NATIVITY ADDRESS TO THOSE WORKING OUT THEIR SALVATION
AT THE SPIRITUAL HOME OF HOLY TRINITY
Dearly Beloved In The Lord,
I greet all of you, my spiritual children, with anticipation of the love, joy and hope available to us through the BIRTH OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST! We are once again assured that indeed God is with us! The great gift of the way and the hope of salvation has been given to us. Now we are challenged as to how to respond properly to this offering, to the Incarnation of Christ..for we know, "For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required. (Luke 12:28)
At this Feast, my brothers & sisters, let us give thanks to God for the miracle of the Incarnation, but let us not forget that our thanks must be active thanks, a thanks which builds up our Holy Church.
Brethren, Matushka Victoria and myself love all of you so very much. Our prayer is that when the Feast arrives may all of us here at this wonderful parish family be worthy to exclaim in one voice that:
CHRIST IS BORN! GLORIFY HIM!
With Love In The New Born Christ
NATIVITY SERVICES FOR 2020
Wednesday December 23: "ROYAL HOURS" 7:00pm
Thursday December 24: Christ Is Born! Main Celebration: Nativity Vigil & Festal Liturgy 8:00pm
Friday December 25: Nativity Vespers 10:00am (This service is for those who cannot attend the Main Celebration Thursday evening.)
*Please remember that as good Orthodox Christians we are to break the Nativity Fast by partaking of hte Holy Eucharist, communion, Thursday evening at the Festal Liturgy.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CHURCH SERVICES AND COFFEE HOUR
We have the Blessing from the Bishop to assemble for services, as long as we adhere strictly to the CDC guidelines for our safety.
UPDATE: Archbishop Paul has issued a directive due to the rising cases of COVID in Michigan. He believes it is necessary to suspend holiday social hour at this time, however he has given his blessing to those who go into the fellowship hall for a cup of coffee before departing the holy grounds. We will continue to update you with any other changes.
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, once again, in our fellowship hall. We ask that you continue to wear your mask until you are seated at a table and to follow all social distancing guidelines. We want to ensure everyone's safety so we can continue or coffee hour indoors each Sunday.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fr Lev.
ADDITIONAL PRAYER DURING PANDEMIC
O God Almighty, Lord of heaven and earth, and of all creation visible and invisible, in thine ineffable goodness, look down upon us, thy people gathered in thy Holy Name. Be our helper and defender in this day of affliction. Thou knowest our weakness. Thou hearest our cry in repentance and contrition of heart. O Lord who loves mankind, deliver us from this Corona Virus. Send thine angel to watch over us and protect us. Grant health and recovery to those suffering from this virus. Guide the hands of physicans, protect the caretakers, and preserve those who are healthy. Enable us to continue to serve our suffering brothers and sisters in peace that together we may glorify thy most honorable and majestic name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages.
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.
ADULT CHURCH EDUCATION
By popular demand ... Adult Church Education Class is being held every Saturday after Vespers!
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!