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Detroit’s Holy Trinity Church to celebrate centennial October 3-4

DETROIT, MI [MW Diocese Communications] — His Grace, Bishop Paul of Chicago and the Midwest will join Archpriest Lev Kopistiansky and the faithful of Holy Trinity Church here for the celebration of their parish’s centennial October 3-4, 2015.

Detroits Holy Trinity Church to celebrate centennial October 3-4The weekend will begin on Saturday with the celebration of a Service of Prayer before the Myrrhstreaming Icon of Saint Anna, the Mother of the Virgin Mary, which will be brought to Detroit from Saint Tikhon’s Monastery, South Canaan, PA where it is enshrined.  Bishop Paul will anoint the faithful with myrrh from the icon.  A reception will follow, after which Great Vespers will be celebrated at 4:00 p.m.

On Sunday morning, the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will begin at 9:00 a.m.  Matushka Victoria Kopistiansky will direct the Holy Trinity Choir at all services.

The centennial banquet will follow services at the Gazebo Banquet Center, 3114 Mound Road, Warren, MI.  Banquet tickets may be reserved by contacting Mary Ann Dadich at 586-498-9096 or mdadich811@gmail.com.  Additional information may be found on the parish’s web site at www.holytrinitydetroit.org.

Established by Russian and Ukrainian-speaking immigrants in 1915, the first Holy Trinity Church stood at the corner of Goddard and Meade Streets.  The original wood frame building survives on the site.  After World War II, the parish’s growth created the need for a new and much larger church. In 1949, the parish purchased its current site.  On July 31, 1955, ground was broken for the new church and rectory.  The church features an exceptionally handsome blend of traditional Byzantine and classic Russian architectural elements.  Construction was completed in April 1959, with the first service celebrated in the new church on Pascha, May 3, 1959.

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