SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral

Detroit, Michigan

SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral

Founded 1907

Diocese: Diocese of the Midwest

Deanery: Michigan Deanery

Address

3810 Gilbert St
Detroit, Michigan 48210

http://www.ssppdetroit.org/

Office: 313-897-3308

Fax: 313-897-3309

Parish Contacts

V. Rev. Andrew Yavornitzky
District Dean
Home: 248-852-9574
Office: 248-656-1630
Rev. Jose Emmanuel Rodriguez-Sanchez
Attached

Lay Leadership

Ms. Kathleen Sedor
Lay Contact
Home: 313-730-0789
Ms. Lisa Prokurat Franks
Choir Director
Ms. Christine Trojan
Church School Coordinator

Directions

General Location
Ss Peter and Paul Cathedral is the only OCA Orthodox Church located in Downtown Detroit.  We are 1 block west of Livernois; 2 block south of Michigan Avenue

From Interstate 94
Get off at Livernois Avenue (Exit 212A); Turn right (heading East) for about .7 of a mile; pass Michigan Avenue to second block (at Traffic Light) Clayton Street; Turn right in first block.

From Interstate 75 (heading northbound)
Get off at Livernois Avenue (Exit 46); Continue on Service Drive - Turn Left at second light - Dragoon Street (heading North); go app .7 of a mile - merging into Livernois (as you pass by Vernor Hwy; another mile to 4th street on left (at Traffic Light) - Clayton Street; Turn Left in first block.

From Interstate 75 (heading southbound)
Get off at Livernois Avenue (Exit 46); Turn Right at first light - Dragoon Street (heading North); go app .7 of a mile - merging into Livernois (as you pass by Vernor Hwy; another mile to 4th street on left (at Traffic Light) - Clayton Street; Turn Left in first block.

Schedule of Services

Please call/e-mail the Church Office for Updates, Scheduling, or for Any Assistance.

9:40 Hours; 10:00 Divine Liturgy, followed by Church school and fellowship Hour.
Sunday Morning

Parish Background

Our parish was founded over 100 years ago, and has served as the “Mother Church of Orthodoxy in Michigan” spawning many other parishes of many different ethnic backgrounds that are still thriving today.  We have had many wonderful years raising generations of families in the Glory of God, with Love, and as a Community; but like any other family, we have seen our share of challenging and desperate times, as well.

Some of our Highlight Years Include:

1906
Our First Divine Liturgy was held

1907
Our Church was Established and our first permanent priest was assigned

1909
Our Original Church Building was constructed

1912
The First School building was built behind the church

1914
Our First Rectory was purchased next to the church

1925
Gilbert Hall was built.

1948.
April 4: Broke Ground for our new building; Cornerstone laid on July 11

1963
May 12: Broke Ground for new School building; Dedicated on November 4

1999
Brought in local Head Start Program for the neighborhood (Vista Nuevos)

2000
Ss Peter and Paul Church was Elevated to status of Cathedral

2001
Renovations to School made (including new parking lot and entrance way)

2002
Electronic Bell and Computer Chime system installed in Church Bell Tower

2005
Construction began to Renovate Gilbert Hall

2007
(Renovation complete in time for) Our 100 Year Anniversary Celebration