Holy Ascension Church

Albion, Michigan

Holy Ascension Church

Founded 1916

Diocese: Diocese of the Midwest

Deanery: Michigan Deanery


810 Austin Ave
Albion, Michigan 49224

Mailing address:

PO Box 367
Albion MI   49224-0367


Office: 517-629-6345

Parish Contacts

Rev. Joshua P Frigerio
19402 B Dr N
Marshall, MI 49068
Home: 269-781-8171
Rev. Evangelos S Pepps
2606 Sunnybrook Dr
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Home: 269-492-4344
Dn. John Wesner
3102 W Kirby Rd
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Home: 269-968-8953


General Location
Albion is located in south-central Michigan, between Marshall and Jackson.

From I-94
From I-94 exit on exit number 121 and go south into Albion on “28 Mile Rd” for approximately 1 mile to the second stop light, Austin Ave. Go right on Austin Ave for 1/2 mile and the Church is on the right hand side across from the foundry.  The address is 810 Austin and the building is white with a small blue dome.

Schedule of Services

Services are in English.

6:00 PM Great Vespers followed by Adult Education.
Saturday Evening

9:30 AM Hours.
Sunday Morning

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy, followed by a fellowship hour.
Sunday Morning

6:00 PM Vespers.
Eves of Great Feasts

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Mornings of Great Feasts

6:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
Wednesday Evenings in Great Lent

11:30 PM Matins and Liturgy, followed by a feast in the parish hall.
Paschal Vigil (Easter Sunday Eve)

Confessions are heard by appointment

Parish Background

Many Eastern European immigrant workers arrived in Albion shortly after the turn of the 20th century. One of their first concerns was to build a church. With the help of a local iron foundry, for which most of them worked, as well as some local fund raising, they were able to build and finally consecrate Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in 1916.

The community at Holy Ascension has continued to be an important part of the Albion community throughout its presence there. As many Orthodox Churches founded at that time, Holy Ascension was very much focused on the needs of its Orthodox immigrants. Since then, however, its population has changed to a diverse group of Americans, both convert and Orthodox-born, as well and second and third generation Russians, Greeks, etc.

For a few years the parish struggled under intermittent pastoral care.  Our current priest, Fr. Joshua, arrived with his family in October of 2002.  Since then, we have been able to have a full liturgical schedule, with Vespers and Divine Liturgy every weekend, as well as feasts, etc.  We also now have weekly adult education and Sunday School for children.