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Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church - Muskegon - Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
185 E Pontaluna Rd
Muskegon, MI 49444
(231) 799-0185
Annunciation Romanian Orthodox Church -

Annunciation Church
2753 Hillside Dr., N.W.
Walker, MI 49554

Fr. Anton Frunze: (616) 656 0763


Holy Cross Mission - Holy Cross Antiochian Orthodox Church
1928 142nd Ave.
Dorr, MI 49323
616-681-0341 (Main Office)

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church -

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, established in the 1920s, is another of the long-established Orthodox communities in Grand Rapids. The parish first met as the apostles did - in a home. Now, many years and a couple of addresses later, they are a warm and multi-ethnic Orthodox community that tightly fills its beautiful church.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
330 Lakeside Dr., N.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 454-6563
Fr. Nick Marcus, pastor


St. George's Antiochian Orthodox Church -

St. George is the mother of the Orthodox parishes in Grand Rapids, going back to the days of St. Raphael Hawaweeny. The temple features some outstanding iconography by Greek-American iconographer Tom Clark.

St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church
334 La Grave St., S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 454-7558
Fr. John Winfrey, pastor


St. Herman Orthodox Church -

St. Herman's began in the 1990's when a small group of laypeople sought to establish a new, traditional Orthodox community. The group was received by Archbishop Alypy (Gamanovich) of Chicago and Detroit into the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad.  Its regular round of lay services was supervised by a parish priest in Indiana, who served Liturgy in the fledgling mission as he was able.  At the end of 1999, the first resident priest was assigned. Since that time, parish life has been very much like that in many other mission parishes - at times, a rollercoaster ride!

After several years of meeting in a home, with all the intimacy and invitation to spiritual discipline that such an arrangement gives, the community purchased a church building in Lake Odessa.

In solidarity with the vast majority of Orthodox Christians worldwide, we worship on the Julian ("Old") calendar.

Drawing our nourishment from the life of the Church, we attempt to use its tools of mutual forgiveness, fasting, prayer, almsgiving, and bearing one another's burdens. Consciously borrowing the language of the 20th-century Moscow priest and martyr Sergius Mechov, we attempt to live as one "repentant family", united around the chalice. Today our membership stands at about 30 people, with members including recent (and not-so-recent) Russian emigres, cradle Orthodox, and converts from various faiths and none.

St. Herman Russian Orthodox Church (ROCA)
126 Reese St.
Lake Odessa/Woodbury, MI 48849
(616) 374-8596
Fr. Michael Carney

St. John Chrysostom Orthodox Church -

Unlike the Orthodox immigrants from the Mediterranean region who first settled in Grand Rapid's south-east quadrant, the Slavs who came here at the turn of the 19th/20th century settled in the north-west part of town. Here, new arrivals from the Austro-Hungarian and Russian empires established a small parish, transforming a Protestant church building into an Orthodox temple. The Bolshevik Revolution, which effectively cut off emigration, and the later Cold War, which quickened Russian-American assimilation were hard on the church. By the grace of the Holy Spirit and the fidelity of the parishioners, the parish survived some very lean times. In recent years, with the arrival of a young and energetic rector, regular parish life has resumed and the schedule of services been amplified. A new community has arisen, united around the chalice and the devotional life of the Church.

St. John Chrysostom Russian Orthodox Church (MP)
40 National St., N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 454-1166
Fr. Andrew Keith Lowe, M.Div.

St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church -

St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church
2250 East Paris, S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 954-2700


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