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Welcome to the official website for Sacred Heart Byzantine Catholic Church in Livonia, Michigan! This website contains a great deal of information about Sacred Heart Byzantine Catholic Church, as well as information about the Byzantine Catholic Church herself.

Use the links above and the navigation bars to the left to navigate this website. The most commonly-visited pages are the information about our liturgy schedule, information on how to find and contact the church, and our donation page. Be sure to check out our upcoming events below, too!

This website in currently under construction, and so some pages may be incomplete. If there is something which you think the website should feature, please don't hesitate to contact us.

We would like to thank Saint Michael's Media for their assistance in developing this website.

Peter Milenky Band - Bartimej - Zmiluj sa (English version)

Use of the "Jesus Prayer"
with Byzantine Rite Prayer Rope (Chotkis)

Many religious traditions make use of a set of beads or knots on a string as an aid to prayer. It is a way of connecting the activity of the mind and heart with the body. It can be used with any short prayer in a practice that can teach one to "abide in prayer", as the Apostle Paul taught. Over the course of centuries of ascetic Christian practice, the use of a simple phrase called the "Jesus Prayer" or "Prayer of the Heart" became identified with use of the Prayer Rope. This phrase is: "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner".

The prayer ropes are usually made of knotted wool yarn. The knot is a complicated one constructed of nine interlocking crosses. It was taught by an angel to a monk who was being troubled by the demons as he tried to complete his prayer rule. Orthodox prayer ropes usually have 33 knots, 50 knots, or 100 knots. Beads are often incorporated in the rope after every 10 or 25 knots. A cross and a tassel are usually attached to the rope. The knotting of prayer ropes is a common monastic activity, partly because Orthodox [and Byzantine Catholic] monastics make use of them as a primary "weapon" in the spiritual warfare. (Source:

"A prayer rope is often employed in conjunction with the (Jesus) Prayer, not primarily in order to count the number of times it is repeated, but rather as an aid to concentration and the establishment of a regular rhythm.

"Lord, even the devils are subject to us in Your Name." -Lk. 10:17

Recommended booklet on the Jesus Prayer:
Kallistos Ware. The Power of the Name – The Jesus Prayer in Orthodox Spirituality (SLG Press, 1974 [1986]) (click here to purchase)

Donut Man Pre-Lenten Children's Concert

Starring Rob Evans and Duncan!

Featuring original Bible story-songs such as "In The Beginning" and "The Miracle Song"

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014


Admission: $5 each at the door

(Note: free admission for children under age 2)

Sacred Heart Banquet & Conference Center
29125 Six Mile Road (just east of Middlebelt Road)
Livonia MI 48152

Listen to the Donut Man's Bible story songs at

CDs and DVDs will be sold at the show

2nd Annual Women's Retreat

Led by Fr Joseph Marquis on Friday March 7th through Sunday March 9th at Basilica & National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation (315 Clay Street Carey, OH 43316)

For full details, a flier & order form click here

“Three Days: The Search for the Boy Messiah”

A 30 Minute Presentation by Catholic Author,
Chris Stepien

Sunday, April 6, 2014
12:00 Noon
Sacred Heart Banquet & Conference Center
29125 Six Mile Road (just east of Middlebelt Road), Livonia MI 48152

Admission: FREE!

Discover why The Michigan Catholic calls Stepien’s “Three Days”:
“…a highly entertaining work of historical fiction… that can only deepen one’s faith.” -Robert Delaney, The Michigan Catholic

NOTE: Chris Stepien will be available for a book signing following his 30 minute presentation.

Stepien’s fictional account is based upon the Holy Family’s pilgrimage to Jerusalem during which the 12-year-old Jesus becomes separated from Mary and Joseph (Lk. 2:41-52); thereby flowing from the same literary genre that shaped Henry Van Dyke’s classic: “The Other Wise Man.”

The Ladies of Sacred Heart Byzantine Catholic Church
cordially invite you to their
Fifth Annual Ladies' Tea & Fashion Show
Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 ~ 1 p.m

Doors open at noon for Auction & Raffle Preview

Sacred Heart Banquet & Conference Center
29125 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152
One Block East of Middlebelt on the South Side of Six Mile

Cost: $30 per person - Includes;

Gourmet Luncheon prepared by Thomas's Catering of Livonia, MI
Casual and Formal Fashions Provided by Dress Barn of Livonia

Reservations for full (8 people) tables are available $240

Teens and Adults Only Please
First Come, First Served Seating
Tickets Are Limited

To order tickets, please call 734-261-8560

Or use the links below to order online via PayPal

Single Ticket ($30) :

Full table - 8 persons ($240) :