Diocese: Romanian Episcopate
Deanery: Romanian Episcopate Office
15143 Sheridan Rd
Clinton, Michigan 49236
From the east
From I-94 take Exit 181A (US-12/ Michigan Ave./Saline) and follow US-12 West. Go 22 miles, through downtown Saline and Clinton, and turn right onto M-52. Take the first right onto Allen Rd., then at the first intersection turn right onto Sheridan Rd. The monastery will be on the left approximately 1/4 mile.
From the west
From I-94 take Exit 159 (M-52/Chelsea/Manchester) and follow M-52 South for 15 miles, passing through downtown Manchester. Turn left onto Allen Rd., then at the first intersection turn right onto Sheridan Rd. The monastery will be on the left approximately 1/4 mile.
From the south
From US-23 take Exit 17 (M-50/Monroe Rd./Tecumseh Rd.) and follow M-50 West. Go 17.5 miles and turn right onto M-52 North. After 6 miles turn right onto Allen Rd., then at the first intersection turn right onto Sheridan Rd. The monastery will be on the left approximately 1/4 mile.
Schedule of Services
7:00 AM Matins (every day). Divine Liturgy follows on Wednesday and Saturday.
6:00 PM Vespers followed by Small Compline (7:00 PM). On FRIDAY, Small Compline is replaced by Holy Unction service. On SUNDAY, Small Compline is replaced with the Paraclisis to the Mother of God.
6:00 PM Great Vespers with Litiya.
9:00 AM Matins, 10:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Feast Days and Special celebrations follow the schedule for Sundays.
Mornings of Great Feasts
The monastic community of the Holy Ascension Monastery is in the jurisdiction of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (OCA) under the omophorion of His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel of Detroit. It was established on the day when the Orthodox Church celebrates the feast of the Holy Hierarch Policarp of Smyrna—February 23, 2001. This date is significant for the Romanian Episcopate because St. Policarp was the patron saint of the first Romanian Orthodox bishop in North America, His Grace Bishop Policarp (Morusca), who dreamed of establishing a monastery for monks seventy years ago but at that time it was not to happen. However, with the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel, the dream of thrice-blessed Bishop Policarp came true, exactly on his patron saint day, when seven monks from Romania, from Brancoveanu Monastery, county of Brasov, arrived in Detroit.