Schedule of services and events for the week of August 28 – September 4

Monday, August 29 9 AM – Divine Liturgy for the Beheading of St. John the Baptist – STRICT FAST DAY 6 PM – Prayer Group 7 PM – Spirituality Class Tuesday, August 30 8:30 AM – Hours 9 AM – Perogie Session Wednesday, August 31 7 PM - Catechism Class Thursday, September 1 9 AM – Akathist 4 PM to 7 PM - Monthly Perogie Sale Friday, September 2, 9:30 AM – Old Testament Class 1 PM to 5 PM – Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen  Saturday, September 3 5 PM – Vespers  Sunday September 4 10 AM – Divine Liturgy – Prayers for the Start of the New School Year Readers Schedule 9/4 – Bob Faubel 9/11 – Harry Fong 9/18 – Sandi Fong 9/25 – Paul Toaso Coffee Hour 9/4 – OPEN 9/11 – Young 9/18 – OPEN 9/25 – Thompson 10/2 – Suzanne 10/9 - OPEN  

Schedule of services and events for the week of August 14 – August 21

Monday, August 15 9 AM – Divine Liturgy for the Feat of the Dormition of the Mother of God 6 PM – Prayer Group 7 PM – Spirituality Class Friday, August 19 9:30 AM – Old Testament Class 12 noon – set up for Perogie Dash 5k Road Race Saturday, August 20 7:30 AM – 5k Perogie Dash Registration OPENS Sunday August 21 10 AM – Divine Liturgy Readers Schedule 8/21 – Susan Sulich 8/28 – Luke Mihaylo

5k Perogie Dash 2016

Please Join us for Perogie Dash 2016!

 Saturday, August 20 Events: 5K run and health walk 9 a.m. 1K kids Fun Run 8:30 a.m. Race Day Registration/Check-in: Beginning at 7:30 a.m. Holy Trinity Orthodox Church 74 Joe’s Hill Rd. Danbury, CT Sponsored by Holy Trinity Orthodox Church to benefit The Healing Hearts Center for Grieving Children and Families in Danbury, CT www.healingheartsct.org Register online https://runsignup.com/Race/CT/Danbury/PerogieDash For questions call (203) 797-8326 or email ssulich@yahoo.com perogidash-crew2 Ammenities: Custom designed T-shirt to all participants pre-registered by August 13, 2016. Post Race party featuring Holy Trinity’s Famous Homemade Perogies and other fine refreshments. Prizes: Matroiska Nesting Doll Prizes given as follows: 1st place male and female; and top 3 in age groups - under 14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+ Medals awarded to all Kids Fun run participants. 2014 dash-5 Post Race Party: Featuring Holy Trinity’s Famous Homemade Perogies, and other fine refreshments. Bring the family! Fun for all! potato-cheese-perogi-icon   jalepeno-perogi-icon PDashFlyer2016
race11610-logo.bv3BKA Results are posted here for 2015

Thanks to all who came and made this a record-setting year for the race - see you next August - the hill and perogies will be waiting at the finish!

2015 Perogie Dash winners and Perogie Pete! perogidash-firstplace

Schedule of events and services for the week of August 7 – August 14

Monday, August 8 the Dormition Fast continues 6 PM – Prayer Group 7 PM – Spirituality Class Tuesday, August 9 8:30 AM – Hours Wednesday, August 10 7 PM – Catechism Class Thursday, August 11 8:30 AM – Akathist Friday, August 12 9:30 AM – Old Testament Class Saturday, August 13 10 AM – Parish Family Outing - Blueberry Picking  Sunday August 14 10 AM – Divine Liturgy 3 PM – Akathist Inexhaustible cup 5 PM – Vespers Dormition Readers Schedule 8/14 – Suzanne Molineaux 8/21 – Susan Sulich 8/28 – Luke Mihaylo

THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST

Transfiguration[1] In the third year of His preaching, the Lord Jesus often spoke to His disciples of His approaching passion but at the same time of His glory following His suffering on the Cross. So that His impending passion would not totally weaken His disciples and that no one would fall away from Him, He, the All-wise, wanted to partially show them His divine glory before His passion. For that reason, He took Peter, James and John with Him and, with them, went out at night to Mt. Tabor and there was transfigured before them: "And His face shone as the sun and His garments became white as snow" (St. Matthew 17:2). There appeared along side Him, Moses and Elijah, the great Old Testament prophets. And, seeing this, His disciples were amazed. Peter said: "Lord, it is good for us to be here: if You will, let us make here three tabernacles; one for You, one for Moses and one for Elijah" (St. Matthew 17:4). While Peter still spoke, Moses and Elijah departed and a bright cloud overshadowed the Lord and His disciples and there came a voice from the cloud saying: "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased; hear Him" (St. Matthew 17:5). Hearing the voice, the disciples fell to the ground on their faces as though dead and remained that way, lying in fear, until the Lord came near to them and said: "Arise and be not afraid" (St. Matthew 17:7). Why did the Lord take only three disciples on Tabor and not all? Because Judas was not worthy to behold the divine glory of the Teacher, Whom he will betray and the Lord did not want to leave him [Judas] alone at the foot of the mountain so that the betrayer would not, by that, justify his betrayal. Why was our Lord transfigured on a mountain and not in a valley? So as to teach us two virtues: love of labor and godly-thoughts. For, climbing to the heights required labor and height represents the heights of our thoughts, i.e., godly-thoughts. Why was our Lord transfigured at night? Because, the night rather than the day is more suitable for prayer and godly-thoughts and because the night, by its darkness, conceals all the beauty of the earth and reveals the beauty of the starry heavens. Why did Moses and Elijah appear? In order to destroy the error of the Jews, as though Christ is one of the prophets; Elijah or Jeremiah or some other that is why He appears as a King above the prophets and that is why Moses and Elijah appear as His servants. Until then, our Lord manifested His divine power many times to the disciples but, on Mt. Tabor, He manifested His divine nature. This vision of His Divinity and the hearing of the heavenly witness about Him as the Son of God, should serve the disciples in the days of the Lord's passion, in strengthening of an unwavering faith in Him and His final victory. http://98.131.104.126/prolog/August6.htm

Schedule of Events and Services for the week of July 31 – August 7

Monday, August 1 starts the Dormition Fast Monday, August 1 6 PM – Prayer Group 7 PM – Spirituality Class Tuesday, August 2 8:30 AM – Hours Wednesday, August 3 7 PM – Catechism Class Thursday, August 4 8:30 AM – Akathist 4 PM to 7 PM – Monthly Food sale Friday, August 5 9:30 AM – Old Testament Class 7 PM – Vespers for Transfiguration Saturday, August 6 9 AM – Divine Liturgy for Transfiguration blessing of fruit Sunday August 7, 10 AM – Divine Liturgy Readers Schedule 7/31 – Paul Toaso 8/7 – Bob Faubel 8/14 – Suzanne Molineaux 8/21 – Susan Sulich 8/28 – Luke Mihaylo