• Cathedral Abby of St. Anthony - Holy See of the Worldwide Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ

    Cathedral Abby of St. Anthony - Holy See of the Worldwide Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ

    Constructed of stone and pressed brick in the Romanesque Style, the Cathedral occupies without a doubt, a prominent place among the churches of Detroit. There are three Front entrances. In a niche above the beautiful main entrance stands the large statue of St. Anthony. Upon entering, the first thing that impressed one is the soft, delicate light admitted through beautifully colored stain-glass windows that fill the interior and lends an air of indescribable peace so soothing and inviting to prayer and meditation.

  • Cathedral Abby of St. Anthony - Holy See of the Worldwide Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ

    Cathedral Abby of St. Anthony

    Above, the ceiling is arched, the broad wide arch of the a sign of firmness, strength and determination. The high-vaulted sanctuary receives its light from four smaller windows of four Evangelists. At the left, a magnificent glass painting of the angelic Aloysius receiving his First Holy Communion from his sainted friend, Charles Borromeo. Under a charming rosette window in the large transept area a triple group: St. Boniface the great Apostle of the Germans, St. Anthony, the patron Saint of the Cathedral, and lastly, St. Vincent de Paul.

Apostles Stachys, Amplias, Urban, Narcissus, Apelles, and Aristobulus of the Seventy;
of Alexandria; Saints Spyridon and Nicodemus the prosphora-bakers of the Kiev Caves; Saint Maura of Constantinople; Saint Anatolius, recluse of the Kiev Caves; New-Martyr Nicholas of Chios; Martyrs Stephen, Barnabas, Trophimus, Dorymedon, Cosmas, Damian, Sabbas, Bassa, Abraham, and others with them; Martyr Gordian; Martyr Epimachus the Roman; Martyrs Seleucius and Stratonica his wife, myrrh-gushers; First Priest-martyr of the Russian Revolution John Kochurov; Martyr Foillan, Abbot of Fosses; Saint Quentin; Saint Begu, nun of Hackness; Saint James, Bishop of Mygdonia, one of the 318 fathers of Nicaea; Saint Erc, Bishop of Lilcach.

The holy, glorious, all-laudable Apostle Stachys is numbered among the Seventy Apostles. Along with the Apostles Urban, Amplias, Narcissus, Apelles and Aristobulus he assisted the Apostle Andrew. St. Andrew ordained St. Stachys bishop in Byzantium, where he governed his flock with faith and zeal for sixteen years. He reposed peacefully in the Lord. His feast day is October 31.

The holy, glorious, all-laudable Apostle Amplias is numbered among the Seventy Apostles. Along with the Apostles Urban, Stachys, Narcissus, Apelles and Aristobulus he assisted the Apostle Andrew. St. Andrew ordained St. Amplias bishop in Lydda of Odyssopolis (Diospolis) in Judea. He died a martyr, and his feast day is October 31.

The holy, glorious, all-laudible Apostle Urban is numbered among the Seventy Apostles. Along with the Apostles Amplias, Stachys, Narcissus, Apelles and Aristobulus he assisted the Apostle Andrew. St. Andrew ordained Urban bishop in Macedonia. He died a martyr, and his feast day is October 31.

The holy, glorious, all-laudable Apostle Narcissus is numbered among the Seventy Apostles. Along with the Apostles Urban, Stachys, Amplias, Apelles and Aristobulus he assisted the Apostle Andrew. The Apostle Philip ordained St. Narcissus bishop of Athens. His feast day is October 31.

The holy, glorious, all-laudable Apostle Apelles (also Apellos) is numbered among the Seventy Apostles. Along with the Apostles Urban, Stachys, Narcissus, Amplias and Aristobulus he assisted the Apostle Andrew. St. Apelles was bishop of Heraclea in Trachis. His feast day is October 31.

The holy, glorious, all-laudable Apostle Aristobulus (also Aristovoulos) is numbered among the Seventy Apostles. Along with the Apostles Urban, Stachys, Narcissus, Apelles and Amplias he assisted the Apostle Andrew. St. Aristobulus was also the brother of the Apostle Barnabas. He preached the Gospel in Britain as its first bishop and there he reposed peacefully in the Lord. His feast days are celebrated on March 15, on October 31 with Amplias, Apelles, Stachys, Urban, and Narcissus, and on January 4 with the Seventy.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

ECUMENICAL CATHOLIC CHURCH OF CHRIST
Primate Archbishop Dr. Karl Rodig

Primate Archbishop Dr. Karl Rodig

Archbishop Hristo Pisarov

Archbishop Hristo Pisarov

Deacon Alfred Foskolo

Deacon Alfred Foskolo

Ph.D. Plamen Tsvetkov

Ph.D. Plamen Tsvetkov (+2015)

Deacon Grigor Paskov

Deacon Grigor Paskov

Fr. Mihail Novak

Fr. Mihail Novak

Fr. Yakov Kiryushatov

Fr. Yakov Kiryushatov

Fr. Thoma Gross

Fr. Thoma Gross

Fr. Svetozar Arabadziev

Fr. Svetozar Arabadziev

Fr. Stefan Vasilev

Fr. Stefan Vasilev

Fr. George Dimitrov

Fr. George Dimitrov (+2015)

Fr. Stefan Rusev

Fr. Stefan Rusev

Deacon Jordan Marchev

Deacon Jordan Marchev

Deacon Vasil Ivanov

Deacon Vasil Ivanov

Deacon Alexander Tzenov

Deacon Alexander Tzenov

Deacon Emilian Georgiev
Deacon Emilian Georgiev

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