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April 26 Detroit Pan-Orthodox benefit to help retired clergy and widows

DETROIT, MI [COCC] — The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit [COCC] will sponsor its annual “Spring Celebration” dinner-dance at the banquet hall of Saint Michael the Archangel Church, 26375 West Chicago Road, Redford, MI, on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

April 26 Detroit Pan-Orthodox benefit to help retired clergy and widowsProceeds from the event will assist retired clergy and widowed clergy wives.

The event will begin with a social hour at 5:00 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6:00.  There will be live music by the Offbeats and entertainment for children.  Tickets are available for $40.00 per person.  There is no charge for children ages 12 and under.  Each COCC member parish will receive complimentary tickets for its clergy.

To order tickets or obtain further information, contact Mihaela Charlier at 313-595-7640 or, or Richard Shebib at 248-345-9346 or

The COCC is also soliciting donations from merchants for a silent auction and advertisements in a souvenir book that will be distributed at the event.  The deadline for submissions is April 14.  For ad rates and further information, contact Mary Ann Dadich at 586-775-4799 or, or Richard Shebib at 248-345-9346 or

The COCC is a 57-year-old clergy and lay association that represents various canonical Orthodox churches in metro Detroit.  Its mission is to promote Orthodox Christianity throughout the area through worship, fellowship, and charitable, educational and outreach programs.  Visit its web site at

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