TO THOSE WORKING OUT THEIR SALVATION
AT THE SPIRITUAL HOME 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,
The month of March brings upon us the beginning of Great Lent! The GREAT FAST is the 'TITHE' of the year that the Church prescribes for us to prepare ourselves for the Feast of all Feasts ... HOLY PASCHA! ... The celebration of Jesus Christ's Resurrection from the dead!
Our spiritual disposition or attitude as we approach the Great Fast should be one of desire and anticipation. To look forward to cleansing our souls and physical bodies from sin ... or anything that is impure. As creatures made from the hand of God, and created in God's image we need to return to a life that is Holy and pleasing to God.
So, my dear spiritual children, let us get ready for this great effort ... this great struggle of purification. There are going to be many times that you will hear the Devil speaking to you ... to not embark on this effort to be Holy ... DO NOT LISTEN TO THE DEVIL! Instead, stay focused on the goal ... stay focused on Christ's Resurrection, Holy Pascha, and may all of us together, when Pascha arrives, be worthy to proclaim to the world that HE is Truly Risen from the Dead Trampling down Death by Death!
With Love In Christ,
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CHURCH SERVICES AND COFFEE HOUR
We have the Blessing from the Bishop to assemble for services and some activites, as long as we adhere strictly to the CDC guidelines for our safety.
Any and all social activites will be held under strict guidelines for everyones safety!
We continue to do our part in making the parish safe for you at all services:
The Temple is deep cleaned and wiped down and disinfected between services.
Pews have been roped off for physical distancing.
And we ask you to wear a mask, we have some available in the vestibule upon your arrival.
We also have disposable gloves and hand santiziers placed in and around the church and fellowship hall.
Many social gatherings are still suspended and we will keep you updated to any changes.
Our coffee hour is being held in our fellowship hall on a 'to go' basis. You may go downstairs for a coffee and donut to go as you leave the grounds.
We have done our best to keep you as informed as possible with the changes in mandates and guidelines provided to us.
Please check our website, bulletins or contact the church directly with any questions, as we may make changes to services or events as needed.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fr Lev.
GREAT LENT BEGINS MONDAY MARCH 15
Please remember the following during Great Lent:
Please diminsh your participation in ALL worldly activities
Be more spiritual and less carnal
Try to attend MORE services
Receive Holy Communion more frequently
Be Quiet ... talk less!
Abstain from your sins
ALSO: There is NO General Confession during Great Lent, you MUST have a private confession!
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.
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.
Please remember your reposed loved ones at the 3 Soul Saturday Vespers!
They are March 27, April 3, April 10
Only submit ONE form for all 3 Soul Saturday services. List first names only.
Mail in a form or a note of your requests or turn into candlestand
ADULT CHURCH EDUCATION
Adult Church Education Class is being held every Saturday after Vespers! Please check calendar as on some Saturdays it might not be held!
Join us for an 'open forum' each Saturday!
This is an opportunity to come and discuss any subject that you have always wanted to ask about!
CDC Guidelines are in place, please bring your mask!
See You There!
ORTHODOX DETROIT OUTREACH
Holy Trinity has been asked to supply lunch for the Orthodox Detroit Outreach on April 3rd.
If you are available to help shop, prepare and pack up 75 brown bag lunches, please contact Deacon James.
We will plan to meet in our church fellowship hall at 2:00pm on April 3rd. You may also contact any council person with any questions.
Covid safety guidelines continue to be in place. Please bring your mask!