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St Columba Western Rite Orthodox Church

(cor. of Truck Inn Way & Mission Way), PO Box 1661 - 1320 Mission Way • Fernley, Nevada 89408 • United States • 775 835-6915 • Orthodox

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St. Columba Orthodox Church is a parish of the Western Rite Communities of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia — a canical part of the Russian Orthodox Church.  The Western-Rite of the Orthodox Church is arespose to requests to re-establish the Western Church as it existed prior to the Great Schism in AD 1054..

Saint Columba’s is a part of the 300 million-member Orthodox Church while preserving Western liturgical and cultural heritage and patrimony. Our bishop is Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

In 1996 Saint Columba's had constructed a garage kit and began using it as a church building; the interior includes reminders of the cloud of witnesses by which we are surrounded. In 2016 the entire parish completed a journey from protestant Anglicanism to catholic Western Rite Orthodoxy.


Saint Columba parish offers the Divine Liturgy of Saint Gregory the Great each Sunday morning at 10:00.

If you have experienced the Catholic Latin Mass or an Anglican church service, you will be comfortable with the liturgy at Saint Columba's parish. Orthodox Holy Orders and all seven sacraments are valid.

You won’t find anything new here. No new theology... no politically correct trendy worship. Music is provided by the congregation in a capella using the 1940 Hymnal. You will find a friendly and welcoming congregation committed to following the person of and the teaching of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. Orthodoxy is a lifestyle and not a "Sunday-only" thing. Our purpose here on earth is to work toward becoming more like Christ.

We are not a place for "beige" Christianity but a hospital for sinners and a parish committed to living our life for God in this world and in the next.

Our church building is at 1320 Mission Way, just north of I-80 Exit 48 in Fernley, Nevada (corner of Truck inn Way and Mission way). The building is small , and there is plenty of parking.



At Saint Columba’s We are a parish in the English and Celtic tradition. Although sometimes considered "ethnic," the Orfhodox Church throughout history has sought to use the language of the country in worship. In the United States, American English with a familiar "King James" lilt Is the language of worship. We are Orthodox in Faith and approved Western in practice You are welcome to visit us Sunday at 10:00 AM.

Evening Prayer (Vespers) is Wednesday at 7:00 PM where you can pray like a Christian Monk (for 28 minutes). No guitars, no altar call, no "offering".... Just the sound of men at prayer.

Holy Day and week day Services are as announced.


“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Heb. 13:8).

 “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers” (Acts).


Saint Columba’s as a parish in the original Christian church is concerned with the direction in which our nation is headed. We note that our nation’s laws differ from the Church in definitions of Marriage, Divorce, Birth Control, THE REALITY THAT PARENTS ARE THE PRIMARY TEACHERS OF THEIR CHILDREN. We believe that our obligation is to recognize and teach that in private life and in public life Christ is King, and that all freedoms emanate from Him. We believe that freedom is not a license to break all rules, but is the gift given to us that allows us to value God's rules.




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Locate a Pregnancy Center near you. There is a center in Reno, a center in Fernley and a center in Fallon. If you or someone you know is an unexpectedly expectant mother, the site provides a vital link to help for mother and baby.

Please remember to pray and work to stop the legal slaughter of unborn babies in this country. No nation can survive the murder of over 60,000,000 of its children.

Speaking of children: You may want to take advantage of some quality Christian education at St. Nicholas Orthodox Academy in Reno.

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Our Services & Events

Confessions each Sunday

9:30 AM

Vespers (Evening Prayer)

7 PM Wednesday

Sunday Divine Liturgy

10:00 AM

Our Staff

Fr William Bauer

Parish Priest •

Western Rite Radio

1940 Hymnal

Music •

Mike Stone

All-Around-Good-Guy •