St. Nicholas Church Accessible

Fort Lauderdale , Florida

St. Nicholas Church

Founded 1961

Diocese: Diocese of the South

Deanery: South Florida Deanery


2001 N Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311-3918

Office: 954-566-6358

Parish Contacts

Home: 646-387-5494

Lay Leadership

Mr. Thomas Kistler


From I-95
Exit Oakland Park Blvd going east.  At Andrews Ave, turn right.  Travel south on Andrews Ave for approx. 1 1/2 miles.  St Nicholas Church is located on the right side of Andrews Ave at 20th.

Schedule of Services

Services are in English and Russian/Church Slavonic.

6:00 PM Great Vespers and Confessions.
Saturday Evening

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy followed by coffee hour.
Sunday Morning

7:00 PM Great Vespers or Vigil.
Eves of Great Feasts (on weekdays)

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Mornings of Great Feasts

For a complete list of the upcoming services or changes in the schedule, our Church school, or Adult Catechism classes, please visit our parish website,, or call the parish rectory.

Confessions are heard following Vespers/Vigil or before the Divine Liturgy.

Parish Background

Almost sixty years ago, in 1961, Russian-American retirees who had settled in Ft Lauderdale wanted a parish of their own.  They took out personal loans and second mortgages to insure that their dream would become a reality.  Today the parish is a growing community of young and elder, 2nd and 3rd generation American born and new emigres.  St Nicholas is home to families primarily of Slavic orgin (Russian, Carpatho-Russian, Macedonian, Serbian, Bulgarian).

The young and enthusiastic parishioners, looking to the future, have undertaken a large renovation project.  They have given of money, time and talent in respect for the founders and in building on their dreams of a vibrant parish:  to ensure that the St Nicholas community will have a long future glorifying God, remembering our ancenstry and witnessing to Orthodoxy in South Florida.

Because of the growth of the parish, extensive renovations have been undertaken.  These include the church itself, the hall, former rectory, and outside property.  It has taken six years to finally receive the approval of the city and get permits in hand.  During this time, construction costs have sky-rocketed.  We gladly accept donations for this project, which can be mailed to the church address.