Cathedral Abbey of St. Anthony 

  Holy See of the Worldwide Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ

New Order of St. Francis and St. Clare


             Serving God's People throughout the Centuries since 1857              Since 2010 The Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ

5247 Sheridan Street, Detroit, MI 48213 USA



Cathedral of St. Anthony  Cathedral of St. Anthony – Detroit

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For a visit of the famous historical Glass Stained Windows, Visit the link below:

Credit and Special Thanks to Mr. Michael Surdyk!

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These Videos highlight the beautiful acoustic in our beloved Abbey of St. Anthony

The Cathedral Abbey Friars and Sisters

Ecumenical Primate and Order General, ++Dr. Karl Rodig, NOSF 

Superior General of The New Order of St. Francis and St. Clair

Archbishop Dr. Tony Scuderi, NOSF

Provincial for the USA Province

Fr. Lee
Fr. Emmanuel, NOSF   
Fr. Frank, NOSF
Fr. Anthony, OFM

Fr. Rogelio, NOSF (GA) +In memoriam 2021


Sr. Maria Benedicta, NOSF                

Sr. Maria Theresa of Jesus, NOSF

     Sr. Maria Tate, NOSF


Br. Ken, NOSF

Br. Morgan, NOSF

Br. Eric G, NOSF

Candidate for the Diaconate: Br. Morgan

Mass: 11:00 AM

Sunday Morning Laudes 10:00 AM in Cathedral
Confessions: Sundays: 10:15 to 10:45 AM
Sunday School after Sunday Mass



    Morning Prayer (Laudes): 

8:30 AM followed by daily Mass Monastery Chapel

2nd Tuesday of the Month 

Midtown St. Francis and St. Clare Chapel

100 Parson Street Behind the DSO

Mass 10:00 AM  


St. Anthony Nursing home

Mass 10:00 AM


Eucharistic Adoration 

11:45 AM


Bible Studies 

Monastery Classroom 

 2:00 PM 


Neighborhood Canvassing Seminar Projects

 To Save Homes from Foreclosure

Monastery Classroom 

 10:00 AM 

Last Saturday 
Clothes and Food Pantry:
11:00 AM - 1:15 PM

AA meeting 
1:30 PM in the social area

Al Anon meeting 
1:30 PM in the Classroom of the Monastery 

        Chapel of St. Francis and St. Clare      
100 Parson Street, 2nd Floor   Midtown Detroit behind DSO    2nd Tuesday Mass 10:00 AM

More pictures from our Historic Cathedral 


                  Corner Stone laid in the Year of the Jubilee 1901
Constructed of stone and pressed brick in the Romanesque Style, the Cathedral occupies without a doubt, a prominent place among the churches of Detroit.
There are three Front entrances. In  a niche above the beautiful main entrance stands the large statue of St. Anthony. Upon entering, the first thing that impressed one is the soft, delicate light admitted through beautifully colored stain-glass windows that fill the interior and lends an air of indescribable peace so soothing and inviting to prayer and meditation.
Above, the ceiling is arched, the broad wide arch of the a sign of firmness, strength and determination. The high-vaulted sanctuary receives its light from four smaller windows of four Evangelists. At the left, a magnificent glass painting of the angelic Aloysius receiving his First Holy Communion from his sainted friend, Charles Borromeo.
Under a charming rosette window in the large transept area a triple group: St. Boniface the great Apostle of the Germans, St. Anthony, the patron Saint of the Cathedral, and lastly, St. Vincent de Paul.
Moving along we see a splendid representation of the Holy Family. Truly admirable is the scene of our savior among the little children. Next is a picture of the Resurrection of our Lord. The last window shows blessed Margaret Mary Alacoque transfigured by divine love in the vision of the Sacred Heart.
On the opposite side is the appointment of St. Peter as Prince of the Apostles. Beside is our savior in the Garden of Olives. Next is a beautiful window depicting the Guardian Angel.  Truly a gem of Christian Art is the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
In the transept on the left side facing the altar are three windows. In the center is a masterful reproduction of Murillos’s beautiful painting of the Immaculate Conception. Then there are St. Elizabeth and St. Monica, mother of St. Augustine. Above there is a beautiful rosette, similar to the one on the opposite side of the transept. The last window is one of St. Rose of Lima.
The nave and transept windows dated 1902 are from Innsbruck, Austria. A rich stream of light floods the entire nave through the rose window over the entrance of the church-the all-seeing eye of God, an imported window like the others but the product of the Detroit Friedrichs and Wolfrum. The same firm made the windows in the tower.
Deserving a notice are the fourteen stations of the cross imported from Germany. Above the middle entrance door on the interior is a small arched window taken from the Grade School before it was demolished. It depicts St. Anthony holding the Christ Child.
The church is Germanic in character, noted in the brickwork and the four-gabled arrangement of its towers-called “Lombard arcading” along with the similar treatment of the roof surfaces.