The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible…

Major feasts of the Orthodox Church

A selection of major feasts is here illustrated with icons.

Orthodox Catechisms on the web

Several catechisms exist on the web.

Some of the classics are..

Our History

St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church

Beginnings of the Antiochian Orthodox Community in Melbourne

St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church has served the Antiochian and other Orthodox in Melbourne for eighty-five years. From its beginnings in 1932 until the mid-1950s, St Nicholas was the sole religious and community centre for many immigrants from Lebanon and elsewhere in the Middle East

Over the years, St. Nicholas extended a welcoming arm to other newly arrived Orthodox such as the Russian, Ukrainian, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Serbian and Coptic communities. They would worship at St. Nicholas until they were able to establish their own churches.

St Nicholas continues to represent Orthodoxy to the wider Christian and Australian communities. It provides
a pathway for people to learn about Orthodoxy and to enter the Orthodox Church. In doing so it projects a pan-Orthodox vision of the Church, enabling it to extend and broaden the mission of Orthodoxy in Australia.

This role has made St Nicholas possibly the most well known of all Orthodox churches in Melbourne.

Our contact details

176 Simpson Street, East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia

Fr. Georges El-Khoury

0411 811 468

Lots of Ways to get Involved

Please refer to our latest Events & News

Sunday School

Family Camp



Senior Groups


Holy Week



We Gather Every Wednesday & Sunday


10:00am - 1:00 pm
176 Simpson Street, East Melbourne, Victoria, 3002
Tel / Fax (03) 9417 2266 

Divine Liturgy (ARABIC, English)

Feast day services are held in English and Arabic. Service books are made available in both languages


Senior Group


 Senior Citizen Group was established by late Gabriel Kabbas in the year 1992, at the request of Fr Dimitri Baroudi. It was recognised by the City of Melbourne as a Non-English speaking background group.