Holy Trinity Cathedral in Diveevo

"... The true aim of our Christian life consists in the acquisition of the Holy Spirit of God. As for fasts, and vigils, and prayer, and almsgiving, and every good deed done for Christ's sake, they are only means of acquiring the Holy Spirit of God. But mark, my son, only the good deed done for Christ's sake brings us the fruits of the Holy Spirit..."

(from conversation of St. Seraphim with N.A.Motoviliv)


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Dear brothers and sisters!

St. Seraphim's Mission parish is raising funds towards the remodeling of the purchased building for the use as church temple. We are humbly asking for your help and support. The names of the main contributors will be listed in the church books for the eternal commemoration in accordance with the multi-sentential traditions of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Contact phone: +1 (517) 351-4391

Postal address:
St Seraphim Orthodox Church,
P.O.Box 81,
Okemos, MI   48805-0081

E-mail: stseraphim@stseraphimmichigan.org

Google Checkout charges 2.9% of the donated amount (for transactions less than $3000) on top of $0.30 fee for each transaction.  So, for instance, if $10 are donated, then $10-$0.30-$0.29=$9.41 will be actually transferred to the Mission account, and for $100 donation, the transferred amount will be $100-$0.30-$2.90=$96.80 respectively [?].  May God bless you for your generosity!


Please, send all suggestions/questions to:
E-mail: stseraphim@stseraphimmichigan.org

Our Needs

The list of the needed church things:

1. Coverings
2. Banners
3. Chalice set
4. Gospels Cover

5. Incense container
Holy Gifts holder


1. OSB - 3/4", 4'x8' - 45 sheets
2. Isolation -R38 - for 2000sq.ft
3. Drywalls - 30sheets
4. Flooring, vinyl, carpet, ceramic tiles - for 5000sq.ft
5. Windows
6. Mud for 30 sheets
7. Paint
8. Crack filler for parking lot
9. Mulch for flowering beds
10. Chemicals against weeds


1. Water heater
2. Shower cabin or bathtub
3. Refrigerator
4. Washer and Dryer


1. Refrigerator
2. Kitchen cabinets


1. The wooden semi logs - for the room 400 sq.ft,
2. The wooden flooring for the room 400 sq.ft
3. The wooden table and benches in the Russian style
4. Household's stuff, that was used in the Russian izba
5. Things, connected with the Russian Folk Tradition and
6. Books, video on this theme


1. Architectural project
2. Repair of the air conditioner/ heater
3. Installing and finishing drywalls
4. Repair of the roofs on the wings
5. Installing of the Shower cabin in the priest's apartment
6. Building of the new porch
7. Repairing of the parking lot
8. Chemical remediation of the weeds
9. Shoveling of the snow/ mowing the lawn
10. Landscaping
11. Repair and installing windows
12. Putting new floors
13. Putting new insulation on the ceiling


1. Snow blower
2. effective and powerful heater for the room about 800sq.ft