Saint Nicholas Mission and Vision Statement
"The diakonia (work, ministry, mission) of the parish will include proclaiming the Gospel in accordance with the Orthodox Faith, sanctifying the faithful through God's grace in worship, the Divine Liturgy and the other Sacraments and Devotional Services, enhancing their spiritual life, adding to their numbers by instructing others and receiving them into the Church through Baptism and/or Chrismation, catechizing them in the Orthodox Faith and in the ethos of the Church through the establishment of programs, schools and philanthropic activities, and implementing Christian ministries."
• We are a well-established spiritual home for the Orthodox faithful in this area, and will maintain this role in the future.
• We will continue to be the keepers of our unique legacy of Greek heritage and culture.
• We will raise awareness of both Orthodoxy and Hellenism in Ann Ann Arbor and the surrounding area through our focus on the Church’s traditional liturgical, visual and musical heritage.
• We enhance our sense of community by meeting the needs of the various groups that make up our Parish. Our community will grow spiritually and in number.
The Glorious Prophet Elias (Elijah); Synaxis of the Russians who were perfected in France: Protopresbyter Alexios Mednedkov, Presbyter Dimitrii Klepinin, Mother Maria Skobtsova, her son Yuri Skobtsov, and Ilia Fondaminskii; Mother Maria Skobtsova, New-Martyr of France