Our History in Short

Saint Joseph Orthodox Church began to meet in a renovated farmhouse in Berrien Springs, Michigan on September 15, 2013. Then known as Holy Resurrection Orthodox Mission, the community was composed entirely from three or four families. As time passed, more people began to attend, convert, and become a member of the faithful. In May of 2016, the farmhouse was sold, forcing the church community to seek a Church building. Shortly after, God provided a property in Baroda, Michigan, a few minutes from the farmhouse where the community was used to meeting. This property, formerly Meadows Golf Course, was acquired in June of 2016, when the community of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Mission celebrated its first liturgy on June 12, 2016 as Saint Joseph Orthodox Church.

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Saint Joseph Orthodox Church: first Sunday Divine Liturgy at the newly purchased church building

Why the name change?

Saint Joseph the Betrothed is the patron of community here in Southwestern, Michigan. Because of this, the Bishop (Bulgarian Metropolitan Joseph) and the Priest felt it appropriate to name the community after him.