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Great Lent in the Midwest

During Great Lent of 2014, the Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metro-Detroit, Michigan, continued its long-standing tradition of holding joint Inter-Orthodox Lenten Vespers on Sunday evenings at various metro-Detroit churches on each of the five Sundays of Great Lent; with the COCC Metropolitan Detroit Orthodox Choir singing the responses, under the direction of Matushka Vickie Kopistiansky of Holy Trinity (OCA) Church, Detroit.

As the President of the St. John Chrysostom Clergy Brotherhood of Metropolitan Detroit and Spiritual Advisor of the COCC, Archpriest Roman Star, Rector of St. Innocent Church in Redford and Dean of the Central States Deanery , presided at each service.

Each week, after the service, a reception with refreshments was held in the church hall.

During the Sundays of Great Lent, Lenten Vespers was held at the following parishes.


First Sunday of Great Lent: Sunday of Orthodoxy

St. Lazarus Ravanica Serbian Orthodox Church, Detroit MI

Second Sunday of Great Lent: St. Gregory Palamas

Saints Peter and Paul Romanian Orthodox Church Dearborn Heights, MI

Third Sunday of Great Lent: Veneration of the Precious Cross

St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Southfield MI

Fourth Sunday of Great Lent: St. John Climacus

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Troy MI 

Fifth Sunday of Great Lent: St. Mary of Egypt

Holy Trinity Church (OCA), Detroit MI

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Sister Ioanna

St. Innocent Church, Redford MI

First Week of Great Lent

Second Week of Great Lent

Third Week of Great Lent

Fourth Week of Great Lent

Fifth Week of Great Lent 

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