Schedule of Regular Services:
Divine Liturgy - Sunday @ 10:30 a.m. (10:00 a.m. during the summer).
Orthros - Sunday @ 9:30 a.m. (9:00 a.m. during the summer).
Vespers - Saturday evening @ 5:00 p.m.
Daily Matins - Tuesday through Friday @ 8:30 a.m.
November 15, 2014, is the beginning of this year's Nativity Fast. The Nativity Fast is one of the four Canonical Fasting Seasons in the Church year. This is a joyous fast in anticipation of the Nativity of Christ.
Christmas Eve Services: Matins @ 5:45 pm, Liturgy @ 7:00 pm
The Book Club is currently reading "Holy Women of Russia: The Lives of Five Orthodox Women offer Spiritual Guidance for Today" by Brenda Meehan. Discussion date to be determined.
St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church is located at
2250 East Paris Ave SE
Kentwood, MI 49546
between 28th and Burton
The parish has an active Parish Council, Antiochian Women's Organization, Teen SOYO, and Fellowship of St. John the Evangelist (Young Adults group). The parish also has a Church Choir and Church School program. The Church school, under the direction of Roger and Kima David, serves children from pre-school through the 12th grade. Church school classes are held each Sunday during the school year, from 9:25a.m. to 10:30a.m. Adult education programs are offered during the week, as well as on Sunday mornings.
Arrangements for weddings, baptisms, and chrismations should be made with the Parish Priest. Classes for persons interested in the Orthodox Faith are held throughout the year on Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. Please call the church office to verify if these classes are currently in session.
The Church office is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except for holidays. The Church office can be reached at 616-954-2700 (messages may be left 24 hours a day)
Very Reverend Father Daniel Daly
Reverend Archdeacon David Khorey
Reverend Deacon Clement Nicoloff
Reverend Deacon Justin Adolphson
Please call the church office.
Our church calendar can be viewed HERE
Read about the history of our parishHERE
Who are we?
St. Nicholas church is a parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. Regionally we are part of the Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest. We are one of approximately 250 churces and missions in the USA and Canada. Our archdiocese is a part of the ancient Church of Antioch, mentioned in the New Testament. We are in full communion with the other historic Orthodox churches of Jerusalem, Alexandria, and Constantinople as well as the other Eastern Orthodox churches throughout the world.
What do Orthodox Christians believe?
The principal tenets of the Orthodox faith are contained in the Nicene/Constantinopolitan Creed (commonly called the "Nicene Creed". Orthodox Christians believe in the Blessed Trinity, the Divinity of Christ, His virgin birth and his glorious resurrection. The Orthodox church is in direct continuity with the Church founded by Jesus Christ. It does not trace its origins to any other reformer or founder. The Orthodox Church is a very traditional church in matters of faith and worship.
May visitors attend the Sunday Service?
Yes. Our principal service is at 10:30 AM on Sundays, except in June through August when it is held at 10:00 AM.
How does a person become a member of the Orthodox Church?
Ordinarily a person becomes a member of the Orthodox Church by being born again of water and the Holy Spirit in the Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation (Confirmation). Adults who have been baptized in non-Orthodox churches become members by a profession of faith and the Sacrament of Chrismation. This occurs after a period of instruction in the Orthodox faith.