Cultural Ministries

Our Mission

The Greek Orthodox faith is not a religion with any national allegiance. We practice a universal evangelical mission as Christ charged us with in Matt. 28 to "baptize all nations." However, one of the first nations to receive the good news of Christ from the original Apostles was the region presently known as Greece when Paul went with his companions to Philippi (Acts 16). Ever since, the Greek people have embraced the Christian faith so closely that it has become completely intertwined in their identity (and local culture). Saint Nicholas has faithful of all backgrounds, including a large portion with Greek heritage. We are proud of this heritage, and we offer plenty of cultural ministries to celebrate the beauty and vibrancy of the Greek Christian people.

Hellenic Dance Program

The Hellenic Dance Program is open to all Saint Nicholas stewards (both youth and adults). Our dance groups are divided according to age. Our award-winning "Nea Smyrni" (our youngest dancers), "Zoyra" (our Middle & High School dancers), and our adult dance program all meet regularly for practices and have a proud tradition on and off the dance floor. Anyone interested in being a part of the above dance teams must be a steward in good standing at Saint Nicholas, and all youth dancers must be enrolled (and regularly attending) our Sunday Church School classes. For Adult Dance information click here.

Contact our Youth Dance Director

  

AHEPA

The Order of AHEPA was founded in Atlanta, GA in 1922 to fight hatred, bigotry and discrimination and to help Greek immigrants assimilate into American society. Its mission is to promote the ancient Hellenic ideals of education, philanthropy, civic responsibility, family and individual excellence through community service and volunteerism. Our own AHEPA Cape Fear Chapter 408 excels in keeping to these founding principles, all while remaining integral members of our Saint Nicholas Church Family.

Email our AHEPA President

 

Hellenic Events

We have a robust calendar of worship services and fellowship events at Saint Nicholas. However the calendar would not be complete without the many Hellenic cultural celebrations and events we have annually as well. Celebrations like "Oxi Day," Greek Independence Day and of course our annual Wilmington Greek Festival help add the unique flavor and proud tradition of our ancient Hellenic forefathers and mothers. 

Click Here for More Hellenic Resources

 

Greek Language School

Greek language instruction is a highly successful component of the Saint Nicholas educational and youth ministries. Classes are every Friday evening during the academic year. Classes are organized according to age, with even a very successful adult language program. In our attempt to provide a comprehensive education, the Saint Nicholas Hellenic School also exposes the students to Hellenic art, culture and history, as well as the Orthodox faith and Traditions. 

Email our Greek School Director