PASTORAL ADDRESS FOR THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST 2021
TO THE FAITHFUL WHO ARE WORKING OUT THEIR SALVATION AT THE SPIRITUAL HOME OF HOLY TRINITY
Dearly Beloved of the Lord,
I greet all of you with anticipation of the coming Feast of the NATIVITY OF OUR GREAT GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.
This Feast of the Nativity in the Flesh of Christ is a reminder to all of us that “Heaven and Earth make glad and angels and men keep spiritual feast for God born of a woman has appeared in the flesh to those that sit in darkness and shadow.”
Brethren, may the New-Born Christ grant us the courage to keep His love in our hearts, to connect with our fellow brethren through prayer, sacrifice and humility … and to remember that no matter the degree of our own brokenness or the brokenness of the world, Christ has come to give us hope for renewal and salvation.
Matushka Victoria and myself love all of you so very much! Our prayer is that when the Feast arrives may all of us here at this wonderful parish family be worthy to shout in one voice that:
CHRIST IS BORN! GLORIFY HIM!
With love in the New-Born Christ,
Join us for the Nativity Services!
Thursday December 23 at 7:00pm for Nativity Eve Royal Hours
Friday December 24 at 9:00pm Feast of the Nativity CHRIST IS BORN! Christmas Vigil & Festal Divine Liturgy
Saturday December 25 NO SERVICES
Sunday December 26 'Synaxis of the Theotokos' 9:30am General Confession; 10:00am Divine Liturgy
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
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
Rev. Fr. Lev Kopistiansky
Sunday Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
Wednesday Vespers 7:00 pm
Saturday Great Vespers 4:00 pm
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 is conducting his 'Adult Church Ed' (ACE) sessions, after the Saturday 4:00pm Great Vesper Services, . (Please check the calendar)
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!
HOLY TRINITY OUTREACH
Look to this section for all updates and projects the outreach is doing! We continue to volunteer our time with many programs!
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 will be doing 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!
*Looking for an opportunity to volunteer? We are adopting a family this Christmas. Please contact Laura Kline, Ana Nazarko or any council member if you are able to contribute! Thank you!