Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (AD 1958)
Grand Junction, Colorado

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

METROPOLIS OF DENVER

Come visit and
worship with us
in Grand Junction:

Saint Nicholas Church,
located on the corner of:
12th Street & Horizon Drive
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Saint Nicholas Parish
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There are two parishes
on Colorado’s beautiful
Western Slope:


Saint Nicholas in
Grand Junction, CO


and our sister OCA parish,
Saint Andrew in Delta, CO

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Our Hierarchs:


Ecumenical Patriarch
Bartholomew of Constantinople


Archbishop Demetrios of America


Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver

Our Affiliations:


Ecumenical Patriarchate
of Constantinople

 


Greek Orthodox
Archdiocese of America

 


Greek Orthodox
Metropolis of Denver

The 1st-Century Christian Church for 21st-Century America!
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Saint Nicholas Parish is an Orthodox Church in Grand Junction, Colorado. We are a parish of the Denver Metropolis of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, under the leadership of His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver.
Orthodox Christianity on the Western Slope of Colorado!
Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church
3585 North 12th Street
Grand Junction, Colorado 81506
Click here for map. Sunday Morning Services
Matins 8:45 am
Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
Presiding Priest:
Reverend Protopresbyter Luke Uhl
fr.luke@denver.goarch.org

Parish phone:
970-242-9590

Our services are almost entirely in English, with some New Testament Greek (and occasionally other languages) woven in to keep us connected to the ancient roots of the Christian faith. Come join us!

Welcome!
Come worship God with us!

Everyone is welcome to worship God with us according to the ancient Christian tradition at Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Worship Schedule
Worship services are offered daily.

Join us Sunday morning at 10:00 am for the Divine Liturgy, preceded by Morning Worship (Matins) at 8:45 am. Click here for the full worship schedule, including weekdays and Sundays. Read more...

How do we worship?
Our worship is liturgical, ancient, and sacramental.

Services consist of Psalms, prayers, petitions, and Scripture readings. Our services, beliefs, and practices are consistent with, and unchanged from, those of the historic, first-century, Apostolic, Christian era. Read more...

What language do we use in our services?
All services are in English.

The language of our parish is English; all of our services have been translated from their original in the Koiné, New Testament Greek language into English. Read more...

Is “Koiné” Greek ever used in the services?
Services may include some “liturgical” Greek.

If a hymn or refrain is sung more than once, it may be chanted in its original Koiné Greek and then in its English translation. Please click here to read our Service Language Policy. The Lord’s Prayer may be repeated the languages as might be represented in the congregation. Read more...

What do we believe?
The Nicene Creed summarizes our beliefs:

We believe in one God, the Holy Trinity:

The Father: the Creator of all things,

The Son: the One through Whom all things are made,

The Holy Spirit: the Lord and Giver of life.

We believe that Jesus Christ is God. He is the Word, the Son of the Father, Who became man, Who died on the Cross, and Who is resurrected on the third day for our salvation.

We believe in one, holy, catholic, and Apostolic Church:

One: it is the same worldwide for all of its 264 million adherents.

Holy: it is the Body of Christ.

Catholic: it is for all people, at all times, in every place.

Apostolic: it is the exact faith taught by Christ, preached by the Apostles, and maintained by faithful Christians for the past 2,000 years.

Click here to read the full text of the Nicene Creed.

Who are our parishioners?
We are regular folks from Mesa County, Colorado.

Our parishioners are your neighbors, just regular folks from the Grand Valley. Most came from the Roman Catholic and Protestant denominations. Read more...

Who is our Priest?
The Reverend Protopresbyter Luke Uhl.

Our pastor is “Father Luke.” He has served our parish since August 1995. For twenty years he served on a part-time basis while he was Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver. As of November 1, 2015 he is our full-time priest.

Do you have to be Greek?
Of course not!

The parish was founded in the the last century by descendents of Greek immigrants. Today our congregation is very diverse, just average Americans living in the Grand Valley. Our language is English, and everyone is welcome. Read more...

Why are we called “Greek Orthodox”?
To reflect our historical background.

The term Greek Orthodox is comparable to Roman Catholic. A “Greek” or “Russian” Orthodox Church is comparable to an “Irish” or “Polish” Roman Catholic Church. Read more...

Who are we affiliated with?
The Ecumenical Patriarchate.

We are under the jurisdiction of His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver, the bishop of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver. The Metropolis is part of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, an eparchy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Read more...

“What Bible” do we use?
We use use the “same Bible” as other Christians.

The “Bible” was defined by the Orthodox Church. The Textus Receptus, on which all Biblical translations are based, was given to the world by the Orthodox Church. Read more...

Where can I find out more about the Orthodox Church and faith?
Click “Our Orthodox Faith” to be redirected to our web page containing numerous links to introductory articles on the Orthodox Church and faith.

Also click “Holy Orthodoxy: The Ancient Church of Acts in the 21st Century” to watch an excellent introductory video about Orthodox Christianity.

12 things I wish I’d known...
...before my first visit to an Orthodox Church:

Orthodox worship is different! We recommend the article “12 Things I Wish I’d Known” by Frederica Mathews-Green, a helpful (and sometimes humorous) guide, answering key questions you might have on your first visit.

Above all else, know that you are welcome!

What does “Orthodox” mean?
The word “orthodox” derives from two Greek words, orthós (ὀρθός) and dóxa (δόξα).

Orthós means upright or straight, and implies normal, usual, typical, or standard.

Dóxa means glory, and implies opinion, honor, or worship.

The compound word “orthodox” thus means that which is ordinary or usual, that which is normal, or that which is generally or traditionally accepted as right, true, established, or approved.

Within Judaism, for instance, there are three generalized major variants or streams reflecting differences in belief and practice: orthodox, conservative, and liberal. See:
http://www.ijs.org.au/Variants-within-Judaism/default.aspx.

Likewise within Christianity there are three major categorical variants: Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant. See:
http://christianityinview.com/comparison.html.

What does “Orthodox Church” mean?
The “Orthodox Church” is the standard, or normative, expression of biblical, Apostolic Christianity. All other Christian churches – Roman Catholic, Protestant, and other – can be traced back historically to the Orthodox Church.

Two excellent graphic representations of Christian Church history are:


March 4, 1991 US News and World Report©


Saint Hilarion Press, Austin, Texas©

The following two books provide an excellent overview of Orthodox Christianity.

The Orthodox Church
The history and faith of Orthodox Christianity by Timothy Ware (ISBN 0-14-014656-3).
Introducing the Orthodox Church,
Its Faith and Life

Orthodox faith and traditions, by Father Anthony Coniaris (ISBN 0-937032-25-5).

We offer a complimentary copy of either or both of these books to interested visitors; ask at the parish bookstore.

We also recommend the following introductory videos:


The Ancient Church of Acts (video)

Discovering Orthodox Christianity (videos)

Additional links and resources about the Orthodox Christian Faith:

Discover Orthodox Christianity
Introductory articles and topics on the Orthodox Christian faith.
Online Chapel
Todays Epistle and Gospel, and the saints commemorated on this date.
Daily Readings App
Download a Daily Scripture App for your Mobile Devices.
Introduction to Orthodoxy
Introductory articles about the Orthodox Christian faith.
Orthodox Videos
Talks, shows, and presentations about the Orthodox Christian faith and life.

More information?
Please contact us!

Do not hesitate to call us for more information. You may contact our priest, Father Luke Uhl, at either:

phone: 970-242-9590
email: fr.luke@denver.goarch.org

I'm Orthodox: What Does that Mean?
30 Questions and Answers
A Concise and Practical Guidebook
From the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada)
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“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:14-16).

In order for us as Orthodox Christians to follow the words of Christ recorded by Matthew the Evangelist, we must be properly educated about the Truth of God and His Church, which is the Kingdom of Heaven realized on earth...this small Question and Answer-formatted guidebook was developed to help inform the faithful – and those interested in learning about Orthodoxy – about our Christian faith, which alone leads man to salvation in Christ.

Read this guidebook; contemplate the information provided in it; apply the lessons on a daily basis; become an active Orthodox Christian who prays, fasts, is a cheerful giver, merciful, goes to confession and church services, and lives a sacramental life.

By learning more about what a tremendous blessing it is to be an Orthodox Christian, we can give light ... and shine before men in today’s society and glorify the Triune God. We hope that this guidebook – together with our Orthodox Catechism: Basic Teachings of the Orthodox Faith book – enhances your relationship with the saints of our Church, the Most Holy Theotokos and, above all, Christ, the only Redeemer and Savior of the world.

Introductory comments by Metropolitan Sotirios of Toronto


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