Meet Fr. Dimitrie Vincent
Fr. Dimitrie Vincent, born in Detroit, MI, is a 3rd generation Orthodox Christian. His great grandparents, immigrant Romanian Orthodox Christians from Transylvania, arrived in the United States in the early 1900s’. He is currently the Spiritual adviser and segment producer for DOOR (“Detroit’s Own Orthodox Radio” on WNZK, 690 AM) and Spiritual adviser of the Orthodox Brotherhood National Auxiliary, Romanian Episcopate, OCA.
Father Dimitrie was ordained a Deacon in 1981, a Priest in 1982 and was elevated to the rank of Archpriest in 2004. Father has served in the Orthodox Church in America, (Romanian Episcopate and Albanian Archdiocese) and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. He has held numerous responsibilities on the diocesan level and has recently been elected as Vice-president of the Romanian-American Heritage Center, Grass Lake, Michigan.
Father Dimitrie’s academic training includes undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate studies. He entered college as a B.F.A. student, with a concentration in jewelry, only to major in Comparative Religions and History and minor in Art History at Western Michigan University (‘76). Coursework was taken at the Medieval Institute (Kalamazoo, MI) before he moved to New York. Fr, Dimitrie received his Masters of Divinity degree at St. Vladimir’s Theological Seminary in Crestwood, NY (‘82) and did PhD studies in Historical Theology at St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri in the mid-80s’.
He chaired the Art Program at Weston Technical Academy (99-05) and received his K-12 teaching certification as an Art Educator at Eastern Michigan University simultaneously. He completed his Welding certification program at Schoolcraft College a few years later. He has maintained a working Art studio over these years.
On November 25, 2017, Archpriest Dimitrie Vincent suffered a serious spinal cord injury, a broken neck and damaged rotator cuff. A life-long Ice Hockey player “Fr. D” was injured in an over 60, non-checking, hockey league game. He was paralyzed from the neck down at the time of his injury. God’s healing Grace worked through the medical wisdom of doctors and staff in two surgeries, two (2) years of intense work with therapists and trainers and the love, prayers and support of the whole community: family, friends and faithful. Father Dimitrie is now back on his feet serving God and the Church.
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“All those people for whom the heavens rejoiced because they repented on earth will never see any grief or passion in that place. While those for whom the heavens did not rejoice because they did not repent on earth, will never enjoy any joy or rest. Those who will have their joy on earth will never have any joy or rest from this time on. You have heard that ‘Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted’, and also those who did not rejoice on earth will rejoice in heaven. You have also heard, ‘Woe to you who are laughing now because you will cry and grieve.’ This is the time in which the weak become strong; and those who are not strong will say, ‘I am strong when they give their hearts to the written commandments’. As the prophets had said, ‘Many are those whose bodies weakened because of their adultery, and their hearts will become weak as well’. The Bible described them by saying, ‘He will be destroyed by the uncleanness of himself’. While those who are bravely striving and struggling were described by the saying, ‘Hurry and reconcile yourself as a friend of God and undefiled performer who performs the word of truth.’” St. Shenouda the Archimandrite
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Online giving now available for Mother Maria Ministry
CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] —The new website for the Mother Maria of Paris Charitable Ministry is now live, thanks to the work of Fr. Joel Wilson. The website can be found at charity.domoca.org.
Perhaps the most important function of the new website is that it allows users to process online donations for the Mother Maria Ministry's fundraising campaigns. Shortly after the website went public, the Mother Maria Ministry received a $1,000 donation to match the Ministry's donation to Orthodox Detroit Outreach of the same amount. Please share the link to the Ministry's fundraising campaigns on your Facebook accounts, in emails, and on social media, to maximize its effectiveness throughout the Diocese of the Midwest.
The new website features ministries in the Diocese of the Midwest as well as in the OCA and in other jurisdictions and pan-Orthodox nonprofits. The site will be a place for parishes and individual Orthodox Christians to share ideas and learn about best practices concerning ministry work. In addition, it will also be a place to learn about the life and work of St. Maria Skobtsova, whose example this ministry seeks to imitate.
If you have any questions or would like your ministry to be highlighted on the website, contact Fr. Jonathan Lincoln at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The purpose of the Orthodox Christian Women of Michigan is to serve God, the faithful of His Orthodox Church and the world. This purpose shall be fulfilled through programs and charitable works that promote Orthodox unity, fellowship, witness, Orthodox Christian values, lay leadership and education, spiritual growth and renewal and interpersonal support.
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