Greek Orthodox Church
Reverend Luke Uhl, Parish Priest
3585 North 12th Street
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Grand Junction, Colorado 81506
970-242-9590 parish answering machine
303-333-7794 Father Luke in Denver
Everyone is welcome to worship God with us according to the ancient Orthodox Christian tradition at Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Who are we?
We are diverse
Our congregation consists of the descendants of immigrants from Greece to western Colorado, but also of others whose ancestors came from various traditionally Orthodox countries. In addition, many parishioners are simply "Americans" -- generally converts from the Roman Catholic and Protestant denominations.
We are under the spiritual and ecclesiastical jurisdiction of His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver. The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver is part of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America which is an Eparchy (province) of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
Please contact us
Do not hesitate to call us for more information.
For local information, please contact our Parish Council president, Mr. Fred Fowler, at 970-241-3279, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
You may also contact Father Luke at 303-333-7794, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do we believe?
We believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church
The link titled Our Faith at the top and bottom of this page will provide you with some introductory articles on the Orthodox Church.
One of the best books to read about Orthodox Christianity is The Orthodox Church by Timothy Ware (ISBN 0-14-014656-3), and we highly recommend it to you; in fact, we offer a complimentary copy for interested visitors to our church.
Another excellent book is Introducing the Orthodox Church, Its Faith and Life by Father Anthony Coniaris (ISBN 0-937032-25-5); we also offer a complimentary copy of this book to visitors who are interested.
We also recommend the link titled Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America at the top and bottom of this page which offers a vast selection of information about the Orthodox Christian Faith.
Read today's Epistle and Gospel selection, and learn about the saints commemorated on this date.
Refer to an online calendar listing saints, feasts, and fasting periods in the Orthodox Church.
Watch a weekly video feature on Orthodox faith and life from GOTelecom.
Learn About Our Faith
Learn more about the Orthodox faith from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
Use our online parish bookstore!
Click here to go to the Orthodox Marketplace. By accessing the site through this link, Saint Nicholas parish will receive 10% of all purchases made. You may also contact our bookstore manager in Grand Junction, Ms. Aileen Bowman, for other items not carried by the Marketplace.
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Services are offered every Sunday.
We do not have a full–time priest assigned to the parish, but we are served by the Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver, the Reverend Luke Uhl.
Father Luke visits the parish at least two weekends a month. He also is in residence during all the major holy seasons as well as on many of the major holy days.
When a priest is not present on a Sunday morning, the Typika Service (a lay reader service) is sung by the congregation, followed by Bible Study.
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parish worship schedule page
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current schedule (.pdf)
Please refer to the schedule often ...
changes may occur on short notice.
How do we worship?
Our services are liturgical
We follow the Orthodox liturgical tradition. Our services consist of Psalms, prayers, petitions, and Scripture readings. All services are chanted antiphonally by the priest and the congregation, without instrumental accompaniment. The words and melodies are in the traditional Byzantine style.
Our services are ancient
Our services are ancient in structure and content. The Divine Liturgy we celebrate was compiled (not composed) by Saint John Chrysostom in the fourth century.
Our services are sacramental
Orthodox Christianity celebrates seven principal Sacraments: Baptism, Chrismation (Confirmation), Holy Eucharist, Repentance (Confession), Holy Unction (Anointing of the Sick), Holy Matrimony, and Holy Orders.
What language do we use?
All services are in English
The language of our parish is English; all of our services are in English. Whenever hymns or Psalm verses are repeated in the services we generally first chant them in their original, New Testament Greek and then in English.
The Lord's Prayer is repeated in as many languages as may be represented in the congregation. Usually the Our Father is recited in New Testament Greek, Latin, Ukrainian, Dutch, Spanish, and English.
Do you have to be Greek?
Of course not!
The adjective "Greek" Orthodox simply means that our Church has its origin in Greece and Asia Minor. Just like "Roman" Catholic means that it has its origin in Rome.
It also identifies us as a parish of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
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to the Troparion
of Saint Nicholas