989

Serving Clergy - Fr. Vladimir Fetcho, Fr. Michael Lepa, Fr. Michael Thier, Deacon Keith Russin (of blessed memory), Protodeacon Stephen Howanetz (at end)


Bright Saturday Hierarchical Paschal Liturgy 1990

Serving Clergy - Bishop Herman, Fr. Vladimir Fetcho, Fr. Claude Vinyard, Fr. Michael Lepa, Fr. Michael Thier, Protodeacon Stephen Howanetz, Deacon Emilian Hutnyan, Subdeacons Gregory Sulich and Leo Poore.  Choir comprised of members of St. Nicholas and All Saints parishes directed by Mr. David Brzuchalski.

Troparion to St. Nicholas

Troparion to St. Nicholas, Tone 4


The truth of things revealed you to your flock as a rule of faith,

an icon of meekness and a teacher of abstinence;

  You thus reached the heights through humility and wealth through poverty;

 O Holy Hierarch Father Nicholas, pray to Christ God for the salvation of our souls.

Historical Photo of the Week
St. Nicholas Sputniks - 1960
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