Michigan Deanary, ROCOR. 

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Feast Day in Lansing is Today! 
15/1/21, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Today our parish in Lansing celebrates its feast day (the secondary feast day is July 19/August 1 annually). This is the only parish in our diocese named after St. Seraphim of Sarov. Do you know about this important saint? If not, please read below to learn more. We should know the saints of the parishes in our state – let us learn about this great favorite of God!

Congratulations to the faithful in Lansing with their second Pascha!

LIFE OF ST. SERAPPHIM OF SAROV

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Third Pascha in Lake Odessa Today! 
25/12/20, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Today our parish in Lake Odessa celebrates its second feast day (the main feast day is July 27/August 9 annually). This is the only parish in our diocese named after St. Herman of Alaska. Do you know about this first American saint? If not, please read below to learn more. We should know the saints of the parishes in our state – especially the first American saint – the Venerable Herman!

Congratulations for Fr. Michael, Fr. Elias and the faithful in Lake Odessa with their third Pascha!

LIFE OF ST. HERMAN OF ALASKA

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Traverse City Feast Day 
30/11/20, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Today our parish in Traverse City celebrates its feast day. This is the only parish in the world named after St. Sebastian of Jackson. Do you know about this contemporary saint? If not, please read below to learn more. We should know the saints of the parishes in our state - let's start with St. Sebastian!

Congratulations for Fr. Micah and the faithful in Traverse City with their second Pascha!

LIFE OF ST. SEBASTIAN OF JACKSON

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Construction begins this Week: Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy 
16/11/20, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Why does this matter to people in the Michigan Deanery who are not close to Ann Arbor?

ANSWER: This is the FIRST Orthodox School in Michigan - not the last. This is the BEGINNING of Orthodox education in Michigan! As the Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy grows and strengthens it will help found other Orthodox schools in Michigan. And we plan to offer on-line and hybrid options beginning in 2022. Would you like an Orthodox School in your region? Help make that happen by supporting the Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy today!

JOIN US! Establish a recurring donation at the link below. Just $10/month = $120/year ≈ $2/week. Or even $5/month! Many small donations build a strong foundation for the school. Visit this link to establish your monthly donation and assure that Orthodox education in Michigan has a firm foundation:

SUPPORT ORTHODOX EDUCATION IN OUR DEANERY!

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New Priest for Traverse City 
28/8/20, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Congratulations to Priest Micah Chisholm, his wife Stephanie, their family, and the St. Sebastian Mission in Traverse City! Fr. Micah was ordained a priest today, the feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, by His Eminence Archbishop Peter at the Diocesan Cathedral of the Protection of the Mother of God in Des Plaines, IL. Fr. Micah is assigned to the St. Sebastian Mission and God-willing will serve his first Divine Liturgy there this coming Sunday. Fr. Micah is pictured here with the Dean of Michigan parishes, Fr. Gregory Joyce.
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Deacon Ordained for Traverse City Mission 
20/8/20, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Congratulations to the newly-ordained Deacon Micah Chisholm, his wife Stephanie, their family, and the St. Sebastian Mission family in Traverse City where Fr. Micah will be serving. Fr. Micah was ordained at the Divine Liturgy in Des Plaines, IL on the feast of the Transfiguration by His Eminence, Archbishop Peter. God-willing, Deacon Micah will be ordained a priest by Archbishop Peter later this month. Fr. Micah is pictured here with Archbishop Peter and Fr. Gregory Joyce, Dean of Michigan parishes.
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Indoor Gatherings Limited to 10 as of July 31, 2020 
31/7/20, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

According to Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-160, due to a doubling of the 7 day rolling average of positive cases or novel corona virus in our state over the last month, indoor gatherings are now limited to 10. This is a step back towards quarantine – a strengthening of the regime. Parishes that have questions or need resources are asked to contact the Dean of Michigan Parishes, Fr. Gregory Joyce.
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Michigan Deanery Graduations and Ordination 
1/7/20, 12:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Sunday was a big day for the Michigan Deanery at the Diocesan Cathedral! Left to right: Fr. Gregory Joyce (Dean of Michigan ROCOR parishes), Hierodeacon Alexei (new graduate of the Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America - PSDCMA), Subdeacon Micah Chisholm (new graduate of PSDCMA), Deacon Colin Bower (ordained deacon Sunday and new graduate of PSDCMA), Reader Elijah Naasko (tonsured Reader Sunday). Congratulations to all!

ALL PHOTOS OF THE WEEKEND

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Outdoor Gatherings of up to 100 Allowed 
2/6/20, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


According to Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-110 it is permissible to gather in groups of 100 or less OUTSIDE as of June 1, 2020. Parishes that have questions or need resources to take the next steps out of quarantine in response to these orders are asked to contact the Dean of Michigan Parishes, Fr. Gregory Joyce.
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Small Groups Allowed to Gather 
22/5/20, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


According to Governor Whitmer’s Executive Orders 2020-96 and 2020-97 it is permissible to gather in groups of 10 or less as of May 21, 2020. Parishes that have questions or need resources to take the first steps out of quarantine in response to these orders are asked to contact the Dean of Michigan Parishes, Fr. Gregory Joyce.
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