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