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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 and Doris Crawley

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

Subdeacon Phil Dinsmore. 

 

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TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

THE FATHERS AT THE SEVENTH ECUMENICAL COUNCIL

 

Epistle: Galatians 2: 6-10

Gospel: St. Luke 8: 5-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gospel Meditation 

 

The story of the Sower and the Seed is well known to all of us. Here St. Luke shares nearly the same parable found in the Gospels of St. Mark and St. Matthew.  Something unusual in this Gospel narrative is the explanation of the parable by the Lord Himself. We hear an explanation that clearly reflected the realities of the early Church. Some people who heard the Word of God, listened but did not believe or respond to the call. Some believed for a time, but turned away when life either got too hard or too inviting, and their faith faded away. Some never let their faith grow beyond the childish stage, they refused to learn more about it, so their faith died when the challenges of education faced it. But a few in the early Church faced the challenges of the Gospel, and by their examples of new life led many others to the faith in the Lord Jesus.  Today things are really no different. Many refuse to accept the Good News of Jesus Christ. Some let the priorities of the world replace the priorities of God. (When was the last time that you let something cause you to miss the Liturgy?) Others believe that if they went to eight years of catechism or parochial school, they do not have to learn anything more about their faith. (When was the last time you bothered to learn more about your faith?) Fortunately, there still are a few who truly open themselves to the Wisdom of God and more importantly RESPOND to the Word of God and lead others to the Eternal Kingdom.

 

The Power of Words 

 

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.”  We teach that to our children so that they won’t take hurtful words seriously, but that just isn’t possible.  More than any other force on earth, words can hurt, discourage, depress, and even destroy others.  What we need to do is teach our children to use words to encourage rather than discourage.  St. James understood that the tongue is capable of doing “enormous damage” (James 3: 5).  Of course, the tongue itself isn’t responsible for what it says.  It merely expresses the thoughts in our minds and the feelings in our hearts.  A careful tongue is a tongue in control, especially when it comes to the small stuff — those casual comments, those words spoken “under our breath” — that so easily slip out and so quickly do damage.  So teach your children well.  We all make many mistakes, but those who control their tongues can also control themselves in every other way (James 3: 2).

Year of St. Joseph 

 

“O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ; O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence; O our most mighty protector, be kind to us and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness.  As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God’s Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your aid, we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven.  Amen.”    

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess.  You have given all to me;  to you, Lord, now I return it;  all is yours, dispose of me wholly according to your will.  Give me only your love and your grace, for this is enough for me.  Amen.                                                                      St. Ignatiuis of Loyola

Pray to End Abortion

 

Visit 40 Days for Life to find a gathering near you.   Thank you for being a messenger of God’s love to our culture, which desperately needs to encounter Him.  The bishops of the USCCB greatly appreciate your efforts to foster a culture that cherishes all human life.   Acts of Reparation (choose one):   1)  Choose one Friday this month to fast and pray for a greater respect for human life;  2) Pray a decade of the Rosary or the Akathist Hymn for this month’s intention; and, 3) Offer some other sacrifice, prayer, or act of penance that you feel called to do for this month’s intention.

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We invite to join our mailing list and receive

emails we send out with news, upcoming

events or special Liturgy schedules

October is Respect Life Month 

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

U.S. Population in 1890

62,979,766

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Evening of Hope

To benefit the Eparchy of Parma

Saturday, October 23, 2021

 

Assembly of the Byzantine Catholic (Ruthenian) Metropolitan Church

November 5-6, 2021

Pittsburgh, PA

 

“Come and See” Weekend of Discovery

Nov 5-7, 2021

Byzantine Catholic Seminary

Benefit dinner for the 

nuns of Christ the Bridegroom Monastery

November 13, 2021

Registration is free

Registration is required, by Oct. 29

Hierarchical Divine Liturgy 

for the Jubilarian Couples

Sunday, November 14th

4:00pm followed by a dinner/reception for the

Jubilarian Couples

Saint Michael Byzantine Catholic Church

Flushing, MI

Gathering of the Great Lakes Protopresbyterate

November 20th, 2021

Solanus Casey Center

Detroit, MI

 

 

 

 

The Byzikids Homeschool Co-op

More information coming soon

 

 

 

 

Photos and video of the 100th Anniversary celebration have

been posted under the Media tab

Also, check out the updated Choir page.

 

 

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

Sunday, October 24

9:45 am ECF Class

10:00 am Adult Education

10:30 am Akathist Hymn to the Mother of God 

for our parish and eparchy

Sunday, October 31

9:45 am ECF Class

10:00 am Adult Education

12:00 pm ECF Halloween Party

 

Sunday, November 7

Daylight Saving Time Ends - Fall Back

9:45 am ECF Class

10:00 am Adult Education

10:30 am Akathist Hymn to the Mother of God 

for our parish and eparchy

Sunday,November 14

9:45 am ECF Class

10:00 am Adult Education

Sunday, November 21

Presentation of the Theotokos

9:45 am ECF Class

10:00 am Adult Education

10:30 am Akathist Hymn to the Mother of God 

for our parish and eparchy

 

Thursday, November 25

Thanksgiving Day

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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