On Sunday, October 26th St. Innocent Church in Redford, MI, hosted a celebration for Archpriest Roman Star, paying tribute to him for the 30th anniversary of his Ordination as a Priest, the 30th anniversary of his being Pastor of St. Innocent Church, and expressing appreciation for the 30th anniversary of his priestly service to the Holy Orthodox Church — in Metro-Detroit, across southern Michigan, throughout the mid-west and nation-wide. Many parishioners plus clergy-friends and others from outside the parish attended, in order to express their thanks for all that he has done during the past 30 years, in public ways in the community, as well as in personal ways in individuals’ lives.
A program, hosted by an excellent MC, (parishioner Deborah Hartz), followed a delicious dinner with abundant and varied food. During the interesting and varied program, a number of people spoke about what Fr. Roman has meant to them, and messages were read by the MC from people who could not be present, including from the Bishop and Chancellor; and gifts were presented to Fr. Roman. Numerous cards and messages of thanks, congratulations and appreciation, from both those who could not be present as well as from those who were there, were collected in a basket and presented to him. A seminary-friend of Father Roman’s (Protopresbyter Laurence Lazar) solicited additional letters from other mutual seminary friends from the mid-1960's at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, which he read and presented to Fr. Roman — an added surprise.
[Editor] St. Innocent Church would also like to invite everyone to its newly updated website at its web-address: www.stinnocentchurch.com, complete with interesting items of parish history, photographs and more!
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parish website of St. Innocent Church