EVENTS THIS WEEK:
The March 2014 Saint Nicholas Monthly Compass Newsletter Is Now Available:
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Please be patient
and alert during the installation of the scaffolding and iconography.
Please mind your steps, especially after you have received Holy
Communion and as you are approaching to receive antidoron. There is a
layer of 1/2” plywood on the front aisle along the solea. If you are
wearing heels, please be especially mindful of your steps.
Saturday of Souls - ΨΥΧΟΣΑΒΒΑΤΑ
The Saturday of Souls services will be conducted on three consecutive Saturdays, February 22, March 1 and 8.
We commemorate the souls of the departed faithful who have fallen asleep in the hope of the Resurrection.
Forms for submitting the names of your departed loved ones are available in the Narthex. You may return the
forms to the church office. The names will be commemorated at each remaining Saturday of Souls service.
Or Business Blessings
is the traditional
time for having
one's home or
Rev. Father Nicolaos will begin house blessings on Monday,
January 6, 2014. Please call the Church office
to schedule a visit
as soon as possible. Thank you.
Church CleaningMark your calendars for our annual Spring Cleaning of Saint Nicholas on Saturday,
April 5, beginning at 9:00 am See you there!
Huron Valley Ambulance Volunteer Team
HVA is pleased to
announce the formation of the Huron Valley
Ambulance Volunteer Team.
looking for citizens interested in training for
a variety of volunteer positions.
You can train to be a medical first responder at
community events or to assist with community
education/awareness programs and administrative
Click here for more information.
Thank you to Saint
Nicholas Parishioner Andrew Cotitsas and The Ann Arbor District Library for the
following YA'SSOO Greek Festival Historical Video:
Please come and browse our new inventory of books. Some of our new titles include: "Trial of Job", "Creation & Patriarchal History", "Scent of Holiness: Lessons from a Women's Monastery", "At the Corner East and Now" "Pomegranate Seeds: An Anthology of Greek-American Poetry", and "My Detroit: Growing Up Greek and American". There is also a lovely book for children on St Romanos, the Lyricist. We have a large selection of icons, home altar goods and greeting cards for all occasions (both Greek and English). Keep the bookstore in mind for birthday,
name day, wedding and house warming gifts. We try to meet the needs of our community and continually add to
our inventory. Let us know if there is something you need that we do not have, and we will try to obtain it for you.
We look forward to seeing you.
Fasting (and Feasting) with Thanks.
Watch Now »
Why do we fast? And what can that teach us about food?
Be the Bee - Called to be Saints.
Elder Porphyrios has been recognized as a saint! Are the rest of us called to be saints, too?
Check out this week’s Be the Bee, from the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries!
Discovering Orthodox Christianity:
Leadership 100 Sponsors Video Series on Orthodox Christianity
Episode 1: What is Christian Orthodoxy featuring Rev.
Dr. Thomas Fitzgerald and Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis »
Saint Nicholas Outreach and Evangelism:
Presentations from Great Lent and the latest sessions on Adult Orthodox
CLICK HERE TO VIEW
The Saint Nicholas Monthly Compass Newsletter
As a cost saving measure, our parish has
converted from a printed newsletter to an
electronic one. The benefit
of an e-mail
newsletter is that we can save thousands of
dollars on our operating budget a year on
paper, copy machine wear and
tear, postage, maintenance fees and envelopes.
In addition, we will also save
By receiving an electronic newsletter,
you will still have the benefit of full color,
the option to print your own hard
copy as much
as you like, and you
will be able to access both current and archived
additions at any time via
our Saint Nicholas
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can read the Compass on-line, please call the church
office to have your name removed from the hard
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Sixteen Promising Greek Startups to Showcase their Solutions at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival
It is the first time that such a big number of Greek startups will be exhibiting together at a world-class event at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive/Startup Village on March 7, 2014 in Austin, TX.
Their participation is organized pro bono by AngelouEconomics, an economic development consultancy in Austin, TX, with the operational support of the Embassy of Greece in Washington, DC, and sponsored by The Hellenic Initiative, Libra Group, Pflugerville, TX Community Development Corporation and the International Accelerator.
Los Angeles Times
Continual Food Drive
Our Saint Nicholas Parish has begun its Annual Food Drive to help those
who are struggling in these hard economic times. Let us reach out
to those who need our help. Hunger is all around us,
even here in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County. Many times, we are asked to distribute food and toiletries to families who are hungry
and in need.
Please consider bringing non perishable food items and toiletries and leaving them on the shelf in
Thank you and God Bless
I was hungry, and ye gave me food: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink:
I was a stranger, and ye took me in. . .”
St. John Chrysostom also
wrote, "The poor depend on us to give alms
in order to sustain their
We need the poor for our salvation, for God
will judge us
according to how much we've helped those in need."
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