Saint Nicholas
Greek Orthodox Church


3109 Scio Church Road,
Ann Arbor, Michigan  48103


Telephone:  734 / 332 - 8200


Fax:  734 / 332 - 8201


Web:  http//:www.stnickaa.org


E-Mail:  Church Office  -  secretary@stnickaa.org

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Our Parish Priest,
Reverend Father Nicolaos H. Kotsis,
Under the spiritual and ecclesiastical shepherding of
His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of the
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit of the
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
under the jurisdiction of the
Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

CHURCH TOMORROW, FEBRUARY 1ST, HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
We do not have power at the church (there is actually just enough for lights) and there is no heat and no water. Because of the snow we are expected to get as well, in the interest of public safety, all services tomorrow are cancelled (I've spoken with His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas and Parish Council President Chris Bilakos, among other, about this). We will move the Three Hierarchs program to next Sunday, the 8th. We will likely also cancel services for Monday, February 2nd, the feastday of the Entrance of Christ to the Temple (Ypapanti) because of the weather, but we'll send another notice out later.

If you have friends or relatives who may not receive this email tonight or in the morning, please call them and let them know there is no church tomorrow.

God bless, and stay safe.

Regretfully,

† Rev. Father Nicolaos H. Kotsis

 

SUNDAY SERVICES

Orthros  —  9:00 am      |      Divine Liturgy  —  10:00 am      |      Church School
  —  Following Communion

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ICONOGRAPHY PROGRAM CONTINUES WITH PHASE II - WEST
"The first phase of iconography in our beautiful church has been completed and the sacred images
by the hand of Themis Petrou have transformed our Church into a powerful and yet very serene and spiritual place of worship.  We are pleased to announce the Parish Council has approved proceeding with the next phase of our Iconography Program: Phase II - West.
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Phase II - West Sponsorship Information     |     Sponsorship Offering Form


Feast of the Three Hierarchs - January 30
The Feast of the Holy Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ is celebrated each year on January 6. The Feast commemorates the Baptism of Christ and the divine revelation of the Holy Trinity. At the Baptism of Christ, all three Persons of the Holy Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—were made manifest. Thus, the name of the Feast is Epiphany, meaning manifestation, or Theophany, meaning manifestation of God. For the background of this feast, readings, hymns, an explanation of the icon and more, click on the image.

Feast of the Presentation of Christ - February 2

This feast, celebrated on February 2, is known in the Orthodox Church as The Presentation of Christ in the Temple. Another name for the feast is The Meeting of our Lord. Roman Catholic and Protestant Christians call the feast, The Purification of the Holy Virgin. About 450 AD in Jerusalem, people began the custom of holding lighted candles during the Divine Liturgy of this feast day. Therefore, some churches in the West refer to this holy day as Candlemas.  For hymns, readings, and an explanation of the icon, click on the icon.

Y.A.L. (Young Adult League)
Y.A.L. is starting back up with bi-monthly activities. If you are 18-30 yrs. old and would like to be a part of Y.A.L., please contact Anastasia Mitropoulos-Rundus at anamitro16@gmail.com  Our first dinner and discussion will be held on Thursday, February 5, at 7:00 pm. Please contact Anastasia to RSVP or if you would like to help.

Rides to Church
If you, or anyone you know, needs a ride to church, please call the church office. We will either send a fellow parishioner to pick you up, or call a cab for you. Also, Saint Nicholas is compiling a list of individuals who would be interested in picking up fellow parishioners who do not have a ride to church. If you are interested in helping us in this very important ministry, please call the office. It is our hope that everyone who wants to come to Saint Nicholas will be able, whether they can drive or not. Thank you.

Fr. John Orfanakos Fund for the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival Scholarship
The 2015 Topics have been released and it is never too early to get started! Be sure to "like" the Archdiocese Facebook page to stay informed as well as to see immediate updates on the release of the Tips and Resources, and the 2015 Edition SJCOF Manual.

CHURCH SERVICES AND EVENTS THIS WEEK:

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House Blessings
Rev. Father Nicolaos H. Kotsis has begun house and business blessings. Please call the church office to schedule a visit.

The January Monthly Compass Newsletter Is Available - Read Here.

Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of Three Hierarchs and Greek Letters Day

Baseline: Harvest - Following the Path to the Original Church is a video series aimed at reaching out to people who may have never encountered our faith. To learn more, visit: http://baseline.goarch.org/
 

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Heritage Greece 2015
The American College of Greece (ACG) is now accepting applications for Heritage Greece 2015, an experiential educational and cultural program for college-aged, Greek-American students.
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Ionian Village Announces Summer 2015 Financial Aid Travel Grants by FAITH:

An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America's summer travel program to Greece, Ionian Village, announces the continuation of the FAITH: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism sponsored scholarships. Now in its ninth consecutive year these full and partial financial aid grants will be awarded to those participants in the summer camps program in Greece who qualify for need-based financial aid. Click on the image to learn more!


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