DETROIT – The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will sponsor its annual “Spring Celebration” dinner dance to benefit retired Orthodox priests and priests’ widows on Sunday, April 26 at the banquet hall of St. Michael the Archangel Church, 26375 W. Chicago Road, Redford, Mich.

The event will begin with a social hour at 5 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6 p.m.

Tickets including dinner and refreshments are $40 per person, with children ages 12 and under admitted free. Each COCC member parish is eligible to receive two complimentary tickets for its clergy.

To order tickets or obtain further information, contact Mihaela Charlier at (313) 595-7640 or [email protected], or Richard Shebib at (248) 345-9346 or [email protected].

The COCC is a 57-year-old clergy and lay association that represents various canonical Orthodox churches in metro Detroit. Its mission is to promote Orthodox Christianity throughout the area through worship, fellowship, and charitable, educational and outreach programs. For more information, visit