Read the Encyclical letter on the Feast of Pentecost from Metropolitan Nicholas.
His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas, along with the Metropolis Council and Metropolis Philoptochos, invite you to join us for the Feast of Saint Spyridon - patron saint of the chapel at the Metropolis Offices.
The annual Metropolis Open House has been canceled this year.
The Fast of the Nativity of our Lord has begun today. Please visit our archdiocese's website to learn more about this time and the importance of this celebration.
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. The Feast of the Presentation concludes the observances related to the Nativity of Christ, a period that opened on November 15 with the beginning of the Nativity fast.
Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
3109 Scio Church Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: (734) 332-8200
Fax: (734) 332-8201