Ann Arbor's First Orthodox Priest:
A Story of Refugeehood, Migration, and the Ecumenical Riches of Greek-Orthodoxy in America
Who was the first Orthodox Priest of Ann Arbor, and what can we learn from his life story today? This talk will follow the twists and turns in the life of Fr. Agathangelos, the first Greek-Orthodox priest to serve the spiritual needs of Ann Arbor nearly a century ago, and reflect on its broader meanings for Greek Orthodoxy in America. William Stroebel is an Asst. Professor in the Modern Greek Program and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on recovering the refugee literatures displaced by the Greco-Turkish Population Exchange of 1923. The lecture will be held Monday, February 20 at 7:00 pm, here at St. Nicholas, and be accompanied with refreshments and a reception after the Q&A.
Dear Clergy & Church Leadership,
On behalf of the District #10 Educational Foundation Board of Directors, I’d like to wish you a Happy New Year and give you some updates concerning the 2023 Scholarship applications.
Please reach out to high school seniors and college students in your parish to inform them of this wonderful opportunity that will help them in pursuing their education.
Applications for High School Seniors and College students are now available on the District #10 website at https://www.ahepadistrict10.org/educational-foundation . April 1st 2023 5:00 pm is the deadline to submit your application and all supplemental materials which must be in hand by this date and time (not postmarked). For any questions or inquiries, please contact Milton Gust at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-689-4156.
Also, you are invited to Zoom webinars to help students complete the 2023 AHEPA District 10 Educational Foundation Scholarship Application. Parents are welcome. The High School Seniors webinar will be on Saturday, January 7th at 10am and will last about 1 hour. The College webinar will follow at 11:30am and will last about 45 minutes.
Attendees at the webinars last year found it very helpful and it assisted them in fully completing their applications. In the webinars, you will:
High School Senior Scholarship Application Webinar (10am)
College Student Scholarship Applicants (11:30am)
Join the video Zoom webinar for the 2023 scholarship application:
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In Christ, Dino Stathis
Chairman, AHEPA District #10 Educational Foundation
Ζήτω η Ελλάδα! The 20th Detroit Greek Independence Day Parade was celebrated Sunday, April 10 with St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church of Ann Arbor in attendence!
The faculty of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology will offer spiritual guidance and instruction in various forms throughout the entire Paschal period, from the beginning of Lent until the feast of Pentecost. The first set of offerings will be a Lenten series entitled “My Soul, My Soul, Rise Up”: Lenten Reflections from Holy Cross. These brief video presentations will begin on Clean Monday and will continue every Monday until Holy Week. The first session, entitled “Grant Me to See”: Reflections on the Lenten Prayer of St. Ephraim, will be delivered on March 7 by Fr. George Parsenios, PhD, Dean of Holy Cross. All lectures will be made available on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and the Holy Cross website.
With new leadership for the Department of Religious Education comes a new initiative. The Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is pleased to announce the launch of the Sunday Sermon Series.
Starting today, an easy-to-download sermon based on the upcoming Sunday Gospel will be available online. Every week a new sermon will be released until the Sunday Sermon Series accessible database has one for every Sunday of the ecclesiastical year. The Series will include both the Gospel readings and insights and analyses about them. They will provide inspirational material for sermons for clergy, as well as catechetical material for educators of Sunday School, Adult Education, and Bible Study.
The Sunday Sermon Series can be easily accessed on the Department of Religious Education website or by simply subscribing to the Religious Educators email list, both at: religioused.goarch.org. The Series will also be posted weekly on the Department’s new social media accounts — Instagram, Twitter, Facebook: @goarchDRE — so follow to stay up-to-date.
The Sunday Sermon Series logo is a golden color in honor of Saint John Chrysostom. The epithet Χρυσόστομος (Chrysostom) means "golden-mouthed" in Greek and denotes his renowned eloquence as a preacher.
Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
3109 Scio Church Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: (734) 332-8200
Fax: (734) 332-8201