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COCC Executive Board

The following officers are parish representatives who have been elected to serve a one-year term, while the Spiritual Advisor is the president of the St. John Chrysostom Clergy Brotherhood.


JOHN E. LAZAR, Vice President



V. REV. FR. LAURENCE LAZAR, Spiritual Advisor

If you would like to contact a board member by email, you can do so via our online contact form on the Contact page.

Monthly Meetings

The COCC functions by means of monthly meetings of the representatives of the member parishes. The meetings are held at 7:00 PM, usually on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The priest(s) and 2 delegates from each member parish are encouraged to participate, and we are always happy to welcome new parish representatives and observers. (If your parish is not already an active member, please encourage your priest and parish council to participate.)  2023 meeting locations will be announced:

Activities & Projects

Some of the regular efforts and events of the COCC include:

  • Annual Lenten Vespers & Guest Speaker Series
  • Dinner-Dance Benefit & social events
  • Church School Teachers enrichment workshops
  • Youth & Young Adult educational programs
  • Inter-Orthodox Services
  • Retired clergy & widows benevolence fund
  • The Orthodox Choir of Detroit
  • Orthodox Visitation Ministry
  • Support of Affiliate Ministries such as Orthodox Christian Women of Michigan (OCW), Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black, Orthodox Detroit Outreach (ODO), FOCUS+Detroit, and ZOE for Life!
  • Communty Service
  • Good Works bi-monthly publication
  • COCC TELCOM on YouTube
  • Detroit's Own Orthodox Radio (DOOR)
  • Seminarian & Missionary scholarships
  • St. John Chrysostom Clergy Brotherhood
  • Support of (inter)national organizations such as Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF), International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), etc.

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