Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
Detroit, Michigan
DECEMBER NATIVITY PASTORAL ADDRESS

 

 

THE ‘NATIVITY OF CHRIST’ 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!

 

Dear Brethren,

The Great Feast of the Nativity of Christ is approaching quickly. Instead of being engulfed in what I call the trivial ‘fluff’ of this fallen world, we need to take the time to think about the many Blessings our Lord has bestowed upon us and our loved ones. As we remember these Blessings, let us also contemplate the ‘Mystery of the Incarnation’!  This supreme act of love is the basis of our salvation. Our Lord Jesus Christ came as a little child to take upon Himself our fallen human nature. He came into this world with one purpose: to give Himself up for the life of the world.

Matushka Victoria and myself love all of you so very much. We thank almighty God that He has sent us here to Holy Trinity. Let us all come together on Nativity Eve at 8:00pm for Vigil and Festal Divine Liturgy … to break the fast with the Holy Eucharist and also to proclaim with one voice that:

CHRIST IS BORN! … GLORIFY HIM!

 With love in the Newborn Christ,

Fr. Lev

 

 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

 

CHECK THE CALENDAR SECTION FOR EVENTS THIS MONTH!

 

MAIN CELEBRATION OF THE NATIVITY WILL BE 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 24 AT 9:00PM

 

 

 

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

Last month we distributed a special plea letter within our church publications!  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.  

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 is one ACE Class scheduled for December ... December 10 at 5:00pm!

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!   

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!