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Anniversary of Autocephaly Celebration: Michigan Deanery – Akathist & Speaker – Postponed

April 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT

Big Sable Point Lighthouse in dunes, built in 1867

We will begin Friday evening at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church in Livonia, MI by praying the Akathist to the North American Saints, followed by a talk by Fr. Alexander Garklavs to address the 50th Anniversary. Divine Liturgy will follow on Saturday morning at St. Mark Orthodox Church in Rochester, MI. Refreshments will be served after events on Friday evening, and a meal following the Saturday morning liturgy. Here is a summary of details of these celebrations:

  1. Chicago Deanery: February 7 and 8, 2020 Speaker: Fr. Andrew Harrison at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Palatine, IL and Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Burr Ridge, IL
  2. Michigan Deanery: April 24 and 25, 2020 Speaker: Fr. Alexander Garklavs at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Livonia, MI and St. Mark Orthodox Church, Rochester, MI
  3. Minneapolis Deanery: May 8 and 9, 2020 Speaker: Alex Liberovsky at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN
  4. Cleveland Deanery: June 12 and 13, 2020 Speaker: Fr. Alexander Garklavs at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Parma, OH
  5. Indianapolis Deanery: October 9 and 10, 2020 Speakers: Fr. Steven Kostoff, Fr. Joel Weir at Christ the Savior/Holy Spirit, Cincinnati, OH
  6. Kansas City Deanery: November 6 and 7, 2020 Speaker: Fr. John Erickson at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Overland Park, KS. (A concert of compositions by the late Fr. John Platko to be sung by the Holy Trinity choir Friday evening.)

All Services will begin at 7 pm on Friday, and 9:30 AM, (entrance of hierarch at 9 AM) on Saturday.


April 24, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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Diocese of the Midwest
(312) 202-0420


Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church
36075 W Seven Mile Rd
Livonia, MI 48152 United States
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(248) 476-3432
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