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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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