News/Events

Middle Eastern Dinner

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Let’s Talk About the HARD Stuff

We regret to announce, due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, St. Nicholas Church, along with our friends at Faithtree Resources has decided to postpone our retreat weekend “Let’s Talk About the Hard Stuff” until a future date in order to accommodate as many registrants as possible. Stay tuned for a new date, to be announced very […]

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Dormition Fast and Paraklesis Services

The Theotokos, the Virgin Mary, was “blessed amongst women,” and she was chosen “to bear the Savior of our souls.” Orthodox Christians consider her to be the Queen of all the saints and angels. Knowing that she is eternally present at the throne of God interceding for mankind, we pray for her love, guidance, and […]

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Girls’ Night Out

Girls’ Night Out (GNO) is a wonderful social opportunity designed for the Women of St. Nicholas. At GNO women reunited with old friends while getting to know other women of the Church. ALL women ages 18 and older are encouraged to attend for a wonderful time of fellowship, fun, and food! OUR NEXT EVENT Date: […]

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Diabetes PATH Leader Training

        Diabetes PATH Leader Training is being offered by Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan Place:  3215 Eaglecrest Drive, Grand Rapids, MI  49525 Date:  August 28, 29, 30 and 31, 2017 Time: 9 – 4 pm Lunch will be provided RSVP BY AUGUST 17, 2017   WHAT IS DIABETES PATH? Diabetes PATH (Personal […]

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Town Hall Minutes

St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church: Town Hall meeting June 25, 2017   12:05 PM (started with approx. 90 people, 65 by end of the meeting)   Opening– Father Michael and Mike (Mike) 2020 is well under way.  We have pledges of $405,000.  Pledges to 2020 Vision will go toward the following: Pay off the mortgage Replace […]

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Egg Tempera Workshops

The following classes are being offered for students who desire to be engaged in exercises to strengthen their knowledge and skills in color and created light as applied in the methods of the Prosopon School of Iconology icon writing and will be good preparation for anyone interested in the writing of icons. EGG TEMPERA COLOR […]

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Apostles’ Fast

The Bible contains 4 lists of the names of the 12 apostles: Matt 10:12, Mark 3:13, Luke 6:14 and Acts 1:13. They vary slightly as well as the sequence although they list Peter first, even though it was Andrew (his brother) who was called first by the Lord. It is believed that Christ selected only […]

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The Ascension of our Lord

Biblical Story The story of the Ascension of our Lord, celebrated as one of the Twelve Great Feasts of the Church, is found in the book of the Acts of the Apostles 1:3-11. It is also mentioned in the Gospels of Mark (16:19) and Luke (24:50-53). The moment of the Ascension is told in one […]

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Mother’s Day

If I Knew As A Child If I knew as a child what I know now, Mom,I probably wouldn’t have made things so hard for you.I would have understood that you were looking out for my best interest,even though it may not have seemed so at the time.I would have known how difficult it is […]

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HOLY WEEK & PASCHA

We look forward to all that God has for us as we journey toward Pascha. Please reference the following documents to assist you in not only staying informed of the dates and times of each service but also in understanding the essence of each. The Church offers us great richness and beauty in these services, and […]

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A Reflection on the March Iconography Workshop

  Recently, the Prosopon School offered a basic workshop at the Franciscan Life Process Center in Lowell, MI.  As an artist and a Christian, I was happy to be able to explore the spiritual process of creating art for worship.  I believe the next chapter of my creativity involves both worship and painting and wanted to […]

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