Our parish serves the Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic community in the Delaware, Maryland and Southeast Pennsylvania Areas. Our church belongs to the Byzantine Catholic Church, an Eastern Catholic Church that has its own rite and liturgical traditions. Along with the Roman Catholic Church, the Byzantine Church is in full communion with Rome and is under the spiritual leadership of the Pope of Rome. The parish belongs to the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia.
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St. Nicholas is a vibrant and active parish that comprises descendants from the pre-WWI immigration and from the post-WWII immigration. More recently, after the fall of Communism, we have welcomed many new immigrants from Ukraine. All have come to the United States in search of a better life – while keeping their heritage alive. The parish also has many families of various ethnicities that enjoy Eastern Christian spirituality and traditions.
We celebrated our Centennial Jubilee in 2003. Founded in 1903, parishioners first worshipped in the old church on Heald Street in Wilmington. The present church edifice was completed in 1969. For the glory of God, our church contains genuine art masterpieces including extensive mosaic iconography, stained glass windows and a beautiful cupola.
We are a busy and active parish where there are always parish and social activities to enjoy. We hope this website will help to answer your questions and provide information about our parish and Church. If you should have any questions, please contact us.
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We especially invite you to visit us for prayer and worship to experience yourself the richness and beauty of our Ukrainian Byzantine Rite. As the Apostle Philip said (John1:46), “Come and see!”