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 to Him 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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TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 

Epistle: 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-12

Gospel:  St. Luke 20: 1-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gospel Meditation 

 

Today’s Gospel tells of an incident that happened one Sabbath Day when Jesus went to worship in the synagogue. Among the people listening to Christ as He taught was a sick woman. For eighteen years she had been ill. She couldn’t straighten her back and she was so doubled up for all those years. The Lord saw her pitiful figure in the crowd and called her to come forward and then said to her: "Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity." Jesus laid his hands upon her and immediately she straightened up and looked into His face.  But as the woman rejoiced, there was another who was angered. This was the ruler of the synagogue who didn’t like the idea of Jesus helping people on the Sabbath Day. Jesus was quick to answer: "You hypocrite…!" There are a number of important points to keep in mind about the  sanctification of the Lord’s Day. God’s commandment prescribes the sanctification of the whole day. We need to keep this in mind in our times when so many people feel that all we have to do is go to church for one house on Sunday and rest of the day belongs to us. WRONG! … The whole day is the Lord’s Day. It belongs to Him! How do we keep it holy? It is a day of rest when people should put away their tools of labor. But it doesn’t mean that people should be lazy or slothful because that too is a sin. Besides going to church, t can be a time for visiting or going to see the sick. It should be a day for doing good.  "Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath Day." There are many things involved in this commandment. But there is a starting place, and the woman of the Gospel lesson today provides it. She was ill, she was crippled, but she was worshipping in church on the Lord’s day. We, too, can make such a start each Sunday in keeping the Lord’s Day holy. Jesus said, "Wherever two or three are gathered in My Name, there am I amongst them." His special presence and power is felt when His family meets together that they might with one heart and one tongue raise a common plea to Him. When many voices sing: "Lord, have mercy," a situation is created which opens the gates of grace to flow.

 

Entrance into the Temple of the Theotokos

November 21st  

 

The origin of the feast is found in an account in the apocryphal Protoevangelium of Saint James. According to this document, after Saint Ann's miraculous birth-giving, the Most Holy Virgin having completed her second year, Joachim said to his wife: "Let us lead her to the Lord's Temple, as we promised Him." Ann said: "Let us yet wait until her third year, so that the child will not clamor for her father or mother, thus she will not walk straight before the Lord." When the child was three years old, Joachim said: "Let us call from among the daughters of the Hebrews those who are undefiled, and let them each take a lamp and let these lamps be lit, that the child not turn to look backward and her heart be not held captive outside the Lord's Temple."  They did thus. Zachary the priest received her and said to her: "May the Lord crown your name with glory!", and he set her down on the altar step. There, Mary was nourished by an angel until she was twelve years old. When the time came for her to marry, Joseph received her from the priests' hands, and took her from the Lord's Temple. 

Thanksgiving Day

 

More than three hundred years ago, a small number of grateful pilgrims gathered in prayerful tribute to God for an abundant first harvest. This launched a meaningful custom, which is one of our most cherished holidays, Thanksgiving Day. Thursday, we celebrate Thanksgiving. It is an appropriate time for us to reflect on our blessings. It is a day to express our gratitude to Almighty God for His abundant gifts. He is the source of all blessings.  There is no true prayer without thanksgiving. God expects gratitude. Thanksgiving forces us to take stock of our situation. The blessing we are able to count forces us to conclude we are much better off than we thought we were.   A Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Thank you to those who helped make the ECF Bake Sale a SUCCESS!

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Here you can view all current and archived videos

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 - 2020 Eparchy of Parma Stewardship Appeal


 

 

 

 

GCU Scholarship Applications Available Online

 

 


 

December 8

Bishop Milan's visit to St. Nicholas

December 16

Adult Education Webinar

The Gift of God, by Fr. David Anderson

Preparing for the Feast of the Nativity

January 8, 15 & 22

Adult Education Webinar

Baptized into Christ, by Father Sebastian Carnazzo, PhD.

The Mystery of Initiation and Identity of the People of God

February 23

8th Annual St Nicholas Ladies Tea

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

November 15 - December 24

St. Phillip's Fast

 

Sunday, November 24

Adult Ed Class 10:00-10:30 am in the church

ECF Class / Thanksgiving Service @10:30

GCU Lodge 860 Annual Meeting

 

Tuesday, November 26

100th Anniversary Planning Meeting
7-9pm

 

Thursday, November 28

Thanksgiving Day

Sunday, December 1

No ECF Class

Adult Ed Class 10:00-10:30 am in the church

Akathist Hymn to the Mother of God

for the future of our parish 10:30 am

 

Thursday, December 5

Choir Rehearsal

7 - 9pm

 

Friday, December 6

St Nicholas Day

Sunday, December 8

ECF Class

Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with Bishop Milan

11 am (no 8:30 Liturgy)

Luncheon to follow the Liturgy

Thursday, December 12

Choir Rehearsal

7 - 9pm

Sunday, December 15

ECF Class

Thursday, December 19

Choir Rehearsal

7 - 9pm

Sunday, December 22

ECF Class / Christmas Play

Tuesday, December 24

Christmas Eve

Day of Strict Fast

Wednesday, December 25

The Nativity of Christ

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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.

 

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