"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"
New Divine Liturgy Schedule
5:00 PM Great Vespers
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy
5:00 PM Vespers
Weekdays and Holy Days please consult the bulletin
Between Liturgies or by appointment
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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 to Jesus Christ!
Slava Isusu Christu!
Slava na v’iki!
Please continue to pray for the sick and shut-in of our parish:
Cindy Dinsmore, Lillian Stefano, Kitty Marchione, Erika Batcha,
and Jim St. Germain
and continue to give support and prayers for the future ordination of
Subdeacon Phil Dinsmore.
SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Gospel: Luke 15:11-32
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SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON
At that time Jesus said this parable: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.
“Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.
“When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ So he got up and went to his father.
“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
“The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.
“Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’
“The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’
‘'My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’’
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God With Us +Online+ Thursday Webinars:
On Thursday, February 9th, from 8-9pm ET, will be the first installment of a new two-part series of webinars entitled Orthodoxy and Life: A Patristic Approach to Life Issues.
The second installment will be held on February 16. The webinars will be led by Archpriest Josiah Trenham, PhD, who currently serves at St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, CA, and is also the founder and director of Patristic Nectar Publications. There is no cost to attend, but you must pre-register online at godwithusonline.org.
Sunday, February 19
The St. Nicholas Ladies Tea
Upcoming Eparchial Men’s and Women’s Retreat Opportunities:
The Women’s Retreat will be held February 24-26, 2023, at the Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center in Fremont, OH. The theme will be “From Fallen Passions to Apatheia: Pursuing the Virtuous Life,” and the Retreat Master will be Fr. Thomas J. Loya, STB, MA. For more information, contact Joan Washburn at 865-696-7809.
The Men’s Retreat will be at held March 10-12, 2023, at the Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center in Fremont, OH. The theme will be “The Gift of Prayer,” and the Retreat Master will be Fr. Cyril Pinchak, S.J. For further information, contact Karl Busam at email@example.com or 419-626-6811.
"Shroud Encounter," to be presented on Sunday, March 26th at 1:00 p.m. at Livonia's Sacred Heart Byzantine Catholic Church.
Special Eparchial News: On Monday, January 23, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Milan Lach, SJ, as Auxiliary Bishop of the Eparchy of Bratislava in Slovakia.
The Holy Father has also appointed Bishop Kurt Burnette as Apostolic Administrator sede vacante of the Eparchy of Parma and the Eparchy of Phoenix,
in addition to his duties as Bishop of the Eparchy of Passaic and
Apostolic Administrator sede vacante of the Eparchy of Toronto.
Please join us in giving thanks to Bishop Milan in gratitude for his service and love towards the faithful of St. Nicholas Parish and of the Eparchy of Parma; and in extending a very warm welcome to Bishop Kurt
in his new ministry in guiding us as our shepherd.
To our God-loving Bishop Milan and to our God-loving Bishop Kurt, grant, O Lord, many blessed years! Mnohaja Lita!
Upcoming Events @St. Nick's
Saturday, February 11
First All Souls Saturday
Sunday, February 19
Sunday of Forgiveness
12:30 pm Ladies Mardi Gras Tea Party Fundraiser
Monday, February 20
Sunday, February 26
Saturday, March 4
Second All Souls Saturday
Sunday, March 5
Second Sunday of the Great Fast
Saturday, March 11
Third All Souls Saturday
Sunday, March 12
Third Sunday of the Great Fast
Veneration of the Cross
Saturday, March 18
Fourth All Souls Saturday
Sunday, March 19
Fourth Sunday of the Great Fast
St. John Climacus
Saturday, March 25
Sunday, March 26
Fifth Sunday of the Great Fast
Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel
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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