Liturgy Schedule

 

Saturday

4:00 PM Anticipated Sunday Obligation with Vespers


Sunday 

8:30 AM Slavonic / English mix

11:00 AM English

 

Confessions 

Before Liturgy in sacristy

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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.

Glory to Jesus Christ! 

Glory forever!

Slava Isusu Christu! 

Slava na viki!

 

 

 

 

 

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

Lillian Stefano, Kitty Marchione, and Doris Crawley

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

Subdeacon Phil Dinsmore. 

 

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THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Epistles: 1 Timothy 1: 15-17

Gospel:  St. Luke 18: 35-43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gospel Meditation 

 

St. Luke presents us with two kinds of blindness as Jesus approaches Jericho. Jericho is the gateway into Judea and Jesus' last significant stop before arriving in Jerusalem. Along the way, Jesus tries to prepare "the twelve" for what is soon to happen. "Everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished" Jesus says, and then describes the suffering and death that await him. The twelve "understood nothing about all these things"—they are experiencing the blindness of not comprehending. Nothing in their collective expectations about the Messiah they so eagerly anticipated included anything like this! Waiting along the roadside as Jesus and his disciples are about to enter Jericho is a beggar who is the victim of physical blindness. He cannot see Jesus pass by, but when he hears of his arrival he cries out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" Despite the crowds attempt to quiet the man, he keeps shouting until Jesus asks him "What do you want me to do for you?" "Lord, let me see again," he responds, and Jesus restores his sight, proclaiming to him that "your faith has saved you." It is faith in Jesus that enables the blind man to see. It is their faith in Jesus that, after the Resurrection experience, will enable the followers of Jesus to understand the meaning of the cross. Sadly, it is a lack of faith in Jesus that will cause some to reject him and even conspire to kill him. Unlike the first two, this third kind of blindness—a blindness of the spirit—can be fatal. Have I been "blind" to a truth or to a need or to a blessing lately?

 

Reflection for the New Year 

 

With each new year we grow closer to the day the Lord returns.  We grow closer to the day when we stand in judgment before Christ.  Have we made good use of our time this past year?  In reflection upon the holy days the church offers to us, has our relationship with the Holy Trinity, God the Father-Son-and Holy Spirit, and all the angels and Saints,  improved?  Do we take our relationship with God seriously?  Do we attend the Divine Liturgy on Sundays and holy days?  Being that a close relationship requires communication, do we pray to God regularly?  Do we come to church regularly and receive the Sacraments?  Has our relationship with others (i.e. our neighbors: husbands, wives, children, grandchildren, friends, employers, and in general, all others around us in the world) improved over the last year?  Have we developed meaningful relationships with God and those around us?  Another year has gone by.  Have we made good use of the time the Lord has given to us?  In this new year and new decade of 2020, we resolve to grow in holiness.  We resolve to grow closer to God, and all the angels and saints.  We resolve to grow closer to them through showing our love for them through prayer.  Through attending the Divine Liturgy on Sundays and holy days.  Through taking our relationship with God seriously.  We resolve to let go of old hurts, to forgive others, and to love God and those around us.  We resolve to have a meaningful relationship with God, our family, our parish family, and all of our neighbors.  We have an example of a holy life in St. John the Baptist.  St. John understood that God was about to do something that would shake the foundations of the earth. He needed to prepare the way for that event.  He did this in three ways: he prepared the way by living a godly life, he challenged the people's sins and prepared the way by pointing to Christ.  Another year is ahead of us.  Time is a precious commodity.  Each day is a gift from God.  Will we make good use of the time the Lord has given to us?

 

The Widow’s Mite 

 

The Bible tells us, in Luke 21:1-3, “AS HE LOOKED UP, JESUS SAW THE RICH PUTTING THEIR GIFTS INTO THE TEMPLE TREASURY. HE ALSO SAW A POOR WIDOW PUT IN TWO VERY SMALL COPPER COINS.  "I TELL YOU THE TRUTH," HE SAID, "THIS POOR WIDOW HAS PUT IN MORE THAN ALL THE OTHERS.  ALL THESE PEOPLE GAVE THEIR GIFTS OUT OF THEIR WEALTH; BUT SHE OUT OF HER POVERTY PUT IN ALL SHE HAD TO LIVE ON."  The Lord does not tell us to give what we do not have; however, there are times when we may give everything we have.  The poor widow put in all that she had to live on.

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Carpatho - Rusyn Christmas Party

 

 

 

 

 

Divine Liturgy of the Nativity of Christ

 

 

 

ECF Christmas Play

 

 

 

 

Bishop Milan's Visit to St Nick's

 

 

 

 

 

Donations to St. Nicholas can now be made online

from your computer or phone.

You can schedule a recurring donation and also designate

which fund your donation will be applied to.

 

 

 

 

The St. Nicholas You Tube channel is now Live

Here you can view all current and archived videos

 

 

 

 

 

2019 - 2020 Eparchy of Parma Stewardship Appeal


 

 

 

 

GCU 2020 Art & Photo Contest

 

 


 

January 22

Adult Education Webinar

Baptized into Christ, by Father Sebastian Carnazzo, PhD.

The Mystery of Initiation and Identity of the People of God

Sunday, January 26

House Blessings Begin

 

Sunday, February 2

Least of my Brethren Luncheon

 

Sunday, February 9

Packing Lunches for the Homeless

 

Sunday,February 23

8th Annual St Nicholas Ladies Tea

Sunday, March 29

25th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination

of Father Joseph Repko

Coming in August 2021!

St. Nicholas Parish will be celebrating our 100th Anniversary!

Spread the word!
We are already preparing by requesting current and past parishioners and friends of the parish to send in photos and memorabilia.

100th Anniversary

 

1921-2021

Upcoming Events @St. Nick's

Sunday, January 19

ECF Class

Sunday, January 26

ECF Class

House Blessings Begin

10 am Adult Education Class in the church

10:30 am Akathist Hymn to the Mother of God —

for the future of our parish

 

Sunday, February 2

Presentation of Jesus

10 am Adult Education Class in the church

ECF Class /Scout Sunday

Least of my Brethren Luncheon

Sunday, February 9

ECF Class - Bake Sale

Packing Lunches for the Homeless

Saturday, February 15

First All Souls Day

 

Sunday, February 16

ECF Class

Sunday, February 23

No ECF Class

8th Annual St Nicholas Ladies Tea

Monday, February 24

The Great Fast Begins

Day of Strict Fast

Friday, February 28

Lenten Fish Fry

5 - 6:45 pm

Sunday, March 1

ECF Class / Icon Sunday

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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

 

St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church

23300 King Drive 

Clinton Township, MI 48035

586-791-1052      

 

stnicksbyzantine@yahoo.com

frrepko@ameritech.net

 

Fr. Joseph J. Repko   

 

Sub-Deacon Phillip Dinsmore      

 

Cantors: George Nagrant, Nicholas P. Nagrant, Joseph Wanchik, Steve Terlescki,  John P. Minarish

 Subdeacon Phillip Dinsmore & Richard Baranko Cantor Emeritus

 

Choir Director: Nicholas J. Nagrant

 

Catechetical Director: Suzanne Swanney      Youth Directors: Adam Digon and Kimberly Kaufman