St. Nicholas Church

San Diego, California

St. Nicholas Church

Founded 1940

Diocese: Diocese of the West

Deanery: Desert Deanery


3873 Cherokee Ave
San Diego, California 92104


Church: 619-284-9476

Parish Contacts

Office: 619-281-1093

Lay Leadership

Mrs. Raisa Shkalov
Choir Director
Home: 619-446-8677


From Interstate 8
Take 805 state.  From 805 take University exit, turn right, and proceed east.  The Church is located on Cherokee Ave, between 36 and 37 Strs, south of University Ave.

Schedule of Services

Services are held in English and Russian (Slavonic).

6:00 PM Vespers.
Saturday Evening

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday Morning

6:00 PM Vespers.
Eves of Great Feasts

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Mornings of Great Feasts

For a complete list of upcoming services, please visit the parish website.

Confessions are heard after Saturday Evening Vespers and one 1/2 hour before Liturgies.

Parish Background

St Nicholas Church was organized in 1940 by a small group of local Orthodox Christians.  In the early years, services were held in a rented house.  In 1957, The Church was built at the present location.

The social hall was built in 1960.  Every Sunday after Liturgy we enjoy getting together for a cup of coffee and piroshki, meeting our friends, and welcoming visitors to our church.  Church activities, for the most part, consist of picnics and pot-lucks.