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September 28, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
 Benefit Concert: Detroit, MI  @ St. Mary the Protectress  Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral  | Southfield | Michigan | United States
The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will sponsor a benefit concert to aid needy people in Middle East, North Africa and Ukraine. This is its fourth annual benefit concert. Theme:  “Blessed Be the Name of the Lord!”   The program will consist of Orthodox hymnsand songs of worship performed by the Orthodox Choir of Metropolitan Detroit conducted by Victoria Kopistiansky, artistic director.  Donations will be collected to aid needy people in the Middle East, North Africa and Ukraine through International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) and other Orthodox charitable organizations. An afterglow will follow the concert. “This is our opportunity to come together and support this important concert and raise funds for humanitarian aid to those suffering in the Middle East, North Africa and Ukraine,” COCC President Richard Shebib said. Additional Contact: David Adrian, Adrian & Associates.  (248) 322-9226 or (248) 515-4607 cell.
Commemoration:100th anniversary of the death of Stevan Mokranjac: Chicago, IL  @ Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Serbian Singing Society Branko Radichevich and the Serbian Singing Federation will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Stevan Mokranjac in two separate events. October 3rd and 4th will consist of a symposium and choral workshop centered on Mokranjac compositions of sacred and secular folk music. A concert will take place at 5pm on Sunday October 5th and will feature a presentation by Prof. Dr. Danica Petrovic, musicologist from Belgrade, an expert in the life and work of Stevan Mokranjac. On the following Sunday the 12th, a three-part event entitled “Osu se nebo zvezdama/The Sky Was Filled with Stars.” There will be a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, followed by a Parastos (memorial service) in the composer’s memory. The S.S.S. Branko Radichevich will host a commemorative banquet featuring a short performance by the choir during the program. The choral workshop and symposium and concert will feature presentations by His Grace[...]