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Detroit’s African-American Orthodox Christians to sponsor mini-conference on St. Moses the Black

DETROIT, MI [BSMB] — The Detroit Metropolitan Chapter of the Brotherhood of Saint Moses the Black [BSMB] will sponsor a mini-conference, titled “Saint Moses the Black: A Model of Repentance,” at Saint Innocent of Irkutsk Church, 23300 West Chicago Road, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015.

The featured speaker will be the Rev. Jerome Sanderson, Pastor of Christ the Savior Mission, Nashville, IN, and a woodcarver, iconographer and founding member of the BSMB.

Saint Moses the Black was an Ethiopian slave in Egypt during the fourth century who became a murderer and brigand before repenting and joining a desert monastery.  Father Jerome will present his life as a model of repentance, reconciliation and deep Christian faith.

The mini-conference is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for registration and a church iconography tour.  Please reserve seating by phone at 734-634-2650 or e-mail at

Founded in 2007, the Detroit Metropolitan Chapter is the first regional chapter of the BSMB, a national organization of African-American Orthodox Christians.  Its mission is to bring the faith of Orthodox Christianity to African-Americans and others of African descent.  For further information, visit its website at

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