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Old St. Mary's Church

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Address: 646 Monroe Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
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+1 313-961-8711

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Beautiful church

A beautiful old RC Church. Daily Mass at 12:10pm. Many relics in side cove. Daily confessions before Mass. Across from Greektown casino. Free parking if going to Mass.

Reviewed April 27, 2014
Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

A beautiful old RC Church. Daily Mass at 12:10pm. Many relics in side cove. Daily confessions before Mass. Across from Greektown casino. Free parking if going to Mass.

2 Thank el1919
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Beautiful and historic church just outside of Greektown. The Latin mass is especially lovely - you really feel the history of the building. It has been pristinely cared for and every detail is gorgeous.

1 Thank averagenorwegian
Auburn Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is one of my favorite old churches in Detroit, and it is still well taken care of. My brother was married here and my son baptized. You can't help but feel a sense of peace when you enter.

4 Thank kathy203
Washington Twp., MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2014

It is an old well cared for church right on Monroe Street in Greektown. Stop in to see the architecture or to take a quiet rest

1 Thank Tina101010
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2014

We are lucky enough to have such a beautiful church in our area. The carvings are so beautiful. The organ is magnificent. This is another jewel of the Detroit Area.

1 Thank SharondJ
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Old St. Mary's is an amazing church in terms of architecture. We've all heard the stories about Detroit, the poverty, the abandoned buildings, etc. On one side you're glad it's preserved and maintained, on the other, it's hard to reconcile the money need to maintain this church with the poverty in Detroit. Some pics at : http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=apmadoc%20marys

3 Thank Tudor A
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2014

During a Christmas visit to the Detroit area, we stayed at the Greektown Casino Hotel, adjacent to Old St. Mary Church. Upon research with the hotel concierge, we found that this old church is still fully operational and had Christmas Eve Midnight Mass scheduled. We attended the service and we were so moved by the elegance of this historical building,... More 

3 Thank Ron S
Highland Park, Illinois
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Lovely interior of a very traditional Catholic Church. It still celebrates some masses in Latin. Nearby Jesuit St. Peter &Paul has a more liberal philosophy.

3 Thank Pcsk8
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Old St Mary's is a wonderfully beautiful church. I wandered around, enjoying the art and interesting grottoes for half an hour. It is located right in Greek Town as well, which is a unique and fascinating area.

3 Thank Nathan S
Northville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Was delighted to find the church open as mass was just ending. The interior of the church has a strong European influence and rivals the beauty of those in Rome. Don't forget to look up at the impressive ceiling. Make a point to visit the Blessed Mother's Grotto tucked into a back corner, a lovely retreat and place to spend... More 

4 Thank Jayhawk17

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