Welcome to St Nicholas Orthodox Christian Church of Springdale, Arkansas. We would be love for you to Come & See.
Our Church Community
Our parish community, presided over by His Grace Bishop NICHOLAS and served by the Archpriest John Atchison, is in the Southeast Diocese of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America. As part of the Church of Antioch (founded by the Apostle Peter in AD 34), we trace our roots all the way back to the ancient city of Antioch where the disciples of Jesus Christ were first called “Christians” (Acts 11:26).
The Church of Christ
The Orthodox Church is the oldest and second largest Christian group in the world. We are called by God our creator to worship and follow Him, and to proclaim to the world His message of love, peace, and union with Himself though healing.
God loves all mankind and desires that everyone would believe in Him, know Him, abide in Him, and there by receive eternal life in Him. To accomplish this, God Himself came into the world as a man, Jesus Christ, becoming human that we might become like God.
To learn more about how God has revealed Himself to humanity and to discover historic Christianity, read through our menu pages. You will also find resource links to other websites that might help you on your journey. But most of all we encourage you to Contact Us and to “Come & See.” We look hope to hear from you.
For a concise statement of the fundamental beliefs of the Orthodox Christian Church read our Statement of Faith – the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed – which our patron, Saint Nicholas, helped compose in AD 325.
St Nicholas, Bishop of Myra
Saint Nicholas was the Bishop of Myra in Lycia, (present day Turkey). He is known not only for many miracles but also for his love and compassion for both children and for the poor. He was present at the first Ecumenical Council in Nicaea and was a staunch opponent of the heresy of Arianism.
Read more about the life of the real “Saint Nick.”