Council of Orthodox Christian Churches to Observe Fourth Sunday of Lent: Detroit

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April 14, 2013 @ 10:00 pm – April 15, 2013 @ 12:00 am
St. Lazarus Serbian Orthodox Cathedral Ravanica
4575 Outer Drive East
Detroit, MI 48234
David Adrian Adrian & Associates
(248) 322-9226 (248) 515-4607 m

The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will conduct the fourth service in its 2013 series of five Sunday Lenten Vespers services  at St. Lazarus Serbian Orthodox Cathedral Ravanica.

The Very Rev. Roman Star of St. Innocent of Irkutsk Orthodox Church, Redford, president of the Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood of St. John Chrysostom of Metropolitan Detroit and spiritual advisor to the COCC, will preside at the service, assisted by other members of the Clergy Brotherhood.

The Very Rev. Andrew Yavornitzky of St. Mark Orthodox Church, Rochester Hills will be the homilist.

The Orthodox Choir of Metropolitan Detroit, conducted by Vickie Kopistiansky, artistic director,will sing during the service.

The general public as well as Orthodox Christians is invited to attend the service. Refreshments will be served afterward. All proceeds will be used for Orthodox Christian charities and COCC programs. For further information, contact the president of the COCC, Subdeacon Robert A. Mitchell, at (313) 204-5103 or

The COCC conducts its series of Vespers services annually during the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent. The last service this year will be on April 21 at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Detroit.

The COCC ( is a 56-year-old clergy and lay association that represents various canonical Orthodox churches in metropolitan Detroit and sponsors a variety of worship, fellowship, and charitable, educational and outreach programs.

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Subdeacon Robert A. Mitchell

Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit

(313) 204-5103 mobile



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