DETROIT – The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC), will sponsor a concert to benefit International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Antiochian Orthodox Basilica of St. Mary, 18100 Merriman Road, Livonia.
The program will consist of hymns to the Theotokos sung during the liturgical year performed by the Orthodox Choir of Metropolitan Detroit conducted by Matushka Vickie Kopistiansky, artistic director. ”We’re very excited that it will be a great concert, and we look forward to supporting a great charity like IOCC,” Subdeacon Robert A. Mitchell, president of the COCC, said.
The concert will be open to the general public as well as Orthodox Christians free of charge. Donations will be collected to support the IOCC. An afterglow will follow the concert. For a map and directions to the church, visit the St. Mary website at
IOCC is the official humanitarian aid agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in North and Central America. Since its inception in 1992, IOCC has delivered more than $400 million in relief and development programs to families and communities in 50 countries. For further information, contact IOCC at (877) 803-IOCC (4622) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The COCC (http://www.coccdetroit.com) is a 55-year-old clergy and lay association that represents various canonical Orthodox churches in metropolitan Detroit and sponsors a variety of programs in the areas of worship, fellowship, charity, education and outreach. For further information, contact Subdeacon Robert at (313) 204-5103 or email@example.com .
The Orthodox Choir is composed of volunteer singers from Orthodox parish choirs throughout metropolitan Detroit. In addition to special concerts, the choir sings an annual series of Vespers services during the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent sponsored by the COCC and served by members of the Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood of St. John Chrysostom of Metropolitan Detroit.
For further information, contact Matushka Vickie at (313) 366-0677.