Midweek Reflection — Taking the Risk of Faith

Listen to Fr. Michael’s encouraging message as he brings light, clarity, and peace to our challenging lives.   March 29, 2023 Taking the Risk of Faith We often give ourselves credit for steps of “faith” that have no risk or cost, but stop at the point that risk and cost begin. Since faith is actually […]

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This summer, Fr. Michael will be experiencing renewal. In the weeks ahead, Fr. Michael and the parish Council will communicate details on the new protocols that we will follow in his absence. As a parish, we will spend intentional time being renewed as well by reading the book: Renewing You: A Priest, a Psychologist, and […]

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Each Wednesday and Saturday, we send electronic communication to our members and friends of St. Nicholas. Additionally, this distribution list is also used to keep everyone updated on special news (urgent prayer requests, deaths, etc.) that affect those within the church family. If you are not receiving these weekly and special updates, please sign-up at […]

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Food For Hungry People

  FOOD FOR HUNGRY PEOPLE PROGRAM   For 49 years our Archdiocese has been raising funds for the Food for Hungry and Charitable Outreach Program (FFHP) started by Metropolitan Phillip in 1974. Through your generosity, over $7,000,000 has been distributed to the hungry and poor, locally, in the United States and around the World.  With all the […]

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A Guide for Great Lent

      GREAT LENT   The season of Great Lent is the time of preparation for the feast of the Resurrection of Christ. It is the living symbol of man’s entire life which is to be fulfilled in his own resurrection from the dead with Christ. It is a time of renewed devotion: of prayer, fasting, […]

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For a list of COVID symptoms, please visit: [SYMPTOMS]. [COVID DASHBOARD]    

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PREPARING FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY Thank you for taking the time to read the reports in this year’s General Assembly booklet. If you have questions, please direct them to the appropriate person as listed in the booklet: GENERAL ASSEMBLY BOOKLET 2023. Lunch and childcare will be provided during the General Assembly.   VIRTUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY […]

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Presentation of Christ in the Temple

Troparion of Ss. Simeon and Anna In the Temple thou didst embrace as an infant God the Word Who became flesh. O glorious Elder Simeon, who didst hold God in thine arms. And also as a prophetess the august Anna ascribed praise to Him. We acclaim you as divine servants of Christ.   SERVICES Wednesday, […]

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The Order of St. Ignatius of Antioch – LEARN MORE

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GROWING in our FAITH Adult Sunday Class Teachings Bible Study Weekly Series Introduction to Orthodoxy – Classes 101 and 201 (Taught by Fr. Michael Nasser) Rita Madden – “The Blessings of Fasting“ Dr. Greg Abdalah – “Living a Christian Life in Our World Today” Session One Session Two Elissa Bjeltich – Church School Teacher Workshop […]

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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 […]

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Discussions on Spiritual Care in a Secular Healthcare System

We hope you can join us on January 27 and 28, 2017. Click here to download the registration form. Please complete the form and return it by January 16 to reserve your place. We look forward to seeing you at the retreat! Friday, January 27: 4:30-5:00 p.m. Check-in. 5:00 p.m. Vespers Service [Evening prayer service with […]

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