Detroit churches to sponsor pan-Orthodox Christmas concert December 10
DETROIT, MI [COCC] — The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit [COCC] will sponsor its third annual “Christ is Born! Glorify Him! A Detroit Orthodox Christmas Concert” at Saint Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 21931 Evergreen Road (between Eight and Nine Mile roads), Southfield, MI at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 10, 2017.
The first part of the concert will feature Nativity hymns and carols from Greece, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine and other lands sung by selected choirs from local Orthodox churches, including Saint Mary the Protectress; Saint George Romanian Orthodox Cathedral, Southfield; and Saint Lazarus Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Detroit. An oratorio-style narration will connect the performances in the concert.
The second part will feature English-language hymns sung by the participating choristers with members of the Orthodox Choir of Metropolitan Detroit and a sing-a-long of popular carols. A reception will follow.
A freewill offering will be collected during the concert, and attendees are invited to bring canned and non-perishable food for donation to Orthodox Detroit Outreach Community Pantry at Saints Peter and Paul OCA Cathedral.
The public is invited to attend the concert. For further information, contact Olga Liss at 248-252-8184 or Olgaliss0910@gmail.com.
The COCC is a 60-year-old clergy and lay association that represents various canonical Orthodox churches in metropolitan Detroit and sponsors a variety of worship, fellowship, charitable, educational and outreach programs.