Services and Events March 21 – March 28

Monday, March 22
9 AM – Lenten Hour
7 PM – Spirituality Class

Tuesday, March 23
9 AM – Perogie Session

Wednesday, March 24
9 AM – Lenten Hours
6 PM – Presanctified Liturgy
7 PM – Lenten Meal/Adult Catechism Class

Thursday, March 25
9 AM – Vesperal Liturgy for the Annunciation
5 PM – Kielbasa Making

Friday, March 26
9 AM – Old Testament Class
11:30 AM -Bake Sale set up

Saturday, March 27
10 AM – 3 PM – Easter Bake Sale
5 PM – Vespers

Sunday, March 28
10 AM – Divine Liturgy

Services and Events March 14 – March 21

Monday, March 15
9 AM – Lenten Hour
6 PM – Canon of St. Andrew

Tuesday, March 16
9 AM – Perogie Session
6 PM – Canon of St. Andrew

Wednesday, March 17
9 AM – Lenten Hours
6 PM – Presanctified Liturgy
7 PM – Lenten Meal/Adult Catechism Class

Thursday, March 18
9 AM – New Testament Class
6 PM – Canon of St. Andrew

Friday, March 19
9 AM – Old Testament Class
4:30 PM -5:30 PM– Church School for Middle/High School students

Saturday, March 20
5 PM – Vespers

Sunday, March 21
10 AM – Divine Liturgy – Sunday of Orthodoxy bring icons for procession

Schedule of Services and Events February 21- February 28

NO Fasting this week

Monday, February 22
7 PM – Spirituality Class

Tuesday, February 23
9 AM – Perogie Session

Wednesday, February 24
6 PM– Daily Vespers
7 PM – Adult Catechism Class

Thursday, February 25
9 AM – New Testament Class

Friday, February 26
9 AM – Old Testament Class
11 AM – Wild Game Dinner set-up
6 PM – Daily Vespers

Saturday, February 27
2 PM – Vespers
4 pm to 5 pm – Wild Game Dinner take-out
6 PM – Wild Game Dinner

Sunday, February 28
10 AM – Divine Liturgy

Services and Events November 1 – November 8

Monday, November 2
7 PM – Spirituality Class at Church and on Zoom

Tuesday, November 3
Election Day – Please Vote!

Wednesday, November 4
9 AM – Perogie Session
7 PM – Adult Catechism Class at Church and on Zoom

Thursday, November 5
9 AM – New Testament Class at Church and on Zoom
6 PM – Daily Vespers

Friday, November 6
9 AM – Old Testament Class at Church and on Zoom
2 PM to 4:30 PM – Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen

Saturday, November 7
2 PM -Parish Retreat via Zoom with Fr. John Parker, Dean of St. Tikhon’s Seminary
5 PM – Vespers

Sunday, November 8
10 AM – Divine Liturgy

Services and Events October 18 – October 25

Monday, October 19
7 PM – Spirituality Class at Church and on Zoom

Tuesday, October 20
10 AM – Akathist

Wednesday, October 21
7 PM – Adult Catechism Class at Church and on Zoom

Thursday, October 22
9 AM – New Testament Class at Church and on Zoom

Friday, October 23
9 AM – Old Testament Class at Church and on Zoom

Saturday, October 24
10 AM to 12 noon -Church School
5 PM – Vespers

Sunday, October 25
10 AM – Divine Liturgy

Services and Events October 11 – October 18

Wednesday, October 14, 7 PM – Adult Catechism Class at Church and on Zoom

Thursday, October 15, 9 AM – New Testament Class at Church and on Zoom

Friday, October 16, 9 AM – Old Testament Class at Church and on Zoom

Saturday, October 17 8 AM – 4 PM – Baking session

Saturday, October 17, 5 PM – Vespers

Sunday, October 18, 10 AM – Divine Liturgy

Sunday, October 18, 12:30 PM – Parish Council Meeting

Phase 3 Opening in Connecticut

As you probably know, Phase 3 Re-Opening for the state of CT began October 8. What that means for churches is that we can increase to 50% capacity which for us at Holy Trinity is approximately 50 people. This means that we will be able to stop having A and B weeks and go back to “normal” attendance at church on Sundays for liturgy.
This will bring some changes to the parish. Here are some reminders of safety procedures that will be in effect:
We will no longer have A week and B week—people can come to church as they are able on any given Sunday and there will no longer be assigned seats.
• Parishioners will be seated when they arrive, using every other pew with 2 units per pew.
• We have shifted the ribboned off pews by one so that we now have 5 pews on either side that are useable including the first pew and the last one. (We can seat 10 units in pews, 4 in the side alcoves, 4 in the choir loft and potentially 2 additional people up front if needed.)
• Seating will be first come, first served.
• If we reach capacity, parishioners who arrive later will have the option to stand in the vestibule (6ft distance), outside on the porch or downstairs and come up into the church to receive communion. (If necessary, we can arrange to have the service shown on the TV downstairs for overflow.)
• Parishioners will receive communion and prosphora starting from the front of the church to the back as directed and maintaining 6 ft distance between each other as they approach Fr. Luke.
• Parishioners will continue to follow one-way direction in the church whenever possible.
• All parishioners are asked to wear masks while in church for liturgy.
• All parishioners are asked to use hand sanitizer upon entering the church.
• All parishioners are asked to maintain a 6ft distance between each other as much as possible.
• When receiving communion, parishioners are asked to tilt their heads back, open their mouths wide and please do not stick out your tongue to make it easier for Fr. Luke to place Eucharist in your mouth without any contact with the spoon.
• If you have any symptoms of sickness, please stay home.
• We will continue to use the air handler and keep windows open for optimal air movement. It is suggested that parishioners plan to wear coats or warmer clothes to stay comfortable.
• If you are uncomfortable attending liturgy at this time and would like to receive communion, please contact Fr. Luke to make arrangements to do so.

A Nationwide Approach of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA for the Staged Reopening of Churches during the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Feed My Lambs”

To the Orthodox Christian Faithful of the United States of America:

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

In this time of global pandemic, the majority of the Faithful of our Churches have been withheld from receiving Holy Communion and attending Divine Services in order to safeguard their health and the health of others. We, the Hierarchs of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA, are taking action to restore the possibility of Holy Eucharist to the “lambs” of Christ, in accordance with His word.[1]…

http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/news/2020/covid19-reopening

Church, Don’t Let Coronavirus Divide You May 15, 2020 | Brett McCracken

For church leaders and elder boards everywhere, the last few months have presented a near-constant array of complex challenges related to shepherding a church during the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest complex challenge is perhaps the trickiest yet: how to prudently resume in-person gatherings.

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/church-dont-let-coronavirus-divide/

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