Yesterday we received an official notification from the Antiochian Orthdox Christian Archdiocese of North America that the constitution for a new parish in metropolitan Detroit had been blessed and approved by His Eminence, Metropolitan PHILIP.
His Grace, Bishop MARK, has named the parish "Holy Incarnation Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church." It will be a Western Rite parish. This means that it will follow the worship forms that were established in western churches prior to the Great Schism.
Those Orthodox Christians who employ the traditional Western worship are commonly known as “Western Rite Orthodox.” Although their worship forms are different, Western Rite Orthodox Christians share the same faith, doctrine and morality as their Eastern Orthodox brothers and sisters. They are in communion with each other.
Holy Incarnation Orthodox Church will begin regular Sunday worship with Lauds and Mass on Quinquagesima Sunday, 18 February 2007.
For more information about the mission, you may visit the Holy Incarnation website. You may also subscribe to the announcement list.