News and Upcoming Events
Lenten Teen Retreat April 3-5 - 02/19/20

The OCA Diocese of New York & New Jersey welcome all Middle & High School Teens to attend its Lenten Teen Retreat April 3-5 at the Greenkill YMCA Retreat Center in Huguenot, NY. Activities will include adventure course, archery, team building, hiking, gymnasium, campfire and more. The firm registration deadline is March 19th. To register contact Danielle Geeza at (914) 768-3735 or email nynjocayouth@gmail.com.

To learn more or register online visit nynjoca.wixsite.com/nynjocayouth/upcoming-events


Pre-Lenten Women's Retreat at St. Tikhon's Monastery Feb 22, 2020 - 02/13/20

A Women’s Retreat, sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Education of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern PA, will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 in St. Tikhon’s Monastery Trapeza. The topic for this year’s retreat is: “Preparing our Hearts for Great Lent.” The speaker will be Mother Gabriella, who serves as the Abbess of Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery in Rives Junction, Michigan. The cost for the retreat is $10 which includes breakfast and lunch. It is open to all women. See the flyer on the bulletin board and speak with Matushka Melanie if you would like to carpool.


The Feast of Holy Theophany - 01/06/20

On January 5th & 6th, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church celebrated the Great Feast of the Holy Theophany of our Lord. On Sunday, January 5th following Divine Liturgy we celebrated Compline, the Great Blessing of the Waters and blessed the entire church (and everyone in it). On Monday, January 6th we celebrated Divine Liturgy for the Feast. The Great Feast of Theophany celebrates the Lord's baptism by John in the Jordan and the revelation of God as Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - to the world. 


Annual Church School Christmas Yolka - 12/22/19

December 22 2019, Holy Trinity Church School children performed their annual Christmas Yolka. This year the performance included a play, several readings, singing and musical performances relating to our Lord's Nativity. Holy Trinity Orthodox Church has a thriving Church/Sunday School Program with 26 children ranging from Kindergarten to High School. 


Christmas Cookie Sale Dec 21st - 12/02/19

December 21st, 2019 Holy Trinity Orthodox Church will be holding its annual cookie sale. We will have a wide assortment of cookies to be sold by the pound or half-pound. We also hope to offer welch style cookies. The sale will begin at 9:00 AM and continue through 1:00 PM. To place pre-orders call 570-313-2180. Walk-ins are also welcome. Pricing are as follows:

1 pound - $10
1/2 pound - $5

We look forward to seeing you at the sale. God bless and Merry Christmas. 


Chrismation of Louie Gianuzzi - 11/17/19

On Sunday, November 17th Louie Michael Gianuzzi was received into the Orthodox Faith by Chrismation. Louie has been such a blessing to our parish and we are very thankful to God that he is now Orthodox and with us here at Holy Trinity. May God grant him many, many years!


Harvest Dinner 2019 - 11/10/19

Every November parisioners at Holy Trinity gather for a wonderful thanksgiving themed "Harvest Dinner". At the dinner we offer thanks to all of our Veterans who have served us and our country. The food was outstanding as usual. We are thankful to Aimee Welgus, the Welgus family and all who worked so hard to make it a wonderful afternoon.


Altar Server Retreat - 10/19/19

On Saturday, October 19th, following our Church School Campout, Holy Trinity held a brief Altar Server Retreat for the continuing education and training of our servers. Led by Sub-Deacon Gregory Polk, altar servers practiced entering the church, altar, folding altar server robes, small and great entrances and more. We had a great turnout!


Church School Family Campout - 10/18/19

On Friday, October 15th, Holy Trinity children and families spent the evening and night together on the church grounds cooking-out, playing games and watching movies. We had a great time as you can see from the pictures below.


Baptism of Giselle Soucek - 10/15/19

On Monday, October 15th Holy Trinity Orthodox Church celebrated the baptism of Giselle Soucek, daughter of Christina Soucek. May God grant her many, many years!


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News
Lenten Teen Retreat April 3-5 - 02/19/20

The OCA Diocese of New York & New Jersey welcome all Middle & High School Teens to attend its Lenten Teen Retreat April 3-5 at the Greenkill YMCA Retreat Center in Huguenot, NY. Activities will include adventure course, archery, team building, hiking, gymnasium, campfire and more. The firm registration deadline is March 19th. To register contact Danielle Geeza at (914) 768-3735 or email nynjocayouth@gmail.com.

To learn more or register online visit nynjoca.wixsite.com/nynjocayouth/upcoming-events


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THE OCA
 
The Mission of The Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”

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Holy Trinity Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, which is presided over by The Most Reverend Mark (Maymon), Archbishop of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania. Our mission is bringing the joy of Christ's resurrection to those who have never heard the Good News, and to strengthen and encourage the faithful who reside within Wilkes-Barre and the local area. 

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FEASTS & LIVES OF SAINTS

Holiness or sainthood is a gift (charisma) given by God to man, through the Holy Spirit. Man's effort to become a participant in the life of divine holiness is indispensable, but sanctification itself is the work of the Holy Trinity, especially through the sanctifying power of Jesus Christ, who was incarnate, suffered crucifixion, and rose from the dead, in order to lead us to the life of holiness, through the communion with the Holy Spirit.

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