About Us

We are a group of Orthodox Christian disciples of Jesus Christ. We are from all walks of life and a multitude of backgrounds and experiences: young and old, single and married, with and without children. We are native Montanans and happily transplanted residents. We’re just like you.  The church of St. Nicholas is a cross section of Billings life, and possibly the only thing we all have in common is our desire to follow Christ as devout Orthodox Christians. It’s a hard road, but glorious.


Currently St. Nicholas Church draws people from far and wide from across the vast expanse of the Montana and northern Wyoming countryside. Some parishioners drive over three hours each weekend to worship.  An increasing number of converts from other backgrounds are also shaping the fabric of the community as Orthodoxy continues its astonishing growth in Montana.


The parish of St. Nicholas constantly considers how it might more effectively garner the growth of the Orthodox Faith in the surrounding region. Services are periodically held in Northern Wyoming, and the Faith is shared with our sister parishes in Bozeman, Butte, Helena, Great Falls, Missoula, and Kalispell.  We are also involved in the effort of establishing the Monastery of St. Peter in Harrison, MT.

Our Hierarchs & Clergy


His Beatitude, Tikhon
Archbishop of Washington D.C.
Metropolitan of All America & Canada

Archbishop ?? San Francisco, CA   2015 All America Council Orthodox Church in America

His Eminence, Benjamin
Archbishop of San Francisco and the Diocese of the West

Reverend Moses Hibbard
Rector at Saint Nicholas


Visit Us

We welcome you to join us for a service. If it's your first time to an Orthodox service, we recommend coming for a Vespers service on Saturday evenings when it's quieter and there is time to visit afterward.