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Jesus kept his invitation simple.
At Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, so do we.
Just “come and see.”

"Come and see" was Jesus' invite for the curious back in his day (John 1:39) — and it's ours at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church today.

We're a little church with a big heart and room for all, where Christ Jesus nourishes modern lives through ancient roots,
as a parish of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of North America
within the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

So just come and see, as Christ Jesus said. Check us out. We're looking forward to meeting you!


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At the direction of our bishop,
as a precaution against coronavirus (COVID-19), worship and fellowship at our church are temporarily canceled until further notice.

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At the direction of our bishop,
as a precaution against coronavirus (COVID-19), worship and fellowship at our church are temporarily canceled until further notice.

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Wind and Fire

Pentecost

On Pentecost (June 7 this year), we celebrate the descent of God's Spirit upon the risen Christ's gathered followers, which forged them into something new — The Church. And as we read in the story of the first Pentecost in the Bible (Acts 2:1-47), God's Spirit came down upon them as wind and fire. What does that detail tell us about God? Well, just as our human hands cannot grasp wind or fire, our limited human minds and hearts cannot grasp God. But if we unfurl our sails, we can catch the wind, and it will drive us to our destination. And if we touch our candles to flame, we can catch the fire, and it will light our path. So it is with God: if we open ourselves to his Spirit, he will propel us and enlighten us in our pilgrimage through life through thick and thin, leading us into the future God dreams for us in his loving goodness.

Update: Church Reopenings

As part of our diocese's methodical process to assess the possibility of reopening churches on a parish by parish basis, ours has submitted the information requested. The final decision lies with no one other than our bishop, whose word we await. We all want to be back in church, but given the utter seriousness of this lethal virus with no vaccine or cure yet, it must be done as safely as possible, given the risk to health and life. Thank you for your continued patience, prayers, and support! We'll keep you posted...

From Our Bishop: Archpastoral Letters on Church and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa, head of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of North America, has issued a number of directives for public worship amid the current health crisis as conditions change. To read them online or as a printer-friendly PDF file, click these links:

May 8, 2020 Letter: Online | PDF File
April 7, 2020 Letter: Online | PDF File
April 3, 2020 Letter: Online | PDF File
March 19, 2020 Letter: Online | PDF File
March 18, 2020 Letter: Online | PDF File
March 12, 2020 Letter: Online | PDF File