Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pictures of Dexter Church Plans

Some pictures of the beautiful new temple St. Vladimir's Russian Orthodox Church in Dexter (just west of Ann Arbor) is planning on building have been posted here along with a description of their 30th anniversary celebrations last month with Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral) of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Events: A Taste of Greece in Plymouth

Plymouth's Holy Nativity of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in metro Detroit will be hosting its annual A Taste of Greece Greek festival at the end of this month from the 26th through the 28th of August. More on the festival will be posted on the parish website.

Events: St. Paraskevi Greek Festival in New Buffalo

Southwestern Michigan's St. Parasceva's Greek Orthodox Church in New Buffalo will be holding its annual Greek Festival from the 2nd through the 4th of September this year, with activities for children and adults, Greek and American food, and Greek dancing. More information on the Festival can be found here.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Feast Days: Holy Dormition Romanian Orthodox Monastery in Rives Junction

Holy Dormition Monastery in Rives Junction, a women's monastic community of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate in America (ROEA), is preparing to celebrate their feast day this coming 14th and 15th of August with a 24th annual pilgrimage that will include the Vigil with Lamentations and festal Divine Liturgy as well as Unction. For more details please visit the Monastery's website.


Welcome to Orthodox Michigan! At this point this blog is a private endeavor, but as time goes on I hope to network with the many parishes, missions, and monastic communities that together make up the Orthodox Church in Michigan to post the history of Orthodoxy in our state, the ministries and outreaches of our Orthodox Church here, and information about the assorted events organized or hosted by Michigan's Orthodox churches.

This blog seeks to be representative of all of Orthodoxy in Michigan, which I, your writer, take to include the communities in our state belonging to the Local Orthodox Churches both rejecting and accepting the Council of Chalcedon. (The former category including the Armenian and Coptic Orthodox Churches and those in communion with them and the latter category including the Antiochian and Russian Orthodox Churches and their sister churches.) I offer you my condolences if you have a problem with that, but nonetheless this blog seeks to fairly represent all of Michiganian Orthodoxy, not just a particular faction of it.

It's been a busy summer and it'll soon be getting busier for me, so I'll be placing greater priority on organizing this blog and less on posting for the time being. If you have anything at all to contribute, then please do so by commenting on this or any future posts! Thank you for stopping in!