Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit

Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit

February 22, 2012

Orthodox churches in metro Detroit hosting Sunday Vespers in Lent

Council of Orthodox Christian Churches to conduct 3rd of 5 services March 18

DETROIT – The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will conduct the third service in its 2012 series of five Sunday Lenten Vespers services on March 18, Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross, at 6 p.m. at St. George Romanian Orthodox Cathedral, 18405 W. Nine Mile Road, Southfield.

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.

The Very Rev. George Shaloub, rector of the Antiochian Orthodox Basilica of St. Mary, 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. 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 two services this year were held March 4 and 11, respectively, at the Antiochian Orthodox Basilica of St. Mary and St. Clement of Ohrid Orthodox Church, Dearborn. The remaining two services will be held March 25 at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Livonia and April 1 at St. Paul’s 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