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"And we went into the Greek lands, and we were led into a place where they serve their God,

and we did not know where we were, in Heaven or on Earth"

Divine Liturgy Schedule

 

Saturday

4:00 PM Anticipated Sunday Obligation with Vespers


Sunday 

8:30 AM Slavonic / English mix

11:00 AM English

Weekdays and Holy Days please consult the bulletin
 

Confessions 

Examination of Conscience

Between Liturgies or by appointment

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome, and thank you for visiting the St Nicholas Church website.

Feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit.

We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.

The Sunday celebration of the Lord's Day and his Eucharist is at the heart of the Church's life. "Sunday is the day on which the paschal mystery is celebrated in light of the apostolic tradition and is to be observed as the foremost holy day of obligation in the universal Church."

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        Christ is Risen!         

Indeed He is Risen!

 

Christos Voskrese!

Voistinu Voskrese!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for the sick and shut-in of our parish:

Anna Uhrin, Cindy Dinsmore, Lillian Stefano, Kitty Marchione,

Ann Pawluszka, Jim St. Germain, Shirley Kostiuk and Steve Terlescki

and continue to give support and prayers for the future ordination of

Subdeacon Phil Dinsmore. 

 

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SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN

 

Epistle: Acts 11: 19-26.29-30

Gospel: St. John 4: 5-42

 

 

 

 

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The Gospel reading today takes place at the well. When you live in the desert, water is experienced as essential for life. It’s simple, no water equals no life.  The well is also the meeting place. It is the place of encounter and engagement.  Jesus meets the woman at the well.  The woman at the well comes to draw water. Yet when she leaves, she leaves behind her water jar for she has found something more than water, more life giving, she has found the source of life – The people when they come to Jesus at the well – tell the woman after they hear Him speak – "No longer does our faith depend on your story. We have heard for ourselves and we know they this is really the Savior of the World!"  Jesus is the meeting place for Christians – He has established the New Covenant in His Body and His Blood.  Take this and eat it. This is my Body.  Drink of this all of you. This is my Blood of the new covenant for the remission of sins.  Do this in memory of me.  Jesus is the source of faith. He opens up for us and is the gift of Divine Life. It is around this that our faith, our worship, our community, our identity is made as Christians.  The communion hymn for Mid-Pentecost on Wednesday says: He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood live in Me and I live in him, says the Lord. Alleluia!  Our Communion hymn for today says: Receive the Body of Christ! Drink the source of immortality. Alleluia!  Our Liturgy, our worship identifies Jesus as the well, the source of immortal life, the source of divine life. Jesus is the one around whom we gather and offer ourselves with Him. Jesus is the one who leads us and teaches us, who meets us in the Divine Liturgy. Jesus is our source of faith and hope. At every Eucharist we receive Him into our lives. At every Eucharist we offer ourselves to Him as we receive our Lord and our Savior. At every Eucharist we are united to Christ and one another. The Eucharist is the source of immortality!

 

With Me Every Day 

May I begin each day with grateful thoughts of You.  May I be ever grateful for all that You do for me … for guidance each and every day, protection strong and true, lifting me up in Your great love in all I say and do.  Your love is like a river flowing through my heart, as I awake each morning, You’re with me from the start.

 

Love Before First Sight 

Hollywood movie producers know that the romantic notion of “love at first sight” makes for a good love story.  God didn’t love you at first sight, because He actually loved you long before you were born.  In fact, He loved you before He created the world.  Since the beginning of time, God knew all about you.  He has known all along the kind of person you would be.  Even though He has known forever all of your weaknesses, He has loved you.  Don’t think that God loves you because you decided to loved Him.  Your love pleases Him, but God has been loving you and awaiting your affection throughout history.  Now that’s a love story. 

 

To be in love with God 

The newly awakened faith of the Samaritan woman stirred the interest and faith of others. Soon the whole community was awakened to faith in Christ. This is our challenge: to be in love, to be on fire with the love of God and one another, especially those who need to meet Christ in their lives – the unchurched and the alienated, “To reveal Jesus Christ and His Gospel to those who do not know them has been, ever since the morning of Pentecost, the fundamental program which the Church has taken on as received from her Founder” (Evangelization in the Modern World #51).

 

"Sanctify then thy soul, sanctify thy body, by having these ever in thy heart, and on thy tongue. For if foul speech defiles and invites devils, it is clear that spiritual reading sanctifies and draws down the grace of the Spirit."   St. John Chrysostom

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Real Time Abortions in the United States since Roe v. Wade

U.S. Population in 1890

62,979,766

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The ByzanTEEN Rally is Back!  After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic preventing teens of the Metropolitan Church from meeting at the biannual ByzanTEEN Youth Rally, we are happy to announce that we will finally meet again this year,

June 30 – July 3, 2022, at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD. 

For more information please visit parma.org/rally2022.

 

Monday, August 8

1st Annual Michigan Bishop’s Golf Classic at Fieldstone Golf Club, Auburn Hills, MI.  Proceeds to benefit the Eparchy of Parma Foundation. 

Day of Reflection Sunday, April 3

Lenten Hymns by the St Nicholas Choir

Presentations on Lent by Deacon Robert Cripps and Deacon Gregory Loya

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 Parking Lot Repaving

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Upcoming Events @St. Nick's

Sunday, May 22

Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos —

for our parish and eparchy  10:30 am

 

Thursday, May 26

Ascension of Our Lord

Holy Day of Obligation

Sunday, May 29

Monday, May 30

Memorial Day

Sunday, June 5

Pentecost

ECF Picnic  12pm

Sunday, June 12

Sunday of All Saints

Sunday, June 19

Friday, June 24

Nativity of John the Baptist

 

Sunday, June 26

Wednesday, June 29

Ss. Peter & Paul Preeminent Apostles

Holy Day of Obligation

Bishop Milan's Weekly Word Video

For the ECF Videos from Subdeacon Phillip

Please click on our You Tube & Facebook links below

 

 

 

 

 

Eparchy of Parma Stewardship Appeal 2021-2022

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In the beginning

God created heaven and earth.

Now the earth was a formless void, there was darkness over the deep, with a divine wind sweeping over the waters.

God said, 'Let there be light,'

and there was light.

God saw that light was good, and God divided light from darkness.

God called light 'day',

and darkness he called 'night'.

Evening came and

morning came: the first day.

Genesis 1: 1 - 5