Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Grand Junction, Colorado

Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople (AD 73)
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (AD 1922)
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver (AD 1979)

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Worship Services

The worship services celebrated in the Orthodox Church are ancient. They evolved simply and logically from the the Old Testament Temple and synagogue services.

The texts we use today are identical to those that were common usage in the universal, undivided Christian Church of the first three centuries. Most were compiled (not composed) between the fourth and seventh centuries, and have been handed down to us in their original New Testament (“koine”) Greek language.

The only significant change to our services from the first centuries of Christianity is that in the past half century they have been translated from Greek into English for use in our parishes. Prior to that, they were translated from Greek into Slavonic (an early Slavic language) for Russian-speaking peoples in the tenth century.

To read the English texts of our most-typical parish services, click here.

Blessing Services

The Orthodox Church celebrates various blessing services throughout the year for the sanctification of the faithful and of the world.

To read a description, and the English text, of the most-common parish blessing services, click here.

Orthodox Christianity on the Western Slope of Colorado!
Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church
3585 North 12th Street
Grand Junction, Colorado 81506
Sunday Morning Services
Matins 9:00 am • Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
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Presiding Priest:
Reverend Protopresbyter Luke Uhl
Father Luke email: fr.luke@denver.goarch.org
Parish phone: 970-242-9590
Parish Worship Service and Activity Schedule
The following are planned schedules...
Please re-check this page often, as schedules may change on short notice...

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Notes:

The language of our parish is English; all of our services have been translated from their original New Testament (“koine”) Greek language into English. more...

Orthodox worship is different! We recommend you read “12 Things I Wish I’d Known” by Frederica Mathews-Green. The article is a helpful breakdown of some key questions you might have on your first visit.

Parish Prosfora Baking Schedule

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Baking Resources
Festival Baking Schedule
All – men and women, young and old – are welcome to help prepare baked goods for the Festival. This is a great way to meet fellow parishioners, and get to know them working shoulder to shoulder for the glory of God. Many hands are needed, and no experience necessary. Come one day or another day, come some days or all days. Help with the work and enjoy the fellowship!

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Holy Days

Our Hierarch, His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver, asks that each parish celebrate the Divine Liturgy (preceded by the appropriate services of Great Vespers and Matins) on every Sunday of the year, as well as on various dates (“Holy Days”) commemorating major feasts during the Orthodox liturgical year.

To read the list of dates of Holy Days, on which the Divine Liturgy is to be celebrated throughout the year, click here.

Great Feasts

The Orthodox Church celebrates events in the life of the Lord and of His blessed Mother that are part of God’s “economy” for our salvation.

To read about the feast days reflected in the parish worship schedule, click here.

Worship Topics

Many terms used in Orthodox Church worship services may seem unfamiliar or “foreign.”

To read descriptions of these terms, many of which are reflected in the parish worship schedule, click here.

Other Topics

To read about other topics of interest, click here.

Email: fr.luke@denver.goarch.org
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