Holy Trinity Orthodox Church

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church reached a milestone in its 100 year history when on October 25, 2007 their new church building was consecrated by His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas.  With several hundred people in attendance, His Eminence, in the ancient rite of consecration, consecrated the altar by depositing in the altar relics of the Great Martyr Panteleimon and the Holy Martyrs of Raithu.  Located on western side of Danbury in the pastoral setting of Joes Hill Road, Holy Trinity has had a presence in Danbury for over 100 years.  Founded in Danbury on October 1, 1910 in the Germantown district of Danbury, this is the third church building that the parish has had to build in order to meet its changing and growing community.

Originally formed to meet the needs of the large Slavic population in Danbury at the turn of the 20th century, Holy Trinity has grown to meet the spiritual needs of an ever diverse population. Presently composed of Slavic, Greek, Syrian, Latino, Italian, Chinese and Irish backgrounds to name only a few, the parish is a true reflection of the diverse and rich population that is Danbury.

The new church building however is a reflection of its spiritual heritage.  Modeled after the old wooden churches that dotted the Carpathian Mountains where many of its original founders hailed from, no other church of this type exists in Connecticut and only a handful can be found in the Northeastern United States.  Services are in English and we celebrate the Nativity of our Lord on December 25 while we do follow the Orthodox reckoning of Easter/Pascha.  Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter, the Pascha of our Lord, after the Jewish Passover with the understanding that the New Passover should not be celebrated until after the Old Passover.  The doors of Holy Trinity Church are open to everyone who is sincerely searching for the Peace of Jesus Christ which is not the peace of the world, but the Peace of Christ, where hearts are not troubled and there is no fear. (John 14:27)

There are still projects for the building that are on track including cupolas, a bell tower, interior iconography, outdoor shrines, a chandelier, and paving the parking lot to name only a few.  Yet, we are well aware that the Christian life is more than just our future building plans.  As St. James writes in his letter “…so faith without works is dead.” (James 2:26), what good is a church if it is not built of living stones of faith.  We are acutely aware that we must practice what we preach, and having been given the great blessing of this new church and property we are looking to give to our community.  We presently sponsor a Road Race to support Healing Hearts for Grieving Children and Families a Program of Regional Hospice.   We are beginning the process of participating in the Appalachian Service project to minister to the needs of those living in poverty in the Appalachian Mountains of our beloved country.  The needs of our community are numerous; the wisdom is to know where can do the most good.

Besides all this, our parish also has an active choir under the very capable leadership of Sandi Fong.  Our church school meets before liturgy under the guidance of Church School Principal, Paul Toaso.   We have an active Youth Group under the direction of Stasia Mihaly.  Fr. Luke Mihaly, our priest and pastor, holds regular services throughout the week, along with a Spirituality Class on Monday evenings at 7PM, a Scripture Class on Thursday evenings at  7 PM, and a Healing Service dedicated to St. Nectarios followed by a Catechism class all in Spanish on Wednesday evenings.  Those who are interested in learning more about the Orthodox Faith are encouraged to talk to Fr. Luke

While there is no doubt that we are a small parish numerically, it is an active parish that understands that the faith in Jesus Christ is one that cannot just be practiced on Sunday mornings but lived throughout the week in our day to day life. It is a life of constant repentance, a life of turning away from sin and moving constantly towards Jesus Christ who is our only Savior.  It is a life of dependence on God Who is the source of all our Blessings.  That is why there are so many opportunities for people to participate.  Our contact with God as a source of Grace is essential in the living of our Orthodox Christian Faith.   Because our schedules are often so busy, surely there is at least one thing of the many offered here at Holy Trinity that you can participate.  And on those occasions in our life when we need God the most, there are outdoor shrines for one to stop and pray; an opportunity to find a place of refuge amid the rolling hills of Danbury’s Westside.



 


Upcoming Events

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(Read more on each of these great events and services in our weekly bulletin)

 

Archaeological Dig - St. Platon's Cemetery - 6/23/14 9:00

 

Spirituality Class - 6/23/14 7:00 PM

 

Hours - 6/24/14 8:00 AM

 

Daily Vespers 6/25/14 6:00 PM

 

Parish Council Meeting 6/25/14 7:00 PM

 

Hours - 6/26/14 8:00 AM

 

ASP Pack Meeting - 6/26/14 5:00 PM

 

Liturgy for St. Panteleimon whose relics are in our altar. 6/27/14 9:00 AM

 

Vespers 6/28/14 5:00 PM

 

Divine Liturgy - 6/29/14 9:30 AM

 

Altar Boy/Young Women's Retreat - 6/29-7/2


Parish Golf Outing 7/1/14 - Click HERE for player registration form.


Camp Nazareth - 7/27-8/2

 

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Happenings

Women's Knitting Group

The Women’s Knitting and Craft group is working on a special knitting project. If you are an
experienced knitter and would like to find out more about it, see Suad Behrend. knitting groupThis group is open to all whether you know how to knit or would like to learn. Or, bring sewing, scrapbooking or any other craft project you’re working on. This group will give an opportunity for the members to bond together in a Christian atmosphere. If you are interested in coming together to grow closer to your fellow parishioners please contact Suad Behrend at 203.304.1034 or Amy Arifin 914.434.1027. The Knitting Group meets the first Sunday of every month


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Senior High Youth Mission Trip

High school students in our parish will be participating in a youth mission project from July 19-27, 2014, traveling to Appalachia to work on home repairs for those in need through the Appalachia Service ProjectSM (ASP).


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