Come worship God with us!
is welcome to worship God with us according to the ancient
Christian tradition at Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church in Grand
Worship services are offered daily!
services are Morning Worship at 8:45 am and the Divine
Liturgy at 10:00 am. Click
for the current worship schedule.
How do we worship?
Our worship is liturgical, ancient, sacramental:
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.
What language do we use in our services?
All services are in English:
language of our parish is English; all of our services
have been translated from their original in the
Greek language into English.
Is “Koiné” Greek ever used in the services?
Services may include some “liturgical” Greek:
a hymn or refrain is sung more than once, it may be
chanted in its original Koiné Greek and then in English
translation. Please click
to read our Service Language Policy. The Lord’s Prayer may
be repeated the languages as might be represented in the
What do we believe?
The Nicene Creed summarizes our beliefs:
believe in one God, the Holy Trinity:
Father: the Creator of all things,
Son: the One through Whom all things are made,
Holy Spirit: the Lord and Giver of life.
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.
believe in one, holy, catholic, and Apostolic Church:
it is the same worldwide for all of its 264 million adherents.
it is the Body of Christ.
it is for all people, at all times, in every place.
it is the exact faith taught by Christ, preached by the
Apostles, and maintained by faithful Christians for the past
here to read the full text of the Nicene Creed.
Do you have to be Greek?
Of course not!
are just average Americans living in the Grand Valley, and our
language is English. Our congregation is diverse, and everyone
Who are our parishioners?
Just regular folks from Mesa County, Colorado:
parishioners are your neighbors, just regular folks from the
Grand Valley. Most came from the Roman Catholic and Protestant
Who is our Priest?
The Reverend Luke Uhl:
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 you known as “Greek Orthodox”?
It reflects our historical background
to a “Greek,” “Russian,” etc. Orthodox Church is comparable to
speaking about a “Irish,” “Polish,” etc. Roman Catholic Church.
Who are we affiliated with?
The Ecumenical Patriarchate.
are under the immediate spiritual and ecclesiastical
His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver. He is the bishop of the
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver, the
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and the
Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
“What Bible” do we use?
We use use the “same Bible” as other Christians:
“Bible” was defined by the Orthodox Church. The
on which all canons and translations are based, was given to
the world by the Orthodox Church.
Where can I find out more about the Orthodox Church and faith?
“Our Orthodox Faith”
to be redirected to our web page containing numerous links to
introductory articles on the Orthodox Church and faith.
“Holy Orthodoxy: The Ancient Church of Acts in the 21st Century”
to watch an excellent introductory video about Orthodox
12 things I wish Id known...
...before my first Visit to an Orthodox Church:
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 some key questions you might have on your
all else, know that you are welcome!