Great Week and Holy Pascha 2015 at St. Irene Parish in Troy, Michigan

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

St. Irene of Chrysovalantou, a new parish of our Holy Metropolis established by His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius in September of 2014, rejoices to have completed the journey of Great Lent together in a spirit of unity in Christ, and to have enjoyed a peaceful and prayerful Great Week and joyous Resurrection of Christ. Our rector, Fr. Steven Allen, Protopsaltes Leonidas Pittos, our parish council, and our entire community wish to congratulate all of our brethren near and far on the Resurrection of Our Lord, and to thank everyone for their prayer and support.

For more information about our community, go to saint-irene.com.

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