Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit

Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit

March 8, 2012

Orthodox churches in metro Detroit hosting Sunday Vespers in Lent

Council of Orthodox Christian Churches to conduct 4th of 5 services March 25

DETROIT – The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will conduct the fourth service in its 2012 series of five Sunday Lenten Vespers services on March 25, Sunday of St. John Climacus, at 6 p.m. at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, 36075 W. Seven Mile Road, Livonia,.

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. Andrew Yavornitzky, rector 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 rmitc02@ameritech.net.

The COCC conducts its series of Vespers services annually during the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent. The first three services this year were held March 4, 11 and 18, respectively, at the Antiochian Orthodox Basilica of St. Mary, Livonia, St. Clement of Ohrid Orthodox Church, Dearborn, and St. George Romanian Orthodox Cathedral, Southfield. The fifth and final service will be held April 1 at St. Paul Cathedral, 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