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With God's help and with the blessing of our Archbishop, Vladyka Peter, St. Sebastian Orthodox Christian Church is committed to being an active, missionary presence throughout Northern Michigan. To that end, the parish will seek every opportunity to make the Orthodox faith accessible to people living throughout the region in order that they might "come and see" the beautiful riches of our faith and encounter Christ in the Divine Liturgy. Following in the footsteps of our heavenly patron, St. Sebastian Dabovich, we will seek to organize and encourage the formation of Orthodox Christian communities wherever there is interest. Beginning in January 2023 a "missionary outpost" has begun to organize in the Petoskey-Alanson-Mackinaw City area, gathering Orthodox faithful and those who are Ortho-curious together for worship and fellowship. The gatherings have been served by Priest Micah Chisholm, Rector of St. Sebastian Orthodox Christian Church. Divine Liturgy has been served once per month to make it accessible to people living some great distance from the parish in Traverse City.
This Mission now has an official name in memory of an Orthodox Saint from the 4th Century -
Saint Ambrose of Milan Orthodox Mission
Dates for recent Liturgies (at 10:00 AM, with Hours starting at 9:40):
A Priest has now been named (Father Dmitri Mihailiov) for this new Mission Parish. The first Divine Liturgy to be served by Father Dmitri has not yet been established. Fr. Micah Chisholm will continue to be the official Rector for this Parish while Fr. Dmitri prepares to transition with his family to the Petoskey-Alanson-Mackinaw City area.
Services have been held, and will continue to be held, at the following location:
Carp Lake Township Hall
6339 E Gill Rd, Carp Lake, MI 49718
(However, an alternate site in Mackinaw City has also been utilized.)
Stay tuned for future updates. It's expected that this mission parish will be developing a website, sometime in the near future, specifically for their services and activities. When the website is available, a link to their website will be posted HERE!
This is our Iconostasis
(Prepared for the Nativity of our Lord God& Savior Jesus Christ)