Vows and Voices Join for Wedding at St. Cyril and Methodius Church

20171021_123337Anthony and Abbie had a gorgeous autumn day for their wedding!  St. Cyril and Methodius Slovak Church is a Catholic Parish located on Ryan Road in Sterling Heights.  Fr. Libor Marek officiated the ceremony which was enhanced by the beautiful voices of Joe Long, church music director and organist, and Ashley Rozanski, a member of the bridal party.  Ashley sang a beautiful rendition of Ave Maria and a duet with Mr. Long during the communion.  They both gave a beautiful performances that heightened the spiritual beauty of  Abbie and Anthony’s ceremony.  It was an honor to be a part of their wedding day.  Best wishes Anthony and Abbie!

St. Cyril and Methodius

Histortic Saint Anne de Detroit Churches Lends Tradition to Wedding Ceremony

167Philip and Erin had a beautiful wedding last month at the historic Saint Anne De Detroit Catholic Church.  The present church is the 8th structure of the parish of Saint Anne’s which was founded in 1701, a mere two days after Cadillac and his people landed at Detroit.  The church contains many relics from the 1818 stone church which stood on Bates Street.  Among its treasures are: the 1818 cornerstone, the main alter, the intricately hand carved communion rail, the “Beaubien Bell” and the statue of Ste. Ann and her daughter, Mary.  It also contains the oldest stained glass in the city.  Of particular interest on the exterior of the building are the flying buttresses, a feature fairly common in gothic churches in Europe, but unusual in the “new world”.  Four gargoyles guard the main entrance on the north façade.

Father Ray Sayers led the ceremony which included a communion.  Director of Music and Liturgy, Christopher Loeffler, was a tremendous help to us with cues and performed select solo pieces during the postlude.  This was a treat for us as the church has a 26-rank pipe organ and a reverberation time typical of some of the finest European churches.  The ceremony certainly had an “old world” feel rich with tradition.  We send Erin and Philip our best wishes!

Saint Anne de Detroit Catholic Church

 

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