News/Events

Feast of the Annunciation

Rejoice, O Theotokos, O deliverance of Adam from the curse! Rejoice, O chaste Theotokos! Rejoice, O living bush! Rejoice, O lamp! Rejoice, O throne! Rejoice, O ladder and door! Rejoice, O divine chariot! Rejoice, O bright cloud! Rejoice, O temple, O most-gilded jar! Rejoice, O mountain! Rejoice, O tabernacle and table! Rejoice, O deliverer of […]

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Adoration of the Cross

“Take up your cross and follow me” means to get started on our journey to salvation. If the road we are on does not have God’s Eternal Kingdom as its destination, then we had better make a U-turn and find the right one! “Taking up our cross and following Jesus” means trying harder when those […]

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Orthodoxy Sunday

The Sunday of Orthodoxy is the first Sunday of Great Lent. The dominant theme of this Sunday since 843 has been that of the victory of the icons. In that year the iconoclastic controversy, which had raged on and off since 726, was finally laid to rest, and icons and their veneration were restored on […]

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Antiochian Women’s Month

The month of March, designated as Antiochian Women Month by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, is a time when the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of North America encourage their sisters in Christ to participate in the Liturgy and minister in their parishes and their communities. With this focus in mind, the women of our parish are encouraged […]

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A Guide for Great Lent

      2019 LENTEN RETREAT   Archdeacon Saed Rihani of St. Mary Orthodox Church in Palos Heights, IL will be with us Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31 for an engaging and inspiring Lenten Retreat Weekend. ADULT RETREAT – Saturday, March 30 from 9:00 – 1:30 PM – PURSUING HOLINESS: Using our Time, […]

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Food For Hungry People

This year we celebrate 45 years of raising funds for our FOOD FOR HUNGRY PEOPLE program. Through your generosity, millions of dollars of food and aid has been distributed to the hungry poor in the United States and around the World. Every year, we are able to help more unfortunate men, women and children. Last […]

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Past Event

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 […]

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Past Event

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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Past Event

Shoe Drive

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 […]

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House Blessings

BACKGROUND INFORMATION  Houses are traditionally blessed with Holy Water each year bringing the blessings of The Waters sanctified on the Feast of Theophany, the celebration of our Lord’s baptism. The priest brings this Water into the home to personally bless each family member by renewing the awareness of God’s presence in our homes.  A house […]

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Past Event

“Alison’s Choice”

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 […]

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Christmas at St. Nicholas

The following services give us the opportunity to enter fully into the reality of the birth of the Savior and the hope with which it fills our lives. The liturgical celebration mirrors that of Holy Week, as we celebrate the salvation which begins at His Birth and culminates in His saving Passion, Death, and Resurrection […]

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