St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
Stratford, Connecticut
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR)
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St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church is a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR), in the Eastern American diocese. Our bishop is Metropolitan HILARION of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.


Parish Clergy

Archpriest George Lardas (right) has served as rector of St. Nicholas since 2000. A graduate of Holy Trinity seminary in Jordanville, New York, he was ordained a priest in 1989. Before coming to Stratford, he served in Houston, Texas.

Protodeacon Paul Giatas (left) was officially assigned to this parish in 2013, and served informally for several years before then. He was ordained a deacon in 1983, after attending Holy Cross seminary in Boston. Previously he served in Cumberland, Rhode Island.


Parish Council

Dexter Peavy  (Starosta/President), Anastasia Milligan, Elena Curran, Evan Tilley, Galina Rakov, Joan Hudobenko, Katherine Kendall-Callaghan, Maria Peavy, Pavel Shurba, Peter Curran, Sonya DeBiase, Walter Wolog, Victoria Licamele.