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

 

 TO THOSE 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

 

GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST!  GLORY FOREVER!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Brothers & Sisters, 

 

Due to the fact that Great Lent consumes the entire month of April, I would like to give you some concrete guidelines for "WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING DURING THE GREAT FAST WHICH WILL MAKE GREAT LENT MORE FULFILLING AND SPIRITUALLY REWARDING":

 

Receive Holy Communion regularly

Confess your sins thoroughly and sincerely

Turn off the television & radio for the entire Lenten season, except for news and serious or education programs

Do not visit or engage in outside activities for their own sake. Keep useless talking to a minimum. Do only necessary business, good works and acts of charity

Examine and measure every aspect of your life - family, work, society, politics, economics, values, desires, etc. - against the model set forth by the life and teaching of Jesus Christ

Question yourself in regard to love, truth, honesty, purity, humility, peace, forgiveness, justice, mercy, hungering and thirsting for God, wisdom and knowledge

In the name of Jesus Christ, forgive all who have offended you and seek forgiveness from those whom you have offended. If it will not be embarrassing or misinterpreted as an act of self-righteousness, express yourself as concretely as possible. Visit, make a phone call, etc

Set aside and give a sizable portion of your resources to others - the parish, the poor, a social or educational agency. Tell no one what you have done. Ask no gratitude and forgo requesting a receipt. Do not advertise what you are doing

Fast strictly all the time. At a minimum, eat no meat. Suit your fast to your work, but avoid luxury. Again, tell no one. Do not advertise or discuss your fasting with anyone and avoid judging others who may not be fasting with you

Pray at home at least at one fixed time each day. Choose a brief rule of prayer, but keep it faithfully 

Read the scriptures in the same brief yet regular way. You may wish to follow the Church's calendar, read a chapter of a given book on a daily basis, or simply read and reflect upon passages which you happen upon. In addition, meditate upon the following: 1 John; Romans 12-14; Matthew 5-7 and John 14-17

Be faithful to Christ's Gospel in every word, action and thought - even the smallest or most insignificant

Participate in all of the weekly Lenten services, especially the Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts, Saturday evening Great Vespers, and the Sunday Divine Liturgy

 

If we do these things, not in a spirit of gloomy self-denial or irritated self-pity, we will gain an awareness of genuine peace and joy in communion with God and those around us. This is guaranteed - and our participation in and celebration of the feast of Our Lord's resurrection will be cherished forever!

 

 

With Love In Christ,

Fr Lev

 

 


IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CHURCH SERVICES AND FUNCTIONS

We have the Blessing from the Bishop to assemble for services and some activites, as long as we adhere strictly to the CDC guidelines for our safety. 

Any and all social activites will be held under strict guidelines for everyones safety!

We continue to do our part in making the parish safe for you at all services:

For example:

The Temple is deep cleaned and wiped down and disinfected between services.

Pews have been roped off for physical distancing.

And we ask you to wear a mask, we have some available in the vestibule upon your arrival.

We also have disposable gloves and hand santiziers placed in and around the church and fellowship hall.

Our coffee hour is being held in our fellowship hall under the recommended guidelines.  

We have done our best to keep you as informed as possible with the changes in mandates and guidelines provided to us.

Please check our website, bulletins or contact the church directly with any questions, as we may make changes to services or events as needed.

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

 

 

HOLY WEEK & PASCHA SERVICES

Monday April 26 Bridegroom Matins 7:00pm

Tuesday April 27 Bridegroom Matins 7:00pm

Wednesday April 28 Holy Unction 7:00pm 

Thursday April 29 12 Passion Gospels 7:00pm 

Friday April 30 Royal Hours 10:00am & Lamentations 7:00pm 

Saturday May 1 Main Celebration Christ Is Risen!  Paschal Services 9:30pm with Blessing of Baskets & Agape

Sunday May 2 Paschal Vespers at Noon

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

PASCHA GRAVE BLESSING SCHEDULE

SATURDAY May 8 Woodlawn 10:00am & Evergreen 11:00am

SUNDAY May 9 Evergreen 2:00pm & Woodlawn 3:00pm 

SATURDAY May 15 White Chapel 10:00am

SATURDAY May 22 Cadillac Memorial Gardens East 10:00am & Resurrection 11:00am

SATURDAY May 29 Forrest Lawn 10:00am

 

All other cemeteries by appointment, please call Father Lev

Note that times are approximate, please be patient

Please use Paschal Grave Blessing Envelopes available at the candle stand or send your written intentions mailed into the church 

Thank you!

ADULT CHURCH EDUCATION

ACE CLASS

Adult Church Education Class is being held every Saturday after Vespers!  Please check calendar as on some Saturdays it might not be held!

Join us for an 'open forum' each Saturday! (Unless calendar states otherwise) 

This is an opportunity to come and discuss any subject that you have always wanted to ask about!

CDC Guidelines are in place, please bring your mask!

See You There!