April 17, 2014

Detroit service for St. Moses the Black

St. Moses the Black

St. Moses the Black

Prayer service honoring patron saint of African-Americans to be held Aug. 27

DETROIT – The Metropolitan Detroit Chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black will hold an akathist prayer service honoring the saint at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at St. Innocent Orthodox Church, 23300 W. Chicago Road, Redford, Mich.

St. Moses the Black is the Orthodox Christian patron saint of African-Americans. He was a 4th-century Ethiopian slave and gang leader who repented his sinful life and became a monastic in the Egyptian desert, known for his humility, wisdom and power over demons.

An akathist is a hymn that recalls the life of a saint, a holy event, or one of the persons of the Holy Trinity. The service on the 27th will include an akathist to St. Moses.

The service is open to the public free of charge. There will be an informal discussion of the life of St. Moses following the service. Refreshments will be served.

For further information, call Sharon Gomulka, secretary of the Detroit chapter, at (248) 477-6411, or Robert Mitchell, chapter president, at (313) 204-5103.

Founded in 2007, the Detroit Metropolitan Chapter is the first regional chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black, 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.

CONTACT:

Robert Mitchell
Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black
(313) 204-5103
rmitc02@ameritech.net

Metropolitan Detroit Chapter, Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black, 23300 West Davison Street, Detroit, MI 48223-3031

David Adrian
Adrian & Associates, Inc.
(248) 322-9226
david.adrian@adrianassoc.com

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    Joe says:

    I love Abba Moses so I must say that the icon that was posted to depict him does not do him justice.

    Is this an example of the Marvel Comics school of iconography?

    This “icon” makes Abba Moses look like Luke Cage (aka Power Man).

    See what I mean: http://comicfigs.net/Faces/ML14LukeCage.jpg

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    Tigger says:

    More like 70′s G.I.Joe with Kung-Fu grip! The icon does not do him justice,neither his short biography. Ultimately,he predicted his repose,saying as he murdered ,so he would be by thieves. Does that mean the Old Testament law still applies,just wondering? He is a wonderful ascetic. This is why in this icon he holds a basket. He was asked to appear at a synod of brethren to try a monastic who fell into sin. As he came in,he held a basket full of sand,whic was pouring sand out both in the front and back sides. Curious,the brthern asked him why he brought this to them. He replied, “How can I judge my brother of his sins when I do not see my own running behind me?” The monks forgave the fallen brother and kept him. I wish there fathers like this around.

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