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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Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church
Reverend Luke Uhl, Presiding Priest
3585 North 12th Street
Grand Junction, Colorado 81506

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Parish phone: 970-242-9590
Father Luke e-mail: fr.luke@denver.goarch.org
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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 current worship schedule. 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 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.

Do you have to be Greek?
Of course not!

We are just average Americans living in the Grand Valley, and our language is English. Our congregation is diverse, and everyone is welcome. Read more...

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 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.

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

Referring to a “Greek,” “Russian,” etc. Orthodox Church is comparable to speaking about an “Irish,” “Polish,” etc. 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, 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!

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.

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
Videos about the Orthodox Christian faith and life from GOTelecom.

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 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

Our Hierarchs:

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Archbishop Demetrios of America

Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver
Email: fr.luke@denver.goarch.org
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