Nativity Fast / Advent
This is a joyous fast in anticipation of the Nativity of Christ. In the weeks between now and December 24, we prepare ourselves to celebrate the birth in the flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ. Give careful consideration to prepare for confession, participate in almsgiving, and apply the Church’s prescription for fasting. You will find […]
ADVENT ALMSGIVING OPPORTUNITIES
Fasting should always be accompanied by prayer and almsgiving. By following in the example set by our Patron Saint, we encourage the Faithful to participate in the following almsgiving opportunities: ALMSGIVING REFLECTION “Do that which is good, and no evil shall touch you. Prayer is good with fasting and alms and righteousness. A little […]
HONORING the LORD with OUR FIRST FRUITS
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This has been an unusually difficult year, but God has continued to bestow many blessings on all of us, so we are thankful. This year, the Stewardship Team has chosen the message: “time on the Vine” as our stewardship focus. Jesus says in John 15:5: “I am the Vine, […]
Fr. Michael’s Midweek Reflection–Thanksgiving, No Matter What
Each Wednesday, Fr. Michael shares an encouraging message, hoping to bring light, clarity, and peace into our challenging lives November 25, 2020 Thanksgiving, No Matter What It’s easy to be thankful when things go our way, but if we’re only thankful then, maybe it’s not gratitude, but just satisfaction. In 2020, some are feeling like […]
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IN-PERSON SERVICE ATTENDANCE
With joy, we welcome everyone back to prayer and in-person worship! Although we are limited to 25% seating capacity (approximately 125 people), we will use The Cultural Center for overflow which enables an additional 125 people to attend. With this stated, no pre-registration is needed to attend services. However, please be certain to review […]
‘From Broadway to Grand Rapids’ – DEADLINE!!!
At the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese Convention, July 26, 2019, we will feature the Musical Production: ‘From Broadway to Grand Rapids’. Open auditions for this sensational evening is open to all talented Orthodox performers. Submissions can be made at: [Video Auditions]. This will be a night to remember!
Saturday of Souls
The first universal, ancestral Saturday is on Meatfare Saturday (Saturday of Souls). It falls during Meatfare Week and before the last day on which one may eat meat before the Great Fast begins. The following day, Sunday, commemorates the Dread judgment of Christ, and the Church prays for all that have departed in faith and […]
Let there be Light!
Well, I had another blog post ready to go for today, but the beautiful sunny morning we’ve been enjoying here in West Michigan has convinced me to spend some time reflecting on the importance of light. We’ve gone through several weeks where we’ve not really seen the sun. This is not a practical problem; we […]
Prosopon School of Iconology and Iconography Icon Workshop Instructors: Tatiana Berestov with Demitrii Berestov Date: March 20-25, 2017 Location: Francisan Life Process Center Address: 11650 Downes St. NE, Lowell, MI 49331 Go to Icon Workshop and click on location to register for the workshop, lodging and an optional continental breakfast. You may bring your own food […]
Throughout the month of January, Teen SOYO will be collecting NEW or GENTLY USED children’s shoes for In The Image! In The Image has been providing shoes for elementary students in select Grand Rapids, Godfrey-Lee, Kentwood, and Wyoming Schools through their Shoes Help Our Elementary Students program for 20 YEARS! [Click here to learn more […]
Alison’s Choice Film Screening Come & experience the profile film “Alison’s Choice” tomorrow, February 9 at Celebration! Cinema Woodland. This is a private screening of this feature-length movie sponsored by Grand Rapids Right to Life. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the Right to Life table in the theater lobby. For information […]