The Assembly of the Canonical Bishops of the United States of America, of which our Greek Orthodox Archdiocese is a leading member, has created a Mental Health Task Force to assist our churches in meeting the needs of parishioners of whom may be suffering from any issues regarding their mental health. As we all know, this time of the COVID-19 pandemic has been especially difficult for the elderly and for the youth, for marriages and for those who are alone.
In response to this mental health crisis the new Task Force has created a National Directory of Orthodox Mental Health Providers. Please click here and you will be automatically directed to this national directory of Orthodox mental health providers.
Stay safe and Healthy!
Rev. Fr. Paul A. Patitsas Proistamenos
Latest Reopening Guidelines per the Metropolis of Detroit
Latest update from the State of Michigan
Here is a quick reference graphic from the press release. For the 3-week pause, please follow the guidelines within this graphic to understand what businesses are open and which are closed. Also, please note the limit for funerals.
Additionally, as restaurants are forced to close for inside dining, they are relying on their ability to provide carry-out or delivery as well as outdoor dining. Many restaurants don't have the ability to provide outdoor dining. PLEASE support your local restaurants as they maneuver through the various COVID-19 restrictions.
Please click here to view the entire letter as a pdf file.
For donating to St. Nicholas, you can donate online via our website. Click Here to access our Donate Now utility. Here are instructions to help you navigate the Donate Now Tool.
Because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the church has been closed to both visitors and parishioners. We realize that parishioners would like to light vigil candles at St. Nicholas, so we are starting a “Candles Online” program. St. Nicholas is offering to light candles for those that mail in their check, or please click here to donate $ 5.00 each for a vigil candle and a parish council member will light the candle on Sunday. If you need help with using the on-line donation feature, click here for simple instructions.
Click Here to access the National Directory of Orthodox Mental Health Providers
Click Here to read about our St. Nicholas Philoptochos' Outreach activities for COVID-19
Click Here to access additional resources from the Greek Orthodox Metropolis Of Detroit Sunday School Forum
Click Here to access the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Center for Family Care.
Click Here to access the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Religious Education.
Click Here to access the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Click Here to access the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministries - Small Group Resources
Click Here to access the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology & Religion (OCAMPR) page on COVID-19
Click Here to access the Orthodox Christian Directors in North America - Special Resources Page
Disclaimer: The information provided on our website is for informational purposes only and does not, itself, constitute medical advice. The information is not a replacement for careful medical judgments by qualified medical personnel. Please contact your healthcare professional for further information.