Real Break Detroit
March 1-7, 2014
The Real Break Detroit 2014 team will work alongside Orthodox Detroit Outreach (ODO) to serve the needy in the surrounding city area. The student team will begin their trip housed at the St. Andrew House in Detroit (see more information below) and may possibly retreat for the last two nights of the trip to the Dormition of the Mother of God Orthodox Monastery in south central Michigan.
The goals of this trip are to love and serve a community of people who are experiencing deep struggles, to develop a better understanding of poverty, and to enter into a week of worship, service, education, and fellowship with other Orthodox college students from across North America.
Information about St. Andrew House
Orthodox Christians in Metropolitan Detroit now have a place where they can gather to learn about their faith, share information with other parishes and to further witness the Gospel of Jesus Christ. St. Andrew House - Center for Orthodox Christian Studies, located on Detroit’s west side, looks to be a shining beacon of faith and unity for the tens of thousands of Orthodox faithful in Southeastern Michigan. "We are united by our faith, and we should be united in our efforts to live that faith," says His Eminence Archbishop NATHANIEL of Detroit, president and founder of St. Andrew House. "This Center is the first in the United States to serve all the canonical jurisdictions of the Orthodox Church."
The Center is governed by a cross jurisdictional board of directors who come from various parishes across the city. The Council of Christian Orthodox Churches, a 40-year-old Inter-Orthodox clergy and lay group, has been a source of constant support for the Center, and contributed some of the initial capital to purchase the building. The COCC is one of a number of groups who maintain offices in the building. Other groups include Orthodox Christian Women of Metropolitan Detroit (OCW), Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL), and Psalm Music Ministry. The Center is also home to St. Raphael of Brooklyn (OCA) mission parish, and the Monastery of the Holy Ascension.
Information about Orthodox Detroit Outreach
Orthodox Detroit Outreach is a community of Orthodox Christians from all over the Detroit area committed to serving Christ through service to the needy in their city (Mt 25:14). Their goals are simply to love God and love others (Mt 22:37-40). Recognizing the image of God in every person (Gn 1:27), they will always strive to serve with humility, compassion, patience, and above all, love (1 Co 13).
Their purpose is to extend the Church beyond the confines of the parish and bring it into the local community. They do this by bringing Detroit-area Orthodox Christians together to perform the work to which Christ called His Church: to feed the hungry and clothe the naked, to look after the sick and visit the incarcerated, to welcome the stranger, to give everything they have for the benefit of those in need.
ODO actively and in an ongoing manner strives to assess the needs of those within the greater Detroit metropolitan area, providing, through various ministries, towards the material sustenance and spiritual aid to those in need. They will serve the churches of the Detroit area by providing both local and coordinated ministries aiding those in need, and offering an education and experiential resource as requested.
FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO: http://www.orthodoxdetroit.com/ and
Documents and Information
Download Complete 2014 Real Break Detroit Trip Details and Information (PDF Format)
Download Real Break 2014 General Trip Information Packet (PDF Format)
Download Fundraising Essentials for Real Break 2014 (PDF Format)
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