The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC): Lenten Vespers

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March 31, 2013 @ 10:00 pm – April 1, 2013 @ 12:00 am
St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church
26355 West Chicago Street
Redford Charter Township, MI 48239
Subdeacon Robert A. Mitchell of St. Raphael of Brooklyn Orthodox Church, Detroit, and president of the COCC
(313) 204-5103

Church, St. Michael the Archangel Russian O., Redford, MI

The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will conduct the second service in its 2013 series of five Sunday Lenten Vespers services on March 31, Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas.

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 Most Rev. Justinian, archbishop of Naro-Fominsk and administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the United States, will attend the service.

The Rev. John Wehling of Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Livonia 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.

The COCC conducts its series of Vespers services annually during the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent. The remaining three services this year will be on April 7 at the Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church, St. Clair Shores; April 14 at St. Lazarus Serbian Orthodox Cathedral Ravanica, Detroit; and April 21 at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Detroit.

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