Our Parish History:

The Founding of the Parish of

Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church of

Bridgeport, Connecticut


To Our Beloved Founders
On this fiftieth anniversary of the dedication of our church, we, the grateful beneficiaries of the labors and sacrifices of our Syrian immigrant forebears, acknowledge with deep humility the incalculable debt we owe them. I pray that this brief narrative helps everyone in the Saint Nicholas Church family appreciate the love, dedication, and unwavering faith of our beloved founders, who gave us this blessing.

Richard L. Marrash

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Saint Nicholas Growing Families
Saint Nicholas Growing Families


From left to right, Louis Shamas, John Nassra, George N. Macol, the Rev. George R. George, John D. Zamary, Michael A. Terek, Willard R. Stowe


Members of the First Parish Council
Members of the First Parish Council