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Baptism of Gabriel Brisk - 08/19/23
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Last updated: 2023-08-23 18:41:22

Baptism of Gabriel Brisk

Liturgy 7/23/2023 with blessing of cars - 07/23/23
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Last updated: 2023-08-23 17:56:55

Celebrating St. Elijah we blessed the cars of the faithful after Liturgy.

The Feast of the Holy Apostles Sts. Peter and Paul - 07/11/23
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Last updated: 2023-07-12 11:31:20

On June 29, we celebrate the feasts of Saints Peter and Paul, two men whose dedication to the formation and sustenance of Christianity in the first century AD made them true pillars of the Church. Both men were chosen by Christ to minister to the world and both were given new names to mark their new life in Christ. They both embraced their martyrdom in Rome circa 67 AD. On June 30 we also celebrate the Holy Apostles whose ministry to all ends of the known world spread the message of God's Word further. (The Fast of the Holy Apostles Peter & Paul begins the Monday after All Saints to June 29/July 12. It requires the same preparation as any Lenten period.) Their resolve, commitment and enthusiasm gave our Church life and firm ground. We should look to them for inspiration as we work towards the support and growth of our Church.

The Feast of Feasts: Holy Pascha 2023 - 04/16/23
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Last updated: 2023-07-21 11:34:50

On Sunday, April 16th, the Holy Trinity community - along with His Eminence Archbishop Mark - celebrated the Feast of all Feasts Great and Holy Pascha.

Great & Holy Pascha 2022 at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church - 04/27/22
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Last updated: 2023-01-04 12:47:54

A little before midnight on the Blessed Sabbath the Nocturne service is chanted. The celebrant goes to the tomb and removes the winding-sheet. He carries it through the royal doors and places it on the altar table where it remains for forty days until the day of Ascension. 

At midnight the Easter procession begins. The people leave the church building singing:

The angels in heaven, O Christ our Savior, sing of Thy resurrection. Make us on earth also worthy to hymn Thee with a pure heart.

The procession circles the church building and returns to the closed doors of the front of the church. This procession of the Christians on Easter night recalls the original baptismal procession from the darkness and death of this world to the light and the life of the Kingdom of God. It is the procession of the holy passover, from death unto life, from earth unto heaven, from this age to the age to come which will never end.

Holy Week 2022 at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church - 04/27/22
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Last updated: 2022-04-28 13:37:57

In the Orthodox Church the last week of Christ’s life is officially called Passion Week. In popular terminology it is called Holy Week. Each day is designated in the service books as “great and holy.” There are special services every day of the week which are fulfilled in all churches. Earthly life ceases for the faithful as they “go up with the Lord to Jerusalem”

Homily for the Sunday After Theophany - 01/08/22
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Last updated: 2022-01-09 08:33:19

by Subdeacon Gregory Polk
IN the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Glory to Jesus Christ! Well, here we are, in the beginning weeks of January, the first month of a New Year.  I often find myself in an unusual state of mind at this time.  Christmas was literally only two weeks earlier but it seems like months have passed.  Thanksgiving seems like it was an eternity ago.  But that’s what life in the 21st century has become; everything is on fast forward and living in America, Christmas is celebrated almost everyday in December and then on the morning of December 26, we have to hurry to put it away for another year.

Holy Dormition 2021 - 08/19/21
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Last updated: 2022-01-09 08:31:35

On Sunday, August 14th the faithful of Holy Trinity & Holy Resurrection Cathedral celebrated the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God. Following Divine Liturgy flowers were blessed. A special coffee hour was held for the feast. It was a most joyful and beautiful feast!

Holy Transfiguration 2021 - 08/06/21
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Last updated: 2022-01-09 08:31:49

The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ is celebrated each year on August 6. The feast commemorates the transfiguration of Christ on Mount Tabor, when our Lord appeared in His divine glory before the Apostles Peter, James, and John.

Tyler (Jacob) & Olivia Zawatski - 07/25/21
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Last updated: 2021-08-10 15:28:09

Congratulations and many years to Tyler (Jacob) & Olivia Zawatski. The Zawatski's were married at Holy Trinity on July 25th, 2021. The newly wedded couple will be attending St. Tikhon's Seminary this fall. God's blessings and many years to you both!

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