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Nativity of The Virgin Mary Church
Publish Date: 2021-03-07
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Nativity of The Virgin Mary Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (734) 420-0131
  • Fax:
  • (734) 420-0602
  • Street Address:

  • 39851 Five Mile Road

  • Plymouth Township, MI 48170


Contact Information






Services Schedule

 

Sundays 

9:00 am - Orthros

10:00 am - Divine Liturgy

Wednesday 

7:00 pm - Paraklesis 

Abundant Online Giving:  

https://abundant.co/nativitygochurch

 

 


Past Bulletins


Come and Worship!

Just in case you don't know - Nativity is open for worship! Join us in person (masks and social distancing required) or watch online: Visit our livestream web page to see the services.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 6 - Saturday of Souls  8:45am Orthros & 10am Divine Liturgy

NAMES FOR SATURDAY OF SOULS - submit your names using the forms on the candlestand or email them to the church office  Please submit your names only once: they will be used for all the Saturdays of Souls during this season. Please also remember your loved ones by not only submitting their names, but by attending the holy services to offer your own prayers for their eternal rest. Anyone wishing to do so may also bring a small dish of memorial wheat (kolyva) for use during the service – and you can take it home to share with your family following the Liturgy.

Sunday, March 7, Judgement Sunday (Meatfare Sunday) 8:45am Orthros & 10am Divine Liturgy (click here to view the Liturgy for the Day) 

HOPE/JOY meets following liturgy on Sunday!  The weather is warming - let's get together for a little outdoor fun.  A light prepackaged lunch will be served (out of doors).  Bring your scooters or bikes or use the ones we have here.  

Tuesday, March 9, Zoom Bible Study at 11am

Click the link below to join the meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9177749823?pwd=MUlWaHE2aXh5WCtCNmJHay90NDFjUT09

Meeting ID: 917 774 9823 Passcode: 023606

Wednesday, March 10, Paraklesis  at 7pm Call or email the church office with your prayer requests.  

News and Announcements

NEWS FROM THE PARISH COUNCIL Call for Special Assembly on Sunday, March 14.  On the agenda is the 2021 budget, Proposal to establish an endowment account, proposal to fund critical repairs to the church building and proposal to change number of voting members needed for a quorum.  Your presence is needed to discuss these items and take care of church business.  More information is attached below and has been sent out via Postal Mail to our voting members.

COFFEE HOUR WILL RESUME When the weather permits us to be out of doors or when  the Metropolis guidelines allow us to have indoor gatherings.  

NATIVITY MEMBER SEEKING A RELIABLE USED CAR - it has come to our attention that we have a parishioner looking for an inexpensive, reliable used vehicle. Contact the church office for more details.  

VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER FOR DAUGHTERS OF PENELOPE Browse the many tables that have been lovingly prepared by the members and friends and make a donation in support of the Daughters of Penelope Scholarship Fund.  Click here to visit their square site. For donations by check, please make payable to DOP chapter 174 and mail to the attention of Pam Petropoulos, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 3109 Scio Church Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48103

NATIVITY FOOD PANTRY - The pantry is full, Thank you for filling it! If you need assistance or know of someone who needs help, feel free to reach out to Father Nick, the church office or Parish Council President, Pete Tsaprazis at any time.  Your needs will be kept confidential. 

Keep track of Feasts, Fasts, Saints and Celebrations in 2021- Pick up a new Ecclesiastical Calendar. Thanks to Charles R. Step Funeral Home for sponsoring them for Nativity.

TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY Did you know that Fr. Nick offers a Zoom Bible study on Tuesdays at 11:00 am? He'd love to have you join the lively discussion.  Click here to join the zoom session.

"THE THREE HIERARCHS" GREEK SCHOOL RESUMES CLASSES ONLINE - You may contact Anna Liakou-Hentnik for more specific information at nativity_greek_school@yahoo.com

ALTAR BOYS Please arrive no later than 9:45 am if you plan to serve.   Masks are required, social distance must be maintained. Contact Bill Smith if you have any questions.

Those in Our Prayers

Nicholas the Bishop, George the Priest, Philemon the Priest, Svetomir the Priest, Cassani the Presvytera, Kalliope the Presvytera, Adel Boles and Family, Mary Caracostas, Brandi Cauthen, Angeliki Dellas, Maria  Dionyssopoulos, Constantin Dumitrescu, Kosta Efthimiou, Maria Espinosa, George Fine, Donna Hollis, John Houstoulakis, Gail Jaska, Kathy Jenaras, Maria Kalas, Helen Kaneris, Ted Kithes, Constantine Kondyles, Panagiotis Korelis, George Kotsonis, Soula Koumariotis, Panayiota Koutoupa, Anastasia Kyriazako, John Lambrou, Andrula Loisides, John and Julie Long, Anyssa Mahfoud, Wade Mahfoud, Anna Marcus, Bessie Marcus, Angela Mareskas, Frank Maroudis, David Meadors, Chris Milianis, Freda Mollasis, Evelyn Morris, Donka Nanovski, Pavle Nanovski, Alexander Nichoff, Carlo Nichoff, Freda Nicozisis, Marcy Papageorgakis, John Pappas, Marilyn Popyk, Penny Poulos, Maria Rifat, Helen Sitaras, Joan Stockdale, Evan Kostonas Stocklane, Mike Tjilos, Rick Tobin, Jim Tsakos, Evris and Helen Tsaprazis, John and Catherine Vardouniotis, Maryann Varverakis, Jim Vlahakis, Irene Vouharas, Sheri Wilkins, Irene Yiannati, Sandy Zembylas, Lisa Zervos, Constandina “Michele”, Hunsinger Family, Kyriakos “Chaz”, Norma and Basom, Stephanos “Roy”

 

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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Second Mode

When the angelic powers appeared at Your grave, the soldiers guarding it feared and became as dead. And standing by the sepulcher was Mary who was seeking Your immaculate body. You devastated Hades, not afflicted by it. You went to meet the virgin, and granted eternal life. You resurrected from the dead. O Lord, glory to You.
Ἀγγελικαὶ Δυνάμεις ἐπὶ τὸ μνῆμά σου, καὶ οἱ φυλάσσοντες ἀπενεκρώθησαν, καὶ ἵστατο Μαρία ἐν τῷ τάφῳ, ζητοῦσα τὸ ἄχραντόν σου σῶμα. Ἐσκύλευσας τὸν ᾍδην, μὴ πειρασθεὶς ὑπ' αὐτοῦ, ὑπήντησας τῇ Παρθένῳ, δωρούμενος τὴν ζωήν, ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ των νεκρῶν, Κύριε δόξα σοι.

Seasonal Kontakion in the First Mode

When You come down to the earth, O God, in Your glory, all things will cower tremulous, and a river of fire will draw before Your Judgment Seat; the books shall be opened up, and public knowledge will things hidden be. Rescue me, then, I pray, from unquenchable fire, and count me worthy to stand at Your right hand, O You, the most righteous Judge.
Ὅταν ἔλθῃς ὁ Θεός, ἐπὶ γῆς μετὰ δόξης, καὶ τρέμωσι τὰ σύμπαντα, ποταμὸς δὲ τοῦ πυρὸς πρὸ τοῦ Βήματος ἕλκῃ, καὶ βίβλοι ἀνοίγωνται, καὶ τὰ κρυπτὰ δημοσιεύωνται, τότε ῥῦσαί με, ἐκ τοῦ πυρὸς τοῦ ἀσβέστου, καὶ ἀξίωσον, ἐκ δεξιῶν σου μὲ στῆναι, Κριτὰ δικαιότατε.
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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Psalm 146.5;134.3.
Great is our Lord, and great is his power.
Verse: Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good.

The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 8:8-13; 9:1-2.

Brethren, food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do. Only take care lest this liberty of yours somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. For if any one sees you, a man of knowledge, at table in an idol's temple, might he not be encouraged, if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols? And so by your knowledge this weak man is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died. Thus, sinning against your brethren and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food is a cause of my brother's falling, I will never eat meat, lest I cause my brother to fall.

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord? If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.

Προκείμενον. Fourth Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 146.5;134.3.
Μέγας ὁ Κύριος ἡμῶν, καὶ μεγάλη ἡ ἰσχὺς ἀὐτοῦ.
Στίχ. Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον, ὅτι ἀγαθός.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Κορινθίους α' 8:8-13, 9:1-2.

Ἀδελφοί, βρῶμα ἡμᾶς οὐ παρίστησιν τῷ θεῷ· οὔτε γὰρ ἐὰν φάγωμεν περισσεύομεν, οὔτε ἐὰν μὴ φάγωμεν ὑστερούμεθα. Βλέπετε δὲ μήπως ἡ ἐξουσία ὑμῶν αὕτη πρόσκομμα γένηται τοῖς ἀσθενοῦσιν. Ἐὰν γάρ τις ἴδῃ σε τὸν ἔχοντα γνῶσιν ἐν εἰδωλείῳ κατακείμενον, οὐχὶ ἡ συνείδησις αὐτοῦ ἀσθενοῦς ὄντος οἰκοδομηθήσεται εἰς τὸ τὰ εἰδωλόθυτα ἐσθίειν; Καὶ ἀπολεῖται ὁ ἀσθενῶν ἀδελφὸς ἐπὶ τῇ σῇ γνώσει, διʼ ὃν Χριστὸς ἀπέθανεν; Οὕτως δὲ ἁμαρτάνοντες εἰς τοὺς ἀδελφούς, καὶ τύπτοντες αὐτῶν τὴν συνείδησιν ἀσθενοῦσαν, εἰς Χριστὸν ἁμαρτάνετε. Διόπερ εἰ βρῶμα σκανδαλίζει τὸν ἀδελφόν μου, οὐ μὴ φάγω κρέα εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, ἵνα μὴ τὸν ἀδελφόν μου σκανδαλίσω. Οὐκ εἰμὶ ἀπόστολος; Οὐκ εἰμὶ ἐλεύθερος; Οὐχὶ Ἰησοῦν Χριστὸν τὸν κύριον ἡμῶν ἑώρακα; Οὐ τὸ ἔργον μου ὑμεῖς ἐστε ἐν κυρίῳ; Εἰ ἄλλοις οὐκ εἰμὶ ἀπόστολος, ἀλλά γε ὑμῖν εἰμι· ἡ γὰρ σφραγὶς τῆς ἐμῆς ἀποστολῆς ὑμεῖς ἐστε ἐν κυρίῳ.


Gospel Reading

Judgment Sunday (Meatfare Sunday)
The Reading is from Matthew 25:31-46

The Lord said, "When the Son of man comes in his glory and all the holy angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, 'Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.' Then he will say to those at his left hand, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.' Then they also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?' Then he will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.' And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."

Judgment Sunday (Meatfare Sunday)
Κατὰ Ματθαῖον 25:31-46

Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος· Ὅταν δὲ ἔλθῃ ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἐν τῇ δόξῃ αὐτοῦ καὶ πάντες οἱ ἅγιοι ἄγγελοι μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ, τότε καθίσει ἐπὶ θρόνου δόξης αὐτοῦ, καὶ συναχθήσεται ἔμπροσθεν αὐτοῦ πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, καὶ ἀφοριεῖ αὐτοὺς ἀπ᾿ ἀλλήλων ὥσπερ ὁ ποιμὴν ἀφορίζει τὰ πρόβατα ἀπὸ τῶν ἐρίφων, καὶ στήσει τὰ μὲν πρόβατα ἐκ δεξιῶν αὐτοῦ, τὰ δὲ ἐρίφια ἐξ εὐωνύμων. τότε ἐρεῖ ὁ βασιλεὺς τοῖς ἐκ δεξιῶν αὐτοῦ· δεῦτε οἱ εὐλογημένοι τοῦ πατρός μου, κληρονομήσατε τὴν ἡτοιμασμένην ὑμῖν βασιλείαν ἀπὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου. ἐπείνασα γάρ, καὶ ἐδώκατέ μοι φαγεῖν, ἐδίψησα, καὶ ἐποτίσατέ με, ξένος ἤμην, καὶ συνηγάγετέ με, γυμνός, καὶ περιεβάλετέ με, ἠσθένησα, καὶ ἐπεσκέψασθέ με, ἐν φυλακῇ ἤμην, καὶ ἤλθετε πρός με. τότε ἀποκριθήσονται αὐτῷ οἱ δίκαιοι λέγοντες· κύριε, πότε σε εἴδομεν πεινῶντα καὶ ἐθρέψαμεν, ἢ διψῶντα καὶ ἐποτίσαμεν; πότε δέ σε εἴδομεν ξένον καὶ συνηγάγομεν, ἢ γυμνὸν καὶ περιεβάλομεν; πότε δέ σε εἴδομεν ἀσθενῆ ἢ ἐν φυλακῇ, καὶ ἤλθομεν πρός σε; καὶ ἀποκριθεὶς ὁ βασιλεὺς ἐρεῖ αὐτοῖς· ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, ἐφ᾿ ὅσον ἐποιήσατε ἑνὶ τούτων τῶν ἀδελφῶν μου τῶν ἐλαχίστων, ἐμοὶ ἐποιήσατε. τότε ἐρεῖ καὶ τοῖς ἐξ εὐωνύμων· πορεύεσθε ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ οἱ κατηραμένοι εἰς τὸ πῦρ τὸ αἰώνιον τὸ ἡτοιμασμένον τῷ διαβόλῳ καὶ τοῖς ἀγγέλοις αὐτοῦ. ἐπείνασα γάρ, καὶ οὐκ ἐδώκατέ μοι φαγεῖν, ἐδίψησα, καὶ οὐκ ἐποτίσατέ με, ξένος ἤμην, καὶ οὐ συνηγάγετέ με, γυμνός, καὶ οὐ περιεβάλετέ με, ἀσθενὴς καὶ ἐν φυλακῇ, καὶ οὐκ ἐπεσκέψασθέ με. τότε ἀποκριθήσονται αὐτῷ καὶ αὐτοὶ λέγοντες· κύριε, πότε σε εἴδομεν πεινῶντα ἢ διψῶντα ἢ ξένον ἢ γυμνὸν ἢ ἀσθενῆ ἢ ἐν φυλακῇ, καὶ οὐ διηκονήσαμέν σοι; τότε ἀποκριθήσεται αὐτοῖς λέγων· ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, ἐφ᾿ ὅσον οὐκ ἐποιήσατε ἑνὶ τούτων τῶν ἐλαχίστων, οὐδὲ ἐμοὶ ἐποιήσατε. καὶ ἀπελεύσονται οὗτοι εἰς κόλασιν αἰώνιον, οἱ δὲ δίκαιοι εἰς ζωὴν αἰώνιον.


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Memorials and Trisagion

Three Year Trisagion for Stamati Kaplantzes
Seven Year Trisagion for Argyro Kaplantzes

Beloved Parents of Sophia (Steve) Vlahakis, Emmanuel (Maria) and Elefterios "Ted" (Irene) and loving grandparents of 9 grandchildren.

May their memory be eternal.

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Wisdom of the Fathers

He indicates the dispositions of each, calling the one kids, the other sheep, that He might indicate the unfruitfulness of the one, for no fruit will come from kids; and the great profit from the other, for indeed from sheep great is the profit, as well from the milk, as from the wool, and from the young, of all which things the kid is destitute.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily on Matt. XXV, 4th Century

For when one has pity on the poor, he lends to God; and he who gives to the least gives to God--sacrifices spiritually to God an odour of a sweet smell.
St. Cyprian of Carthage
The Lord's Prayer, 33. B#41, p.102, 3rd century

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Saints and Feasts

Lastjudgement1
March 07

Judgment Sunday (Meatfare Sunday)

The foregoing two parables -- especially that of the Prodigal Son -- have presented to us God's extreme goodness and love for man. But lest certain persons, putting their confidence in this alone, live carelessly, squandering upon sin the time given them to work out their salvation, and death suddenly snatch them away, the most divine Fathers have appointed this day's feast commemorating Christ's impartial Second Coming, through which we bring to mind that God is not only the Friend of man, but also the most righteous Judge, Who recompenses to each according to his deeds.

It is the aim of the holy Fathers, through bringing to mind that fearful day, to rouse us from the slumber of carelessness unto the work of virtue, and to move us to love and compassion for our brethren. Besides this, even as on the coming Sunday of Cheese-fare we commemorate Adam's exile from the Paradise of delight -- which exile is the beginning of life as we know it now -- it is clear that today's is reckoned the last of all feasts, because on the last day of judgment, truly, everything of this world will come to an end.

All foods, except meat and meat products, are allowed during the week that follows this Sunday.


Allsaint
March 08

Theophylact the Confessor, Bishop of Nicomedia

Theophylact was from the East; his native city is unknown. In Constantinople he became a close friend of Tarsius, who afterwards became Patriarch of Constantinople (see Feb. 25).Theophylact was made Bishop of Nicomedia. After the death of Saint Tarsius, his successor Nicephorus (see June 2) called together a number of Bishops to help him in fighting the iconoclasm of Emperor Leo the Armenian, who reigned from 813-820. Among them was Euthymius, Bishop of Sardis (celebrated Dec. 26), who had attended the holy Seventh Ecumenical Council in 787 - he was exiled three times for the sake of the holy icons, and for defying the Emperor Theophilus' command to renounce the veneration of the icons, was scourged from head to foot until his whole body was one great wound, from which he died eight days later, about the year 830; Joseph of Thessalonica (see July 14); Michael of Synnada (see May 23); Emilian, Bishop of Cyzicus (see Aug. 8); and Saint Theophylact, who boldly rebuked Leo to his face, telling him that because he despised the long-suffering of God, utter destruction was about to overtake him, and there would be none to deliver him. For this, Theophylact was exiled to the fortress of Strobilus in Karia of Asia Minor, where, after 30 years of imprisonment and hardship, he gave up his holy soul about the year 845. Leo the Armenian, according to the Saint's prophecy, was slain in church on the eve of our Lord's Nativity, in 820.


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March 09

The Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebastia

These holy Martyrs, who came from various lands, were all soldiers under the same general. Taken into custody for their faith in Christ, and at first interrogated by cruel means, they were then stripped of their clothing and cast onto the frozen lake which is at Sebastia of Pontus, at a time when the harsh and freezing weather was at its worst. They endured the whole night naked in such circumstances, encouraging one another to be patient until the end. He that guarded them, named Aglaius, who was commanded to receive any of them that might deny Christ, had a vision in which he saw heavenly powers distributing crowns to all of the Martyrs, except one, who soon after abandoned the contest. Seeing this, Aglaius professed himself a Christian and joined the Martyrs on the lake, and the number of forty remained complete. In the morning, when they were almost dead from the cold, they were cast into fire, after which their remains were thrown into the river. Thus they finished the good course of martyrdom in 320, during the reign of Licinius. These are their names: Acacius, Aetius, Aglaius, Alexander, Angus, Athanasius, Candidus, Chudion, Claudius, Cyril, Cyrion, Dometian, Domnus, Ecdicius, Elias, Eunoicus, Eutyches, Eutychius, Flavius, Gaius, Gorgonius, Helianus, Heraclius, Hesychius, John, Lysimachus, Meliton, Nicholas, Philoctemon, Priscus, Sacerdon, Severian, Sisinius, Smaragdus, Theodulus, Theophilus, Valens, Valerius, Vivianus, and Xanthias.


Symeonnewspious
March 12

Symeon the New Theologian

Saint Symeon became a monk of the Studite Monastery as a young man, under the guidance of the elder Symeon the Pious. Afterwards he struggled at the Monastery of Saint Mamas in Constantinople, of which he became abbot. After enduring many trials and afflictions in his life of piety, he reposed in 1022. Marvelling at the heights of prayer and holiness to which he attained, and the loftiness of the teachings of his life and writings, the church calls him "the New Theologian." Only to two others, John the Evangelist and Gregory, Patriarch of Constantinople, has the church given the name "Theologian." Saint Symeon reposed on March 12, but since this always falls in the Great Fast, his feast is kept today.


Allsaints1
March 13

Cheesefare Saturday

The God-bearing Fathers, after preparing us through the preceding feasts for the stadium of spiritual struggles, now set before us the men and women who have passed their lives in a manner pleasing to God, so that by their example they might make us more eager in the work of virtue and more courageous against the passions. And as experienced generals, when they prepare their soldiers for battle, urge their soldiers on by recalling for them the heroic exploits of excellent men, so that the soldiers take courage and charge wholeheartedly against the enemy; even so the God-bearing Fathers do for our sakes now, by appointing this day as a common memorial and feast of all those Saints who by many labours overcame the passions and became well-pleasing to God; so that we too, looking to the life of the righteous, might imitate them as far as possible in contending courageously against the passions and accomplishing the virtues, having it always in mind that the Saints were of the same nature and of like passions with us.


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Stewardship and Online Giving

Thank you Faithful Stewards! - 2020 Giving Statements were sent out by email and also by postal mail. If you did not receive your giving statement or if corrections are needed, contact the Parish Office.  

We can set up your electronic giving - it's safe, easy and means more accuracy and less work for our offering counters and office staff.  Just print out the attached enrollment form and return it to Kathy in the Parish Office.

 

abundant giving

Introducing Abundant Online Giving

Nativity's new online giving service! You can donate by App (available for Apple or Android devices) by web (link on our web page) by ACH/EFT (Kathy will set it up for you). This program connects directly with our parish data system - so your stewardship gifts are imported directly into your record.  Contact Kathy in the church office if you have questions. 

Abundant

 

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Nativity's Gmail Calendar

  • Nativity Calendar

    March 7 to March 22, 2021

    Sunday, March 7

    Judgment Sunday (Meatfare Sunday)

    8:45AM Orthros

    Monday, March 8

    Dairy Allowed

    Theophylact the Confessor, Bishop of Nicomedia

    Tuesday, March 9

    Dairy Allowed

    The Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebastia

    11:00AM Zoom Bible Study

    Wednesday, March 10

    Dairy Allowed

    Quadratus the Martyr & his Companions

    7:00PM Paraklesis

    Thursday, March 11

    Dairy Allowed

    Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem

    Friday, March 12

    Dairy Allowed

    Theophanes the Confessor

    Saturday, March 13

    Saturday of Souls

    Dairy Allowed

    Cheesefare Saturday

    8:45AM Orthros and Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, March 14

    Cheesefare Sunday

    Forgiveness Sunday

    8:45AM Orthros

    6:00PM Forgiveness Service

    Monday, March 15

    Clean Monday

    Strict Fast

    Agapius the Martyr & His Companions

    10:00AM Church office Closed

    6:00PM Great Compline

    Tuesday, March 16

    Strict Fast

    Sabine the Martyr of Egypt

    11:00AM Zoom Bible Study

    6:00PM Great Compline

    Wednesday, March 17

    Strict Fast

    Alexis the Man of God

    6:00PM Presanctified Liturgy

    Thursday, March 18

    Strict Fast

    Cyril, Patriarch of Jerusalem

    6:00PM Great Compline

    Friday, March 19

    Strict Fast

    The Holy Martyrs Chrysanthus and Daria

    10:00AM Presanctified Liturgy

    7:00PM Salutations to the Theotokos

    Saturday, March 20

    Saturday of Souls

    Wine/oil allowed

    First Saturday of Lent: The Commemoration of the Miracle of Kollyva wrought by Saint Theodore the Tyro

    8:45AM Orthros and Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, March 21

    Wine/oil allowed

    Sunday of Orthodoxy

    8:45AM Orthros

    Monday, March 22

    Strict Fast

    Basil the Holy Martyr of Ancyra

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Bulletin Inserts

    Our Journey to Pascha

    Our Journey to Pascha

    All you need to know about our Journey to Pascha - scripture, themes and how you can actively participate during Great Lent.


    Lent 2021 Schedule

    Lent 2021 Schedule

    2021 Lenten Services


    Special Assembly Notice

    Special Assembly Notice

    Letter calling for Special Assembly, 2021 proposed budget and proposal for Endowment fund


    Electronic Donation Authorization

    Electronic Donation Authorization

    Use this form to set up electronic donations directly from your checking or savings account. Complete the information and return it with a voided check to the church office.


    Friends of the Metropolis

    Friends of the Metropolis

    Information about the program and how you can support this important ministry in the Metropolis of Detroit.


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