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House Blessings

Dear Parishioners, Theophany House Blessings is annual event which follows the Feast of Theophany, the Baptism of Christ, bringing the blessings of the waters in which Christ was baptized to our homes, as a blessing upon our families. BACKGROUND INFORMATION  Houses are traditionally blessed with Holy Water each year bringing the blessings of the Waters sanctified […]

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PATRONAL FEAST

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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 “Not to enable the poor to share in our goods is to steal from them and deprive them of life. The […]

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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 […]

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COVID-19 GUIDELINES

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

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Midweek Reflection — Stay Curious

Each Wednesday, Fr. Michael shares an encouraging message, hoping to bring light, clarity, and peace into our challenging lives.   November 30, 2022  Stay Curious Throughout a potentially challenging week last week, I found that staying curious about what I could learn through the experience–and specifically curious about how God would be at work around […]

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STAY INFORMED

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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STRATEGIC PLANNING

Please complete the All Parish Survey! The deadline is November 18, 2022!   As a church, progress and success require periodically assessing where we are, where we want to be, and how we will get there. Every adult 18 and older should complete the survey. Please take 10 minutes to complete the [SURVEY]. Thank you! […]

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GROWING in our FAITH

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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‘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!    

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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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Iconography Workshop

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 […]

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