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COCC Executive Board

The following officers are parish representatives who have been elected to serve a one-year term, while the Spiritual Advisor is the president of the St. John Chrysostom Clergy Brotherhood.

St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Southfield

JOHN E. LAZAR, Vice President
St. George Romanian Orthodox Cathedral, Southfield

Sts. Peter & Paul Romanian Orthodox Church, Dearborn Heights

St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Bloomfield Hills

MARY ANN DADICH, Good Works Liaison
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Detroit

V. REV. FR. LAURENCE LAZAR, Spiritual Advisor
St. George Romanian Orthodox Cathedral, Southfield

If you would like to contact a board member by email, you can do so via our online contact form on the Contact page.

Monthly Meetings

The COCC functions by means of monthly meetings of the representatives of the member parishes. The meetings are held at 7:00 PM, usually on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The priest(s) and 2 delegates from each member parish are encouraged to participate, and we are always happy to welcome new parish representatives and observers. (If your parish is not already an active member, please encourage your priest and parish council to participate.)  2018 meeting locations are:

January 9 - St. Mary the Protectress Cathedral, Southfield
February 13 - Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Dearborn Heights
March 13 - St. Innocent Church, Redford
April 17 - St. George Church, Southgate
May 8 - St. George Church, Troy
June 12 - St. Mary the Protectress Cathedral, Southfield
July 10 - Holy Trinity Church, Detroit
August 21 - St. George Church, Bloomfield Hills
September 11 - Assumption Church, St. Clair Shores
October 9 - Basilica of St. Mary, Livonia
November 19 - St. Nicholas (Greek) Church, Troy
December 11 - Holy Transfiguration Church, Livonia


Activities & Projects

Some of the regular efforts and events of the COCC include:

  • Annual Lenten Vespers & Guest Speaker Series
  • Dinner-Dance Benefit & social events
  • Church School Teachers enrichment workshops
  • Youth & Young Adult educational programs
  • Inter-Orthodox Services
  • Retired clergy & widows benevolence fund
  • The Orthodox Choir of Detroit
  • Orthodox Visitation Ministry
  • Support of Affiliate Ministries such as Orthodox Christian Women of Michigan (OCW), Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black, Orthodox Detroit Outreach (ODO), FOCUS+Detroit, and ZOE for Life!
  • Communty Service
  • Good Works bi-monthly publication
  • COCC TELCOM on YouTube
  • Detroit's Own Orthodox Radio (DOOR)
  • Seminarian & Missionary scholarships
  • St. John Chrysostom Clergy Brotherhood
  • Support of (inter)national organizations such as Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF), International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), etc.

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