Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
Detroit, Michigan
MAY PASTORAL ADDRESS

 

  TO THE FAITHFUL WHO ARE WORKING OUT THEIR SALVATION AT THE SPIRITUAL HOME OF HOLY TRINITY

 

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT … AMEN!

 

CHRIST IS RISEN!  …  INDEED HE IS RISEN!

 

My Spiritual Children,

 

The celebration of the Feast of all Feasts, Holy Pascha, continues through the month of May.  We greet each other by proclaiming the Truth that Christ, the Son of God, is Risen from the dead! … and by Jesus’ death on the cross He has destroyed death and given us a resurrected eternal life.

 

To keep prevalent in our minds and in our hearts this great joy we are called to do the following:

  • Say ‘Christ Is Risen’, when we initially greet each other. We use this greeting until the Feast of Holy Ascension.
  • We DO NOT Kneel or do prostrations for prayer or worship, privately or publicly. We STAND instead. Kneeling is a penitential posture while standing is a celebrative posture. We go back to kneeling at Holy Pentecost.
  • We do NOT use the Prayer to the Holy Spirit, “O Heavenly King’, until the Feast of Holy Pentecost, for this is when he Apostles received the Holy Spirit as Tongues of Fire.

 

Dear Brethren, let us carry on the traditions of the Church so that we may live an Orthodox Way of Life, a life pleasing to God, all in order to be truly human.

 

 

With love in the Risen Christ,

Fr. Lev

 

 


GRAVE BLESSING SCHEDULE

PASCHA GRAVE BLESSING SCHEDULE FOR 2022

Saturday April 30 Woodlawn 10:00am  &  Evergreen 11:00am

Sunday May 1 Evergreen 2:00pm  &  Woodlawn 3:00pm

Saturday May 14 White Chapel 10:00am

Saturday May 21  Cadillac Memorial Gardens E. 10:00am  &  Resurrection 11:00am

Saturday May 28  Forrest lawn 10:00am

-All other cemeteries by appointment, please call Fr Lev

-Note that times are approximate, please be patient

-Please use ‘Pascha Grave Blessing envelopes, available at the

candle stand.

If you are homebound and unable to come in, you can mail in your grave blessing requests to the church. Thank you

 

 

UPDATED INFORMATION!

 

Updated guidelines in accordance with the CDC ... Masks are no longer mandated, however they continue to be recommended for everyone.  We will continue to offer masks, which are available in our vestibule, as well as we continue to offer hand sanitizer placed in and around the church and hall.  

Our church continues to be cleaned as usual and sanitized frequently.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fr Lev.

 

 

WELCOME TO OUR PARISH

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Welcome to

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church

Rev. Fr. Lev Kopistiansky

SERVICES

Sunday Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Wednesday Vespers 7:00 pm

Saturday Great Vespers 4:00 pm
Private Confessions

Church School, Sunday 11:30 am

Services are in English

 

 All are Welcome

Parishioners are of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, some being Orthodox
all of their life as well as those who have made adult commitments to become Orthodox.
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church is located at Eight Mile Road and Anglin Street 
in Detroit, Michigan. For directions to our church, please click on the "Directions" tab.
Written directions as well as a MapQuest option makes it easy for you to get here.
Click on the navigation links to the left to learn more about our parish. 
If you have questions about Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, please visit
our "contacts" section or attend one of our services.

 

 

 

 

ACE IS BACK! BOOK CLUB CONTINUES EACH WEDNESDAY

ADULT CHURCH EDUCATION WITH FR LEV!

Father Lev conducts his 'Adult Church Ed' (ACE) sessions, on many Saturday's after 4:00pm Great Vesper Services. (Please check the calendar for dates!)

The 'open forum' format gives you a great opportunity to ask and discuss anything that you have always wanted to address. Please come and learn, have fun, and maybe 'stump the Priest'!  

See you there!

 

BOOK CLUB:  Book Discussion Group meets every Wednesday after Vespers. (unless noted, please check the calendar)  

All are welcome to join us, even if you don't have the book being discussed!  Contact Sean Stidd with any inquiries!

HOLY TRINITY OUTREACH

 

From the St. Juliana Outreach Ministry

The Holy Trinity outreach ministry has a patron saint, St. Juliana of Lazarevo!

On the third Sunday of each month, we do a "Dollar Donation Day" to support this ministry. If you can, donate a dollar to help out!  Thank you to all those who have donated thus far!   

 

We will be assembling ODO lunches at 2 pm on May 7. There is a sign-up sheet for items needed for the lunches on the bulletin board next to the kitchen. Thank you!

Our next meeting is May 1st. All are welcome! 

 

We are continuing to collect items to make hygiene kits for those in need. Items include: deodorant, combs, lotion, adult toothbrushes, soap, washcloths, razors, and hand sanitizer. If you are able to donate, please bring the items into the church hall where there is a box provided to collect items! 

*Looking for an opportunity to volunteer?  Come to a meeting or contact Laura Kline, Ana Nazarko or any council member if you are able to contribute!  Thank you!