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

 

 

 TO THE FAITHFUL WHO ARE WORKING OUT THEIR SALVATION AT THE PARISH FAMILY OF HOLY TRINITY

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST! … GLORY FOREVER!

Happy New Year!

 

My Dear Spiritual Children,

As we begin the new year, it is a tradition for many people to make ‘New Year Resolutions’.  Hopeully these resolutions, or promises we make to God, are for our purification which leads to illumination and then to deification. Let us say a few things about promises made before God.

While many people may live by the motto that ‘promises were made to be broken’, God takes a different view when it comes to commitments we make. He expects people to uphold their vows and promises, especially the ones made before Him (Deut 23:21-23).  Once we commit ourselves we need to follow through. Otherwise we sin against God Himself.

So, my brethren, as you make your new years resolutions remember that keeping true to your word is more than just ‘good business,’ it is responsible living as a Christian. When the month of June comes, six months from now, ask yourself … ‘are you living up to the promises your have made, maybe in your marriage, family, work and other areas of your life?’

 

With Gods Blessings for a peaceful & healthy New Year!

Father Lev

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Events For February

 

February 12 is Souper Bowl Sunday! Bring a soup to share and enjoy a luncheon put on by our Brotherhood!

$10.00 Includes sloppy joes or hot dogs, sides and drink!

 

February 19 will be the Brotherhood's Meatfare Luncheon, indulge in pork and all the trimmings for $10.00

 

February 26 is the Sisterhoods annual delicious BLINNI luncheon.  Details to come!

 

 

 

 

 

HEALTH & SAFETY OF THE PARISH

 

We are dedicated to keeping Holy Trinity a safe environment on every level, so you may continue to worship here safely and comfortably! 

 

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

 

 

SPECIAL MAINTENANCE PLEA

We distributed a special plea letter within our church publications over the past three months!  The church is in need of some major repairs.  We want to thank all those who generously answered our plea!

We have raised a significant amount towards our goal, however, we are still in need of repairing fencing around the church.  Estimate repairs will cost $15,000.00. Thus far, we have raised approximately $11,000.00 towards this plea.  If you are able to help us, please submit any donation to the church.  Your generous donations over that past few months have enabled us to do many repairs and services for the betterment of the church!  

If you are able to help reach our goal, please send your donations marked with maintenance plea to the church.  God Bless you for your support!

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.

 

 

 

 

BOOK CLUB ON WEDNESDAY'S

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!) There are NO ACE Classes scheduled for the month of February!

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)  

There are several Wednesday's in February the book club will be meeting!  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!   

Thank you to those who continue to help with packing lunches for the ODO and who bring in hygiene kit supplies!  Our mission cannot be completed without all your help!

 

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!