schedule of services and events April 22 – April 29

Monday, April 23
7 PM - Spirituality Class

Tuesday, April 24
8:30 AM – Hours
9:30 AM - Planting Christmas Trees

Wednesday, April 25
7 PM – Catechism Class

Thursday, April 26
8:30 AM – Akathist
9 AM – Prayer Group

Friday, April 27
9 AM – Old Testament Class
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM – Church School

Saturday, April 28
5 PM – Vespers

Sunday, April 29
10 AM – Divine Liturgy

Readers Schedule
4/29 – Christopher Mihaly
5/6 – Susan Paltauf
5/13 – Suzanne Molineaux
5/20 – Harr Fong
5/27 – Paul Sulich

Coffee Hour
4/29 – OPEN
5/6 – Nicu/Anna
5/13 - Mother’s Day see Harry
5/20 – OPEN
5/27 - OPEN

Music On the Mount Returns May 5th

Chamber Choir of St. Tikhon's Monastery

Members of the the Chamber Choir of St. Tikhon's Monastery return to sing a program of "Orthodox Hymns" on Saturday May 5th at 7:30 in the evening. Join us after the performance for wine, cheese and a meet and greet with members of the Choir.
In addition our reception will also include a display of art by members of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church for you to enjoy.
Music on the Mount Art at the Reception
Music on The Mount Art Show at the Reception
 
Tickets are $35.00 For Reservations Call 203-797-8326 or email ssulich@yahoo.com

schedule of services and events April 1 – April 8

Monday, April 2
7 PM - Spirituality Class

Wednesday, April 4
7 PM – Holy Unction Service

Thursday, April 5
7 PM – Matins and the Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels

Friday, April 6
7 PM – Great & Holy Friday Vespers with Procession and Guarding the Tomb

Saturday, April 7
11 PM – Nocturne, Paschal Matins, Paschal Divine Liturgy followed by blessing of the Baskets and Agape Meal

Sunday, April 7
12 Noon – Paschal Vespers

Everyone is invited to bring food for the Agape meal following the Paschal Divine Liturgy. While it is the tradition amongst the Slavs to bring a basket with specific kinds of food, please bring whatever you like

Readers Schedule
4/8 – Harry Fong
4/15 – Suzanne Molineaux
4/22 – Bob Faubel

Schedule of services and events for March 25 – April 1

Monday, March 26
7 PM - Spirituality Class

Wednesday, March 28
6 PM – Presanctified Liturgy followed by meal
7 PM –Adult Catechism Class

Thursday, March 29
9:30 AM – Prayer Group

Friday, March 30
9:30 AM - Old Testament Class

Saturday, March 31
9 AM – Divine Liturgy for Lazarus Saturday
10 AM – 12 noon Church School and preparation for Pascha – Making Palm Crosses, coloring Eggs and making Luminaries
10 AM to 12 noon – Church grounds clean up
1:30 PM – Chrismation of Ana Urgiles Quinancela
5 PM – Vespers

Sunday, April 1
10 AM – Divine Liturgy PALM SUNDAY

Schedule of services and events March 18 – March 25

Monday, March 19
7 PM - Spirituality Class

Tuesday, March 20
6:30 PM – Kielbasa Making

Wednesday, March 21
6 PM – Presanctified Liturgy followed by meal and Class

Thursday, March 22
9:30 AM – Prayer Group

Friday, March 23
9:30 AM - Old Testament Class
11 AM – Easter Bake Sale set up

Saturday, March 24
10 AM – 3 PM – Easter Craft and Bake Sale
5 PM – Vespers

Sunday, March 25
10 AM – Divine Liturgy – Feast of the Annunciation
11:30 AM to 1 PM – Easter Craft and Bake Sale
12:30 PM- Parish Council meeting

schedule of services and events February 25 – March 4

Wednesday, February 28
6 PM Presanctified Liturgy at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church

Friday, March 2
1 pm to 5 PM Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen
7 PM Salutation Service to the Mother of God at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church

Sunday, March 4
10 AM Divine Liturgy served by Fr. Sergei Bouteneff

Readers Schedule
3 / 4 - Paul Sulich
3/11 – Bob Faubel

Coffee Hour
3 / 4 – Suzanne
3/11 – Missions Brunch
3/18 – Lenten Cook-off

New Rectory Update

The new Rectory has been delivered and set by Westchester Modular Homes. There is still a lot of work to be done on the interior and exterior over the next several months. The garage foundation is in but the rest of it will be built on site. The good news was that we were able to get a full sized basement and not just a crawl space.   As I was taking a little peek of the progress I noticed that there was  a great view of the church through the New Kitchen window.

2018 Lenten Archpastoral Letter

GREAT LENT 2018 - Protocol N. 3/2018 My Beloved Faithful Clergy and Laity of Our God-Protected Diocese: As we begin Holy and Great Lent this year on February 19th, I wanted to share with you a few thoughts so that we may journey through the season and arrive safely at the Great Feast of Feasts, Holy Pascha with the proper frame of mind. Holy and Great Lent is a truly beautiful period of time filled with moments in which we can focus our hearts and our minds on the grace of God. Through daily prayer, fasting, worship, and giving to others and by the grace of God our lives will continue to be transformed by Him and our souls will be drawn closer and closer to our Lord Jesus Christ! In the hymns and services of the Triodion period and at the entrance of this holy season of Great Lent, we are called to repentance. We are invited to come before God in the humility of the Publican. We are beckoned to return to His dwelling and His compassionate embrace as the Prodigal Son. We are confronted with the causes of our separation from God and our need for His great mercy. It is truly a time of repentance as we prepare to commemorate and contemplate all that has been done for us through Christ our Lord. This solemn and reflective journey is not one of despair. This is not a time of inconsolable grief or deep anguish and anxiety. Holy and Great Lent is a time of spiritual renewal in which repentance finds forgiveness and grace, engenders hope, strengthens our faith and leads us to abundant and eternal life. We know through the Gospel that genuine repentance receives forgiveness and grace. The sincerity of the Publican expressed in his cry, “God, be merciful to me a sinner” was recognized by God, and his sins were forgiven (Luke 18:13 – 14). We also know that repentance nurtures hope. God’s grace transforms us, as we see the blessedness of life restored to communion with Him, we experience the joy of hope. For the Prodigal Son it was the journey to return to the house of his father, hoping that something better awaited. As through repentance we receive forgiveness and grace and our hearts are filled with hope, our faith is strengthened. As we prepare to celebrate the fulfillment of God’s promise to defeat death, restore us to life, and lead us to the Resurrection, our faith in Him grows. At the beginning of Great Lent, let us contemplate the power of repentance and take this opportunity to examine our hearts and minds. Let us pray for humility in seeking the forgiveness and grace of God, returning to communion with Him. Let us find renewed hope in the light, peace and joy that comes from our Crucified and Risen Christ. I pray that this Holy and Great Lent season is a spiritually uplifting time for all of us. Working in His Vineyard with much love for all of you, +BISHOP GREGORY OF NYSSA

“… a place of refuge full of love and joy.”