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Welcome to the Diocese of Miami and the Southeast, part of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. The Diocese of Miami is led by His Grace Bishop Nicholas and includes more than 35 churches and missions in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

 

Bishop NICHOLAS Leads Pilgrimage to Mt. Athos

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Yazen Ziad Fakhouri, a second-year seminarian at St. Tikhon's Seminary in South Canaan, PA, joined five other seminarians on a pilgrimage to Mt. Athos led by His Grace Bishop NICHOLAS from December 2017 to January 2018. Yazen's hometown is suburban Detroit, Michigan, and his home parish is St. George Orthodox Church, with The Very Reverend Joseph Antypas. Yazen's report describes this life-changing experience.

Ring finger meets thumb while index, middle, and pinky are elevated in imperfect symmetry. A single hand with fingers positioned to represent the Holy Trinity and the dual natures of Christ move north to south, west to east conferring a millennia old blessing consistent with Holy Tradition. The recipient of this blessing was a stray dog weaving between an interminable sea of people queuing to board a ship to the holiest of mountains.

Bishop Nicholas Visits St. Ignatius

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Father Philip Begley, Senior Pastor at St. Ignatius in Franklin, TN reports:
 
On the weekend of December 15–17, 2017, His Grace Bishop NICHOLAS made his first-ever visit to the parish of St. Ignatius in Franklin, TN. Among the many highlights from that weekend were the meetings between His Grace and the youth of St. Ignatius, the ordination of Brian Short to the rank of subdeacon, the consecration of the Altar, as well as the induction of six new members to the Order of St. Ignatius of Antioch. We eagerly look forward to His Grace's next visit. May God grant him many years as our new shepherd in the Diocese of Miami and the Southeast!
 

Many Years to His Grace Bishop Nicholas!

Apolytikion of St. Nicholas, Tone 4

The truth of things revealed thee to thy flock as a rule of faith, a model of meekness, and a teacher of temperance. Therefore thou hast won the heights by humility, riches by poverty. Holy Father Nicholas, intercede with Christ our God that our souls may be saved.

December 6th is the celebration of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and the namesday of His Grace Bishop Nicholas. May God grant him many years!

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