Parish News

Outing at Mastropietro Winery

posted Jul 24, 2014, 10:43 AM by Fred Anzivino

Our outing at Mastropietro Winery

St. Nicholas Parish Dines at Charlie Staples

posted Jul 7, 2014, 5:02 PM by Fred Anzivino   [ updated Jul 7, 2014, 5:03 PM ]

St. Nicholas Parish dines at Charlie Staples

June 2014 - St. Nicholas parishioners have a fun outing at Charlie Staples in Youngstown, Ohio.  Not much news here, but a great time together!

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Celebrates its 75th!

posted Dec 21, 2013, 5:59 PM by Fred Anzivino   [ updated Dec 21, 2013, 6:18 PM ]

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Celebrates its 75th Anniversary with Bishop Gregory of Nyssa

November 3, 2013 - St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Celebrates its 75th Anniversary with fellow clergy and Bishop Gregory of Nyssa.

November 3rd was a very special weekend for everyone at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.  Not only did the church celebrate 75 years of its founding, it had also celebrated its 25 anniversary of its new church and complex.  On top of that, the Very Reverend Fr. Kenneth Bachofsky and his wonderful wife Pani Mary celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary.

The weekend began Saturday evening with a special vespers service and a gathering in the fellowship hall for hors d'oeuvres.  On Sunday, there was a special Divine Liturgy with Bishop Gregory of Nyssa and fellow clergy, followed by a fantastic banquet celebrating the landmark day.



St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Celebrates its 75th!


Vacation Church School 2012

posted Jun 17, 2012, 11:19 AM by Fred Anzivino   [ updated Jun 17, 2012, 11:26 AM ]

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church - Christ Feeds the Multitudes
June 17th, 2012 - The Warren Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood has sponsored this year's 28th Annual Vacation Church School here at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Warren.  It was a fantastic week of fun, making friends and Christian fellowship.

This year's theme was “Discovering the Awesome Power of the Son of God in this World”

            - The Healing of the Paralytic
            - The Wedding of Cana
            - The Feeding of the Multitude
            - The Healing of the Man Born Blind at the Pool of Siloam





Here is a slideshow of all the decorations, scenery and fun the kids had this year.


There is also the slideshow put to video on YouTube








 Here is a video of the children's musical performance

Fr. Ken Bachofsky's Sermon of the Theotokos (2010)

posted Feb 27, 2012, 6:27 PM by Fred Anzivino   [ updated Feb 27, 2012, 6:37 PM ]


February 27th, 2011 - The Very Reverend, Protopresbyter Father Kenneth Bachofsky, gives a sermon on the the Mother of God, the Most Holy Theotokos at Camp Nazareth, during the summer of 2010.

Thank you to Michael Stan for the video!

Fr. Kenneth Bachofsky

St. Nicholas Day 2011

posted Dec 14, 2011, 3:40 PM by Fred Anzivino   [ updated Jan 22, 2012, 6:37 PM ]

St. Nicholas Day 2011December 11th, 2011 - We honor our patron saint today, Saint Nicholas!
 
It has become tradition at our church to have our parish children put on a small performance for everyone.  Thank you to the Falibota and Choma families for putting it all together every year.
 
After the lunch and kid's play, and if we are lucky... St. Nicholas comes and gives all the boys and girls a bag filled with toys and goodies.

Also, there was a free-will offering taken at the lunch too.  There was over $600 in the basket after the collection, which was donated to Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Academy & Preschool.  The school certainly appreciates the generosity of the parishioners of St. Nicholas Church!

  

St. Nicholas has First Ever LIVE Scripture Study Online

posted Nov 4, 2011, 7:57 PM by Fred Anzivino   [ updated Nov 14, 2011, 10:23 AM ]

Orthodox Scripture Study
November 4th, 2011 - St. Nicholas Orthodox Church has the very first LIVE WEBCAST of an Orthodox Scripture Study on the Internet!  These events will be live every Saturday at 4:45 PM, beginning November 5th, 2011.
 
All are welcome to join, attend and ask questions during these events.
 
Sign up today on the ACROD.org website here...
 
The live classes and archives can be found here... http://moodle.acrod.org/ 
 
The class is called "Orthodox Scripture Study: The Gospel According To St. Matthew".
 
Email us questions LIVE at oss@acrod.org.
 
Check out our new Bible Study page... http://www.stnicholaswarren.org/biblestudy
 
A special thank you to Fr. Peter Paproski from St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Stratford, CT, and Fr. Ken Bachofsky from our parish here at St. Nicholas for making this all possible to share with the world!

Garden Angels Hold Their 5th Annual Church Picnic

posted Sep 11, 2011, 4:10 PM by Fred Anzivino   [ updated Sep 11, 2011, 4:41 PM ]

Our Garden Angels 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011 - St. Nicholas Orthodox Church's Garden Angels held their 5th annual church picnic. All morning they prepared for the lunch and they served hot dogs, hamburgers, sauerkraut, sweet corn, macaroni salad, cookie, chips and all the fixings for a good ol’ American summer picnic.
 
Everyone had a good time.  We were blessed to have Tammy Johns, daughter of Kathy Clark, with us this afternoon to join us in celebration and the good Christian fellowship that makes St. Nicholas Church so special.
 
And what summer picnic would be complete without someone having to go to the emergency room?  One of our beloved Garden Angels, Mark is highly allergic to bee stings and fell victim to a sting shortly after preparing lunch.  Luckily, he went to the emergency room and came out just fine.  Luckier still were the rest of us who were able to benefit from the fruits of his labor that afternoon.  I sure hope someone saved Mark a hotdog for all his troubles.
 
The 5th annual picnic coincidentally fell on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001.  During and after Divine Liturgy, several prayers were held for the victims, heroes, and all of their families of that horrific day.  At the picnic, all in attendance proudly sang “God Bless America”, in remembrance of the fallen, in praise of our beloved country, and in honor of our heroes and soldiers.
 
A sincere thank you goes out to our St. Nicholas Garden Angels for yet another delicious and successful church picnic!
 
Thank you and may God grant you many years!

Holy Trinity Begins Their 9th Year!

posted Sep 1, 2011, 8:10 AM by Fred Anzivino   [ updated Sep 1, 2011, 8:13 AM ]

 
 
Welcome to our first day of school !!

A special thank you to Father Ken Bachofsky, Father Andrew Gall, and  Father Jonathan Cholcher, for blessing our school to begin our school's open house on Saturday.
 
It's finally begun!  Holy Trinity begins another thankful and blessed year.  Our 9th Year!
 
Here are some of the pictures of our first days of this year...
 
 
 
Holy Trinity's First Day of School 2011

St. Nicholas Hold it's First BQQ Lunch

posted Aug 26, 2011, 10:49 AM by Fred Anzivino   [ updated Aug 26, 2011, 11:36 AM ]

 
Friday, August 26th - This past Sunday, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church held its first summer barbeque fundraiser.
 
There was slow roasted chicken and, pulled pork from the Mediterranean Grill restaurant, Uncle Pete’s famous coleslaw, sweet corn, parsley potatoes and real Italian bread that made for a very tasty and successful lunch.
 
Throughout the afternoon, the crew served almost 300 dinners to the hungry public.  With plenty of food to spare, the St. Nicholas Society generously donated the leftover food to be used at the Orthodox Outreach dinner this past Tuesday at the American Legion in Windham.
 

A huge thank you to everyone involved!  All the time and energy that was put into this barbeque was well worth it on many levels.  Not only did the church earn a few dollars from the fundraising event, but more importantly, we were able to spend the lovely Sunday afternoon together.
 
We worked hard together; we ate together, and enjoyed each other’s company.  That to me is the Christian fellowship that makes St. Nicholas a very special place to be.
 
Can't wait for next year's!

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