A Welcome to Visitors
We extend a warm welcome to those are visiting Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church online and in person. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, contact us.
For Seekers & Visitors
The internet is a wonderful place to research and find information about Orthodoxy. However, if you are in the Flint area, we encourage you to visit us in person or to request a tour of our building. If you are planning a visit, please contact us.
For those who are new to our parish or new to Orthodoxy, we invite you to read through this page for some helpful hints.
Types of Services
The Orthodox Church has over 2000 years of musical, written, and cultural tradition. There are several kinds of services that occur in the Church's calendar. The few listed below are the most common services celebrated in our parish:
What To Expect When You Visit
If you have a Protestant or non-Christian background, you may be surprised by the sights, smells, and sounds that surround you during our Church services. Those with liturgical backgrounds (such as Lutherans, Episcopalians, or Roman Catholics) may be familiar with the format of our services and possibly some of the traditions that we keep or the hymns that are used. We invite everyone to ask about the reasons behind our practices, especially where it differs from your experience.
The information below may help to explain some of the dominant features of each service:
Helpful Hints For Visitors