Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
Detroit, Michigan
FEBRUARY 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!

 

 

 

Dear brothers & sisters,

 

Our Holy Orthodox Church is described by the Holy Fathers as the ‘Body of Christ’.  It is also known as the vehicle of salvation. There are many teachings that come from the church to help us on this narrow path that leads to the Kingdom of God!  One of the teachings from the Fathers advises us to ‘LEARN TO LOVE SILENCE’. 

Silence has always been a practice of monasticism and for the laity.  Why is so much importance attached to silence in all forms of ascetic spirituality?  Because the more we speak, the less we listen; the more we hear the sound of our own voice, the more we drown out the silent voice of our conscience.

So, always remember to not be too talkative.  Do not be a ‘wordy’ person. Think of the warning that our Lord gives us: ‘every idle word men may speak they will give account of it in the day of judgment’ (Matt 12:36).

With Love In Christ,

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!