By Fr. Alex Radulescu - During the COVID-19 quarantine, our parish has continued the Bible study via the internet. I am so glad we can still meet and learn the word of God. Many of our parishioners who were not able to attend it in the past are now interested, since the sessions are online and there is no need to travel in the evening.
By Fr. Nick Kotsis - Since I came to Ann Arbor as a student in 1992, I have always enjoyed the fall in this beautiful town. The fall here has, at least in semblance to me, been replete with warm, sunny days and cool, crisp evenings. In the first few weeks of September, the cicadas still cry out in the night; perhaps in lamentation of summer’s pass, but more likely in calls to attention at the great transformation their lofty abodes will soon undergo. And when their echoes fade, the blended colors of the maples, oaks, and all the other trees transform the vista into something Jackson Pollock could not imitate.
By Fr. Alex Radulescu - During the Paschal season, we greet each other with this statement: Christ is Risen! and the response confirms the statement: Truly He is Risen!
By Fr. Nick Kotsis - I watched my fair share of Westerns when I was a kid. The plots were all pretty much the same. The only difference seemed to be that some cowboys sang (and never seemed to get dirty) and the cool ones didn’t sing (and always looked like a haggard mess). But I always liked the look of the towns, the saloons with the swinging doors, the general store (which always had everything the cowpokes needed), the guy whittling on the porch in a rocking chair, the look on people’s faces as the newcomer entered the tavern, the dusty streets, the Stetsons, the six-shooters, the tumbleweeds, etc. But I knew this was only Hollywood. There was no way real life could ever have been like that.
By Fr. Nick Kotsis - In 1990, our family went on a trip, by car, to California. Both of my parents have relatives in southern California, and they decided for us to see the country on this particular trip out to Los Angeles. I think for all of us, that was the greatest trip we ever took.
For more than 1,000 years, Christians have celebrated the Holy Fire ceremony in Jerusalem. Here’s how it continues to bring light to the faithful in dark times of quarantine.
Suspended on the Cross
by Fr. Alex Radulescu
“Today, He who suspended the earth in the waters is suspended on a cross.” (Troparion from the Matins of Holy Friday)
From Fr. Nick Kotsis - "Today is hung upon the Cross He Who suspended the earth upon the waters." Today we remember Jesus being nailed to the Cross. His sacrifice was done once and for all. But in some ways, His crucifixions continue.
Faith and Medicine
By Fr. Alex Radulescu - “My son, when you are sick do not be negligent, but pray to the Lord, and he will heal you… And give the physician his place, for the Lord created him; let him not leave you, for there is need of him.” (Sirach 38: 9,12)
Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
3109 Scio Church Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: (734) 332-8200
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