Saint Nicholas
Orthodox Church
Endicott, NY

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Memory Eternal!
Archpriest Stephanos Shagoury Resposed in the Lord

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

It is with great saddness that we announce the falling asleep of our former pastor, Archpriest Stephanos Shagoury, as reported on the Eastern American Diocese website (date of repose corrected from the original):

"On July 24, after a brief illness, Archpriest Stephanos Shagoury reposed in the Lord.

Born in Cambridge, MA, Fr. Stephanos attended MIT and then Holy Cross Greek Seminary. He was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood by Metropolitan Maximos (Aghiorgoussis) of Pittsburgh in 1997, and served in several parishes of the Greek Archdiocese.

In 2011, Fr. Stephanos was received into ROCOR’s Eastern American Diocese and appointed rector of St. Nicholas Church in Endicott, NY. During the Diocesan Pastoral Conference in October 2012, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York awarded Fr. Stephanos the gold pectoral cross. In 2013, he was elevated to the rank of Archpriest for his dedicated service to the Holy Church. From 2015 until 2017, he served as a cleric of St. Nicholas Monastery in North Fort Meyers, FL.

In 2018, he requested and was permitted transfer to the Antiochian Archdiocese, where he continued his pastoral and missionary labors. Though his time as a cleric of the Eastern American Diocese was brief, his brother clergy remember him as a faithful and dedicated laborer of Christ’s Vineyard, and will remember him in their prayers.

He is survived by his two children, Abraham and Sophia."

A pannihida will be served at our parish following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, July 29.

Memory eternal to the newly-reposed Archpriest Stephanos!


Christ is in our midst! He was, He is, and He will be!

Our parish bookstore is open during Fellowship Hour after services!

Upcoming Services and Events
Saturday, 16 / 29 September
6:30 Great Vespers
Sunday, 17 / 30 September
9:15 Hours and Divine Liturgy
Saturday, 23 September / 6 October
6:30 Great Vespers
Sunday, 24 September / 7 October
9:15 Hours and Divine Liturgy
Saturday, 30 September / 13 October
6:30 Great Vespers
Sunday, 1 / 14 October
Protection of the Theotokos
9:15 Hours and Divine Liturgy
Saturday, 7 / 20 October
6:30 Great Vespers

Welcome to the website of Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church located in Endicott, New York, about nine miles west of Binghamton. Our parish is under the omophorion of His Eminence HILARION, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. We trace our roots back to our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles and their teachings. We are a refuge of the moral, theological, spiritual, and liturgical traditions of the Holy Orthodox Church whose unbroken Traditions date back to the day of Holy Pentecost in 33 AD. Our church is dedicated to our Father among the Saints Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra of Lycia, the Wonderworker. Our primary Patronal Feast is celebrated on May 9/22, the Feastday of the Translation of his sacred relics from Myra to Bari, Italy (in 1087), where they are venerated there, here, and elsewhere to the present day. Our secondary Patronal Feast is celebrated on December 6/19, which is the Feastday of our Father among the Saints Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra of Lycia, the Wonderworker. We invite you to come and visit Saint Nicholas and us, the Orthodox faithful at his parish in Endicott, and come into contact with the worship of early Christianity! You are always welcome to pray with us and participate in our activities and programs!


Hymn to Saint Nicholas:
For those of us who find ourselves amid misfortunes as we journey by land or sail the seas, for those of us who are nearby or far removed, thou art a great and fervent advocate, an exceeding merciful and mighty intercessor, O Holy Nicholas, sacred preacher of Christ. Wherefore, assembling we cry: Entreat the Lord that we may be delivered from every evil circumstance.