Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit

Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit

February 14, 2012

Orthodox churches in metro Detroit hosting Sunday Vespers in Lent

Council of Orthodox Christian Churches to conduct 2nd of 5 services March 11

DETROIT – The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will conduct the second service in its 2012 series of five Sunday Lenten Vespers services on March 11, Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, at 6 p.m. at St. Clement Ohridski Macedonian-Bulgarian Orthodox Church, 19600 Ford Road, Dearborn.

The Very Rev. Roman Star, pastor 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.

Fr. Paul Jannakos, rector of St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church, Fenton, 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
rmitc02@ameritech.net.

The COCC conducts its series of Vespers services annually during the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent. The first service was held March 4 at the Antiochian Orthodox Basilica of St. Mary, Livonia. The remaining four services this year will be on March 18 at St. George Romanian Orthodox Cathedral, Southfield; March 25 at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Livonia; and April 1 at St. Paul Macedonian-Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Dearborn Heights.

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 worship, fellowship, and charitable, educational and outreach programs.
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CONTACTS:
The Very Rev. Roman Star

Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood of St. John Chrysostom of Metropolitan Detroit
(313) 538-1142
(313) 319-0590 mobile
frroman@firebirdvideos.com

Subdeacon Robert A. Mitchell
Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit
(313) 204-5103 mobile
rmitc02@ameritech.net

David Adrian
Adrian & Associates
(248) 322-9226
(248) 515-4607 mobile
david.adrian@adrianassoc.com