St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

Family-centered Traditional Orthodox Church McKinney, TX
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

Who We Are

We are a small, welcoming family-centered community of Orthodox Christians from all parts of the globe. Some of us are emigres from Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Bulgaria and other Orthodox nations, while others are American converts to Orthodoxy. We have all found the "Pearl of great price" in the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Eastern Orthodox Christian Church. We are a parish of the Chicago diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

The Divine Liturgy and other services are performed in English, with some Church Slavonic and Russian.

We gladly welcome visitors and inquirers and always have a complimentary meal on Sunday to get acquainted.

About Us

Vibe
Traditional Liturgy, Friendly, Lots of kids, Multigenerational

Programs
Adult Education, Choir

Music
Chanting, A capella

Denomination
Orthodox (ROCOR)

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
1991

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
708 S. Chestnut St.
McKinney, TX 75069

Phone
972-658-5433

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
We have a full cycle of Traditional Russian Orthodox services, primarily served in English. Services consist of psalms (read and sung), prayer litanies, hymns, scripture readings, short homilies, and the service of the Eucharist. The prayers are read and sung by solo chanters and an a capella choir.

What is the community like?
We are a close-knit, welcoming, family-centered community with many young children.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Everybody is welcome to visit and pray with us, and we encourage visitors to stay for lunch so we can get to know each other. Anybody who wishes to learn more about the Orthodox Church is encouraged to speak with our pastor. As the Sacrament of the Eucharist represents the fullness of unity in faith, we ask that only Orthodox Christians can approach to receive the Eucharist in our church.

Leadership View all

Priest Seraphim Holland

Priest Seraphim Holland

Fr. Seraphim has been the pastor of St. Nicholas since 1994. In addition to his work with the parish, he maintains an very active prison ministry, visiting 3 different Texas prisons each month. Fr. Seraphim is also a Registered Nurse.

What Members Say Add your voice

  • Wonderful services. Fr Seraphim is a great priest, every Sunday homily gives me something, tells me something I didn't know or feel before. We had our newborn daughter baptized here last year. We live in Southlake, kind of a long drive, but love to come here on Sundays.
  • St. Nicholas in McKinney has great services that are mostly in English but also with parts in Slavonic. It is a wonderful place to experience the beauty of ancient Christianity and to meet a lot of friendly people as well. We have a lunch together after the services so come visit and stay awhile! David H.
  • I have been a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church for almost 4 years now. It has been the answer to decades of prayer and searching for a genuine, fully Christian worship experience and real community in a church. Russian Orthodox Christians, especially, will feel right at home at St. Nicholas. For those not acquainted with Orthodox services it may be a little like stepping back in time or traveling to an exotic foreign land---not a bad thing at all for the adventurous, but could be daunting and a bit overwhelming for some. Just come early, introduce yourself (if our friendly members don't introduce themselves first!), meet our wonderful pastor, Father Seraphim, settle in and prepare for a beautiful service full of Christ centered worship, scripture and angelic music. I can't say enough good things about St. Nicholas. 'Come and see!'
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