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Address: 1345 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, MI 48207-2720
Phone Number: 313-567-3100
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Traditional cathedral ministry serves the greater metropolitan area of...

Traditional cathedral ministry serves the greater metropolitan area of Detroit.

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Struggling to survive

A beautiful building with an historic past, it seems to be fighting a losing battle against the "skyscraperization" of downtown Detroit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rainier, Oregon
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Rainier, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful building with an historic past, it seems to be fighting a losing battle against the "skyscraperization" of downtown Detroit.

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Toledo, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This church is neither terribly old -- even by U.S. church standards -- nor a cathedral (Missouri Synod Lutherans don't have cathedrals). Don't get me wrong. It's nice for church crawlers to visit, but Detroit has older and more impressive churches. Also, the hours for visitors are somewhat limited. For example, the church is never open on Saturdays, despite thousands... More 

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Hazel Park, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Beautiful,old historic church that's worth visiting no matter what your religion is. The architecture is amazing and well preserved. Nice to drop in right after services while they are open.

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Detroit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This is one of the oldest churches in Detroit. It has been known as the under ground railroad for many slaves.

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We attend services at Trinity every time we are in Detroit (we live out of state and have a condo downtown). We love it, the architecture, the service, the music, the communion. The pastoral staff is very welcoming

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have been there for Detroit Lutheran singers concerts. At Christmas time there are 100s of decorated doll houses all around. An attractive church.

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Holland MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The church was exactly as we remembered it from 1980! Well-preserved. N o longer has a brewery practically leaning against its walls!

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Rochester Hills, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

When you attend worship at this beautiful church, you can't help but feel transported to a European cathedral. The many pastors who contribute to the service all combine to make it exceptional. The music you hear comes from the hands of a very talented organist and in some cases, his own composition! Attend on June 28 to celebrate the Downtown... More 

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Dryden, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This beautiful church brings many memories back for me. Sundays going to church with my grandmother, uncle, and sister when Pastor Ottie gave the sermons after sunday school class. I would just be in awe looking around at the stained glass windows, all the carvings, and the large chandeliers. The pipe organ is really something too. I was fascinated as... More 

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Hell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

About 10 years ago we popped in on a week day and looked around and it was beautiful. Fast forward to today when we went here for a Christmas concert and once again it was a beautiful setting for an excellent concert. The architecture is interesting to say the least and the building has a lot of detail.

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