GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY FOREVER!
Dear Spiritual Children,
As we approach the 'Great Fast', which begins on Monday February 19th, all of us need words of inspiration and encouragement. Let us turn to the 'Wisdom of the Church Father's:
When the fast begins, let us get ready and polish our spiritual weapons; as cultivators, let us sharpen our sickles; as sailors, let us order our thoughts against the waves of extravagant desires; as travelers, let us set out on the journey towards heaven; and as wrestlers let us strip for the contest. For the Christian is at the same time a soldier, a sailor, a plower and a wrestler. St. Paul states, "We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against the powers of evil. Put on therefore the whole armor of God."
Put on the spiritual armor, and become a soldier. Strip yourself of worldly cares, for the season of Lent is one of wrestling. Cultivate your soul. Cut away the thorns of evil. Sow the word of godliness. Subdue the body, and bring it into subjection. Keep down the waves of evil desires. Repel the tempest of evil thoughts.
-St. John Chrysostom
May these words from St. John Chrysostom inspire you to do what is necessary to become Holy. Do not be stagnant and just carry on in life as usual ... instead seek true life! The life in Christ! Which brings salvation! Die to the sinfulness of this fallen world and choose to walk that narrow path which leads to the Kingdom of God!
With Love in Christ
WELCOME TO OUR PARISH
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
Rev. Fr. Lev Kopistiansky
Sunday Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
Wednesday Vespers 7:00 pm
Saturday Great Vespers 4:00 pm
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.
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If you have questions about Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, please visit
our "contacts" section or attend one of our services.
THE GREAT FAST
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT FOR THE GREAT FAST:
There are NO GENERAL CONFESSION Services!
Everyone MUST have a PRIVATE CONFESSION:
Private Confession Schedule is as follows:
Wednesday's at 6:00pm before the Pre-Sanctified Liturgy
Saturday's at 5:00pm after Vespers
Sunday's at 9:00am until 9:45am (Sharp)
or you may call Father for an appointment!
THERE ARE NO GENERAL PANIKHIDA'S
Instead, we pray for the Souls of our departed loved ones at the THREE (3) Soul Saturday Vespers Services, which are
March 3, 10 & 17
You may submit the 'Soul Saturday' form available at the candle stand. One form is all you need for all three Saturday's!