Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
Detroit, Michigan
NOVEMBER PASTORAL ADDRESS

 

TO THOSE FAITHFUL WORKING OUT THEIR SALVATION

AT THE SPIRITUAL HOME OF HOLY TRINITY

 

 

GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST!  GLORY FOREVER!

 

Dear Brothers & Sisters, 

 

Lately, people have been asking me: "How do we know we are living according to the will of God?"  Well, a good thing to do is make sure you are focused on CHRIST, and do not let what is transitory rule you!  For a life centered in Christ brings about true peace, wisdom and knowledge ... trusting in God's Providence.

 

How do we know we are living according to the will of God?  Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica tells us, "He who lives according to God's will has no worries.  When he needs something, he simply prays for it.  If he does not receive that which he asks for, he is joyful as though he had received it.  A soul that has given itself over to God has no fear of anything, not even coffers, sickness or DEATH!

 

Whatever happens, such a soul always cries, 'it was the will of God.'  

 

 

With Love In Christ

Fr Lev

 

 


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.  This means we are making the Temple safe for you!  For example:

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


 

Welcome to

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church

Rev. Fr. Lev Kopistiansky

SERVICES

Sunday Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Wednesday Vespers 7:00 pm

Saturday Great Vespers 4:00 pm
Private Confessions

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

ACE CLASS

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!

CHURCH SCHOOL & ST ANNA ICON VISIT

Our Sunday School classes have been under way for a few weeks now.  We have been using a site called "Tending the Garden".  For those attending class in person, we are going over the material in class, but for those not attending there is a link to a podcast on Ancient Faith Radio with the full lesson which families can listen to at home.  I have been sending the link weekly along with the handout and activity sheets to all emails that I have.  If you would like to be added to the list, please contact Diana Petrinko.

Deacon James has agreed to lead the high school group in a class discussion each week - immediately following communion.  Please encourage all our high school and young adults to join us downstairs each week.

 

ST ANNA ICON AND BISHOP VISIT

November 28 & 29, please check our calendar for service times!