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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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 GLORY BE TO JESUS CHRIST!   GLORY FOREVER!      

 

SLAVA ISUSU CHRISTU!

SLAVA NA VIKI!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Nicholas May, Cindy Dinsmore, Lillian Stefano, Kitty Marchione,

Ann Pawluszka, Jim St. Germain and Doris Crawley

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

Subdeacon Phil Dinsmore. 

 

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TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 

Epistle: Ephesians 6: 10-17

Gospel: St. Luke 13: 10-17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gospel Reflection 

 

In healing of the woman by Jesus in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath day, it is plain to us that nothing but spiritual blindness would interpret Jesus’ action inconsistent with the observance of the Sabbath or the spirit of the Divine law.  It is also equally blind for anyone to see in His action any intention to abolish the day, to take away its sacredness of divine obligation.  The cure was a reward for the faithfulness and dedication of these handicapped and sick individuals who, in spite of their ailments, came to God’s house on the Sabbath.  The woman made no request for a healing.  It was Jesus who took the initiative.  ‘When Jesus saw her He called her and said, ‘You are rid of your trouble.’  Then He laid His hands on her, and at once she straightened up and began to praise God” (Luke 13:12).  She had come to the synagogue regularly to worship God and seek His blessings to fight against the spread of her illness.  Jesus saw in her face the story of her eighteen long years of bondage and her patient struggle and said, “See how long she has suffered.”  The woman’s faithful attendance at divine worship and perhaps other ways in which she revealed herself to God and trust in Him showed Jesus her genuine spiritual and religious character.  As she rose erect from her long illness, her gratefulness broke out instantly in thanksgiving, a voluntary act of praise before all the people.  Jesus’ actions and his words of rebuttal to the Pharisee gives hope and consolation for those who, amid bodily infirmities and illnesses, look with hope upon Jesus’ compassion on their efforts to gather in God’s house to worship and receive His loving kindness through His Eucharistic presence and graces.

 

Instruments of Christ’s Grace 

 

Christ has fully triumphed over evil once and for all, but it is up to us, to the people of every epoch, to welcome this victory into our life and into the actual situations of history and society.  For this reason it seems to me important to emphasize what we ask God in each Liturgy. … It is true, yes, Baptism makes us children of God and the Eucharist that unites us to Christ must become life, that is, they must be expressed in attitudes, behavior, gestures and decisions.  The grace contained in the Sacraments of Easter is an enormous potential for the renewal of our personal existence, of family life, of social relations.  However, everything passes through the human heart: if I let myself be touched by the grace of the Risen Christ, if I let him change me in that aspect of mine which is not good, … I allow the victory of Christ to be affirmed in my life.

The Year of St. Joseph will conclude on December 7th 

 

O Saint Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, our Lord; so that having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of fathers.  O Saint Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms.  Saint Joseph, patron of departing souls, pray for us.

Ignatius Examen

(to be practiced each day as a guide to more virtuous living) 

 

The fifth point  is to amend with the help of God’s grace.  Close with the Lord’s Prayer  We end the examen by looking towards tomorrow with the desire and resolve to effect changes in action or attitude that God has called us to today.  Alcoholics Anonymous has a slogan, “One Day at a Time” by which they mean that sobriety is not achieved by big and noble resolutions, but by trying to stay sober for one day.  It can be useful to look at our spiritual life in that way.  We deal with it one day at a time.  In this fifth point we don’t look at changing our whole lives, we simply look at what we want to change tomorrow, and ask God’s help for it.  Our lives are a drama of sin and grace.  But this drama is being played out on the rather humble stage of our day to day life.  St. Ignatius adds our need for God’s grace, an important point.  We are not resolving to perfect ourselves by force of our own will.  We are resolving to open ourselves to grace through awareness of where we need it. 

 

We should ever be grateful for and love the vocation to which God has called us.  This applies to every vocation, because after all, what a privilege it is to serve God even in the least capacity.

— Blessed Father Solanus Casey

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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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Introduction to Eastern Christian Iconography

Fr. Marek Visnovsky

Saturday, December 4

After the 9am Liturgy

SS. Cyril & Methodius Church

Sterling Hts., MI

 

Sunday, December 5

St. Nicholas Day Spaghetti Dinner

After the 11am Liturgy

Sunday, December 19

ECF Christmas Play / Party

After the 11am Liturgy

 

 

 

 

3 Bar Cross Christmas Ornaments Now on Sale

All proceeds to benefit the ECF Catechism Program

Orders must be received by December 7 for Christmas Delivery

 

 

 

God With Us +Online+ begins a new two-part Webinar series entitled

Rejoice All Ye Peoples: The Feasts of the Old Testament

Wednesday, December 1  

8-9 pm

Wednesday, December 8

8-9 pm

 

 

Donations needed!

We're asking for your assistance for an important church renovation project.

 Parking Lot Repaving

We would greatly appreciate it if you would consider making an extra donation to help us cover this cost.

Donate by clicking the button below.

Make a note in the memo box that it’s for Parking Lot

 

 

 


GCU offers scholarship opportunities for high school seniors,

college students and youth bowlers.

Applications available October 1-December 31. 

 

 

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As we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of our parish  Let us follow the selfless example of our patron, Saint Nicholas, and we too will become Wonderworkers as we create heaven on earth and help others attain eternal life and union with God.

Upcoming Events @St. Nick's

The Giving Tree has been set up in the vestibule

until December 19

November 15 - December 24

St. Phillip’s Fast

 

Wednesday, December 1

Choir Rehearsal for Christmas Day

7 - 9pm

 

Sunday, December 5

9:45 am ECF Class

10:00 am Adult Education

12 pm St Nicholas Day Spaghetti Dinner

Monday, December 6

St Nicholas of Myra

Wednesday, December 8

Maternity of the Holy Anna (Immaculate Conception)

Thursday, December 9

Choir Rehearsal for Christmas Day

7 - 9pm

Sunday, December 12

9:45 am ECF Class

10:00 am Adult Education

10:30 am Akathist Hymn to the Mother of God 

Wednesday, December 15

Choir Rehearsal for Christmas Day

7 - 9pm

Sunday, December 19

9:45 am ECF Class

10:00 am Adult Education

12 pm ECF Christmas Play & Party

Tuesday, December 21

First Day of Winter

Bishop Milan's Weekly Word Video

For the ECF Videos from Subdeacon Phillip

Please click on our You Tube & Facebook links below

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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