Parish Clergy


Rev. Fr. Innocent Neal, Rector

 

Fr. Innocent Neal, Matuska Melanie, Ephraim, Andrew, and Sebastian were formally assigned to Holy Trinity on October 1st, 2018 by His Eminence Archbishop Mark. Fr. Innocent and his family are familiar faces in NEPA as they were previously at St. Tikhon’s Monastery where Fr. Innocent was the Bookstore and Press Manager. During that time he was also the rector of Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Union Dale, PA. Fr. Innocent is a 2005 graduate of St. Tikhon’s Seminary where he received his Masters of Divinity. After graduation, he moved to Atlanta GA to serve as a Reader, Catechist, and Assistant Administrator at his home parish, St. John the Wonderworker. During that time he met his wife Melanie, and had their first son Ephraim before returning to St. Tikhon’s in 2014. The Neal family is excited to be in Wilkes-Barre and a part of the Holy Trinity Community. “We immediately felt at home here at Holy Trinity and are excited about the future of our community.”, said Fr. Innocent. “We look forward to getting to know and spend time with everyone in the parish!”

 

Minor Clergy

Gregory Polk, Sub-Deacon

David Mills, Sub-Deacon


Parish Council
President - Sandra Serafin
Vice President - Jason King
Treasurer & Finiacial Secretary
- Subdeacon Gregory Polk
Assistant Treasurer - Coleen King
Recording Secretary - Alexanne Conklin
Corresponding Secretary - Paula Holoviak

 

Parish Committees

Evangelization/Outreach Committee - Peter Holoviak, David Clark, Deborah Mills, Steven Kankiewicz (Call 570-441-1501 or 570-498-2523)
Choir Director - Greg Polk
Education - Youth Committee - Paula Holoviak & Alexanne Conklin
Fellowship Committee - Deborah Mills & Maryann Kudey
Finance/Renovation Committee - Bernie Golubiewski
Special Fundraising Committee - Maryann Kudey, Bernie Golubiewski, Sandy Serafin

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401 East Main St
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705

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email: innocent.neal@gmail.com


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Great & Holy Pascha 2022 at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church - 04/27/22

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.


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