Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/ 60 Holy Pascha 2017 http://orthodoxct.org/news_170416_1.html Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/Photo%20Gallery/2017_Photos/Holy_Pascha_04152017/_TFP3634.JPG&archive=0&final_h=29&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen!</p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_170416_1.html Holy Week 2017 http://orthodoxct.org/public/sv/gallery.php?ssid=394 Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/Photo%20Gallery/2017_Photos/Holy-Week_042017/_TFP3565.JPG&archive=0&final_h=29&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>An intimate view of a profound week in the life of our Church</p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/public/sv/gallery.php?ssid=394 In Service to Others http://orthodoxct.org/news_170327_1.html Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/Photo%20Gallery/2017_Photos/St_John_Ladder_03262017/_TFP3059-2.JPG&archive=0&final_h=29&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Members of Holy Trinity emphasized chaitable works this past weekend by serving less fortunate members of the community</p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_170327_1.html Centennial Celebration http://orthodoxct.org/news_161102_1.html Sun, 09 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Misc%20Images/Presentation1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=30&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Friends and family of Holy Trinity gathered on October 9th, to celebrate its 100 year anniversary.</p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_161102_1.html St. Mary of Egypt http://orthodoxct.org/news_170408_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:22:56 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Saints/m%20-%20o/St%20Mary%20of%20Egypt.jpg&archive=1&final_h=141&final_w=107&percent=100"><p><span style="font-size: medium;">In last Sunday&rsquo;s Gospel (Mark 9:17-31), the disciples were disappointed because they could not cast out a demon from a young man, but Christ did. His disciples asked him privately, &ldquo;Why could we not cast it out?&rdquo; The Lord responds, &ldquo;<em>This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.</em>&rdquo;</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_170408_1.html Meditate on The Cross http://orthodoxct.org/news_170320_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Misc%20Images/3-bar-cross.jpg&archive=0&final_h=96&final_w=107&percent=100"><p><span style="font-size: medium;">Most in the West see the cross as humiliation, defeat, and loss; it serves as the instrument of death. The Eastern Church sees the cross as glory, victory, freedom, and ultimately, life. The cross, the church reminds us liturgically, is the Tree of Life</span>.</p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_170320_1.html Byzantine Iconography http://orthodoxct.org/news_170306_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Saints/mulitple/Three%20Pillars%20of%20Orthodoxy.jpg&archive=1&final_h=123&final_w=107&percent=100"><p><span style="font-size: medium;">The Seventh Ecumenical Council reestablished the veneration of icons and in turn rejected the compromise proposal that icons be placed on the same level of sacred vessels. The Church Fathers argued that icons belonged on the same level as The Word of God and Divine Services.<br /></span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_170306_1.html The Necessity of Great Lent http://orthodoxct.org/news_170228_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/Expulsion_of_Adam.jpg&archive=0&final_h=140&final_w=107&percent=100"><p><span style="font-size: medium;">Most often, our lives are lived in the constant pursuit of convenience and comfort; creature comforts we call them. We are continuously distracted by the pursuit of our own ambitions and agenda</span>.</p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_170228_1.html Martyr Longinus http://orthodoxct.org/news_161017_2.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/St-Longinus.jpg&archive=0&final_h=135&final_w=107&percent=100"><p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT"><span style="font-size: medium;">The Centurion, who stood at the Cross of the Lord. According to Church Tradition, Longinus was the soldier who pierced the side of the Crucified Savior with a spear</span>.</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_161017_2.html Hieromartyr Gorazd http://orthodoxct.org/news_160917_2.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Misc%20Images/HGZ.jpg&archive=0&final_h=171&final_w=107&percent=100"><p><span style="font-size: medium;">Bishop Gorazd of Prague, given name Matěj Pavl&iacute;k (May 26, 1879 &ndash; September 4, 1942), was the hierarch of the revived Orthodox Church in Moravia, the Church of Czechoslovakia, after World War I.</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_160917_2.html Kneeling Prayers of Holy Pentecost http://orthodoxct.org/news_160716_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Feasts/12%20Great%20Feasts/Pentecost.jpg&archive=1&final_h=124&final_w=107&percent=100"><p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT"><span style="font-size: medium;">At the end of the Divine Liturgy, we will pray the Kneeling Vespers of Pentecost</span></span>.</p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_160716_1.html The Apostle Simon http://orthodoxct.org/news_150528_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Christ/05.jpg&archive=1&final_h=124&final_w=107&percent=100"><p><span style="font-size: medium;">St Simon was one of the twelve Apostles &ndash; but perhaps the least well known - and received the Holy Spirit with the others on Pentecost</span>.</p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_150528_1.html The Final Judgment http://orthodoxct.org/news_150215_2.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/The_Awesome_Judgement.jpg&archive=0&final_h=138&final_w=107&percent=100"><p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-size: medium;">Orthodoxy teaches that salvation is bestowed by God as a free gift of Divine grace, which cannot be earned, and by which forgiveness of sins is available to all.</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_150215_2.html Feast of the Nativity http://orthodoxct.org/news_141227_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Feasts/12%20Great%20Feasts/Nativity%20of%20the%20Lord.jpg&archive=1&final_h=130&final_w=107&percent=100"><p><span style="font-size: medium;">Few will reject the Christ-child; many more reject him as the Incarnate Son of God. Yet it is precisely this dichotomy which needs to be reconciled and repaired in our hearts.</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_141227_1.html Availing Ourselves to God http://orthodoxct.org/news_141202_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Christ/14.jpg&archive=1&final_h=144&final_w=107&percent=100"><p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-size: medium;">The Lucan account strongly suggests that as Christians, we cannot live apart from God. In order to avail ourselves to God's healing and mercy, we must choose to be in places where God's power is felt and experienced.</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_141202_1.html The Parable of the Sower http://orthodoxct.org/news_141020_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Christ/11.jpg&archive=1&final_h=131&final_w=107&percent=100"><p><span style="font-size: medium;">Looking back, it can be said with certainty that our Lord never forces anyone into a relationship with him. God always respects the freedom he created each person in.</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_141020_1.html The Spiritual Life in Modern America http://orthodoxct.org/news_140921_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/ic-xc-ni-ka.jpg&archive=0&final_h=113&final_w=107&percent=100"><p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-size: medium;">The spiritual life we are all called to develop stands in opposition to that which our American culture promotes. Our culture has seemingly taken a seismic shift recently, and the fall out is stunning. Orthodoxy is a paradox to American culture.</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_140921_1.html Like Her Son, The Tomb Could Not Hold The Mother of God http://orthodoxct.org/news_140813_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Feasts/12%20Great%20Feasts/Dormition.jpg&archive=1&final_h=121&final_w=107&percent=100"><p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-size: medium;">The Dormition of the Theotokos is a joyful celebration of death. The hymnography of the church speaks not a word of sorrow or sadness.</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_140813_1.html Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God http://orthodoxct.org/news_140524_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/paskha.jpg&archive=0&final_h=121&final_w=107&percent=100"><p><span style="font-size: medium;">As weeks pass, the bright light of the Resurrection continues to grow dim. But how has that night without end truly changed us?</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_140524_1.html The Saving Message of His Resurrection http://orthodoxct.org/news_140419_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/Holy_Myrrh-bearing_Women.jpg&archive=0&final_h=146&final_w=107&percent=100"><p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-size: medium;">If Christ is to be known to others, we must be the ones who convey this message though our own evangelical and missionary efforts. To believe in Christ is simply not enough.</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_140419_1.html The Holy Thief http://orthodoxct.org/news_140325_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/crucifixion-0001.jpg&archive=0&final_h=146&final_w=107&percent=100"><p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-size: medium;">Is the cross in our midst this morning just a piece of wood, or is it something much more personal to us? This is the question each of us needs to think about today, and moving forward through the remainder of Lent.</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_140325_1.html The Lenten Rite of Forgiveness http://orthodoxct.org/news_140303_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/Extreme-humility_0.jpg&archive=0&final_h=136&final_w=107&percent=100"><p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-size: medium;">Love, by definition, is a process of suffering and dying for the sake of another. But the miraculous power of love transforms that suffering and dying to joy and liberation.</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_140303_1.html The Meeting of the Lord in the Temple http://orthodoxct.org/news_140131_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Christ/08.jpg&archive=1&final_h=150&final_w=107&percent=100"><p><em><span style="font-size: medium;">Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Simeon was presented Christ and tenderly received him into the arms of his warm embrace, gently holding the eternal incarnate word of God. Having held our Lord, Simeon was then prepared to die<span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT">.</span></span></em></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_140131_1.html Poorest of the Poor http://orthodoxct.org/news_131217_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Feasts/12%20Great%20Feasts/Nativity%20of%20the%20Lord.jpg&archive=1&final_h=109&final_w=107&percent=100"><p><span style="font-size: medium;">Jesus Christ comes to us as the poorest of the poor, as the most helpless of all creation, surrounded by animals he himself created. Our minds become fixed on this innocent child, our hearts are moved to compassion, and we lovingly accept this child, the Savior of the world</span><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-size: medium;"><em>.</em></span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_131217_1.html Gratitude http://orthodoxct.org/news_131127_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/theotkos.jpg&archive=0&final_h=137&final_w=107&percent=100"><p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-size: medium;">Gratitude lies at the heart of the Biblical faith. The entire gospel message is rooted in God&rsquo;s love and grace towards mankind. Still yet, gratitude has always been the most difficult of all human emotions to express...</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_131127_1.html He Will Never Abandon Us http://orthodoxct.org/news_131028_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Christ/10.jpg&archive=1&final_h=137&final_w=110&percent=100"><p>Our Lord comes to heal and cast out demons, yet the reaction of the assembled crowd in Galilee is one of fear. They feared, in fact, an additional disruption to their lives so much that they were seized with fear, and they asked him to leave.</p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_131028_1.html On the Transfiguration... http://orthodoxct.org/news_130803_2.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Feasts/12%20Great%20Feasts/Transfiguration.jpg&archive=1&final_h=137&final_w=110&percent=100"><p>There were only a few occasions when his divinity shone forth, most notably his birth, baptism, and transfiguration. On those few exceptions, few saw it and most, even his apostles, did not know what it all meant.&nbsp; Most often, there was awe, and uncertainty. There was always confusion<span style="font-size: medium;"><em>.</em></span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_130803_2.html All Saints Sunday http://orthodoxct.org/news_130630_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Saints/mulitple/All%20Saints.jpg&archive=1&final_h=137&final_w=110&percent=100"><p><span style="color: #000000;">According to tradition, it was Leo who expanded the feast from a commemoration of All Martyrs to a general commemoration of All Saints, whether martyrs or not. This Sunday marks the close of the Paschal season.</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_130630_1.html The Resurrection of Our Lord http://orthodoxct.org/news_130509_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/resurrection_small.jpg&archive=0&final_h=142&final_w=110&percent=100"><p class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT">&ldquo;If any man is devout and loves God, let him enjoy this fair and radiant feast ...&rdquo;</p><p class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT">The Resurrection provides eternal joy, the joyful promise of the Kingdom and all that which is truly essential for mankind.</p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_130509_1.html Triumph of Orthodoxy http://orthodoxct.org/news_130325_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Misc%20Images/12-30-2011-1-14-39-AM.jpg&archive=0&final_h=147&final_w=110&percent=100"><p><span style="color: #000000;">The Triumph of Orthodoxy is not a victory over people, but is instead, a victory of truth. It affirms the Orthodox dogma of the Incarnation that God took on human flesh and lived among us as the God-Man, and did so in a humble and simple, yet glorified, way.</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_130325_1.html The Publican and Pharisee http://orthodoxct.org/news_130226_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/Publican_and_Pharisee.jpg&archive=0&final_h=150&final_w=110&percent=100"><p class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT"><span style="color: #000000;">The parable has as its central theme that man should imitate the humility of the tax collector (Publican), and not the pride of the Pharisee.</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_130226_1.html Women of the Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_130209_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Saints/mulitple/Ss%20Mary%20Martha%20and%20Lazarus.jpg&archive=1&final_h=129&final_w=110&percent=100"><p>The Apostle Paul encourages each person to use their gifts &ldquo;with zeal &hellip; with cheerfulness &hellip; with simplicity&rdquo; (Romans 12:6). There is no question that the spirit and loyalty these gifts are carried out is actually more important that the act itself. Women, perhaps more than men, recognized this, and did something about it.</p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_130209_1.html Beautiful Imagery of the Scriptures http://orthodoxct.org/news_130122_2.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Saints/s%20-%20u/St%20Symeon%20the%20New%20Theologian.jpg&archive=1&final_h=137&final_w=110&percent=40"><p>Is there anything more wonderful than to live in expectation of an encounter with someone or an event that transcends time? The excitement this encounter brings can often define the rhythm of our daily life for a very long time, even so that we that we often live in anticipation from one encounter to the next, often filled with great expectation.</p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_130122_2.html Answer the Clarion Call! http://orthodoxct.org/news_130112_2.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Christ/13.jpg&archive=1&final_h=161&final_w=110&percent=100"><p>Christ begins his public ministry with the clarion call to repent. This is the message on the Sunday After the Theophany. The 'epiphany' (manifestation) each person needs to experience is to be enlighten by the vision of God in all things; to hear God and to behold the cross as the vision as our personal encounter with God.</p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_130112_2.html Christ is Born! Glorify Him! http://orthodoxct.org/news_121223_3.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/Nativity1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=120&final_w=120&percent=100"><p>For communities throughout the world, and perhaps most especially those in Connecticut, the celebration of the Incarnation of Christ in the flesh, will be a bit muted this year. Perhaps more than ever, a quiet Christmas celebration is in order.</p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_121223_3.html Living our Vision http://orthodoxct.org/news_121028_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Saints/mulitple/Three%20Pillars%20of%20Orthodoxy.jpg&archive=1&final_h=138&final_w=120&percent=100">We live in a culture that identifies success by large numbers, by tangible growth, something we can see, measure and at times, count. When we look at our pillars &ndash; Mission, Mercy, Ministry &ndash; in the context of last weekend&rsquo;s Fall Harvest Festival, then it is quite clear, the weekend was a huge success.</div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_121028_1.html Fools for Christ... http://orthodoxct.org/news_121014_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/st_xenia.jpg&archive=0&final_h=149&final_w=120&percent=100">Although Fools for Christ would certainly be described as being the lost ones of this world; wanderers who move about in exile, there are still apsects of their life we would do well to take a second look at, and dare we even say, embrace?</div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_121014_1.html The Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God http://orthodoxct.org/news_120928_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/Protection_of_the_Theotokos.jpg&archive=0&final_h=137&final_w=110&percent=100">For centuries and for millions of people, it was always the church and the Mother of God which served to illumine, sanctify, and in general, given proper meaning to their lives. Mary was always at the center.</div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_120928_1.html On The Beginning of the Liturgical New Year... http://orthodoxct.org/news_120902_2.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Saints/mulitple/All%20Saints.jpg&archive=1&final_h=137&final_w=110&percent=100"> The only thing which can save us is a return to God. The church gives us the new liturgical year for this. If we believe, convert our hearts, and ask for God’s grace, he will be present in our lives. </div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_120902_2.html The Parable of the Rich Man http://orthodoxct.org/news_120828_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/PARABLE_OF_RICH_MAN.jpg&archive=0&final_h=138&final_w=110&percent=100"> <p>The Young Rich Man asks what he must do to inherit eternal life? He is encouraged to sell what he has and give it to the poor, then he will achieve the Kingdom...</p> </div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_120828_1.html Lord it is good to be here... http://orthodoxct.org/news_120805_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/Transfiguration_1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=138&final_w=110&percent=100"> <font size="2"><font face="georgia,times new roman,times,serif">Although equally man and God, even on those instances when Christ’s divinity shone forth, few saw it, and even less understood it.</font></font><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:TrackMoves/> <w:TrackFormatting/> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> 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src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Saints/m%20-%20o/St%20Mary%20Magdalene.jpg&archive=1&final_h=158&final_w=110&percent=100"> In the tradition of the church, Mary Magdalene continued with Christ's ministry, traveling the world preaching the Good News. She preached love, sacrifice, devotion, steadfastness, and courage. These were the characteristics of Mary's earthly ministry. She was indeed equal to the apostles. </div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_120713_2.html The Service of Love and the Love of Service http://orthodoxct.org/news_120614_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/theotokos_detail_sm.jpg&archive=0&final_h=147&final_w=110&percent=100"><p>Any service to the church, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant is a active ministry, full of grace, only if it is carried out in love, sacrifice, devotion, and steadfastness...</p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_120614_1.html Sunday of The Blind Man http://orthodoxct.org/news_120521_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/Christ-Healing-the-Blind-Man.jpg&archive=0&final_h=131&final_w=110&percent=100">As we near the completion of the Paschal season, there is an interesting connection between today’s gospel reading – The Blind Man – and the first Sunday of Lent when Philip encourages Nathanael to “Come and see.” </div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_120521_1.html Christ is Risen! http://orthodoxct.org/news_120428_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Pascha/10.jpg&archive=1&final_h=148&final_w=112&percent=100"> <p>Several weeks ago, Orthodox Christian celebrated the Resurrection of Christ from the dead. Yet Pascha night is now over, the candles have been extinguished, the food has been eaten, and what do we see is different? Everything looks the same, and nothing has changed.</p> </div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_120428_1.html Pascha 2016 http://orthodoxct.org/news_120414_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/Holy_Myrrh-bearing_Women.jpg&archive=0&final_h=166&final_w=110&percent=100"><p>The power of the resurrection is beyond man&rsquo;s imagination, therefore it is safe to say that the resurrection could never be described in human words.&nbsp;</p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_120414_1.html In Anticipation of Holy Week http://orthodoxct.org/news_120404_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/lamentation_at_the_tomb.jpg&archive=0&final_h=156&final_w=110&percent=100"><p><span style="font-size: medium;">Come to the services of Passion Week, repent, be changed; and prepare to embrace our Lord in a way that we thought was not yet possible...</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_120404_1.html The Feast of Annunciation http://orthodoxct.org/news_120326_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Feasts/12%20Great%20Feasts/Annunciation.jpg&archive=1&final_h=151&final_w=110&percent=100"> We must surrender completely, and be ready to pronounce our own ‘yes’ to God as Mary does, in order to come to the knowledge of God, and to live in perfect union with him. If we do not surrender and say ‘yes’, then our life becomes separated from God to some degree. </div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_120326_1.html Seeing the sins which are right in front of us... http://orthodoxct.org/news_120227_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Saints/p%20-%20r/St%20Raphael%20of%20Brooklyn.jpg&archive=1&final_h=142&final_w=110&percent=100"><p style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: "><font face="georgia,times new roman,times,serif">Seeing the sins which are right in front of us lies at the center of the Orthodox Christian Lenten effort</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY: "><font face="georgia,times new roman,times,serif">.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Little spiritual progress can be made without identifying our sins. Referencing that we are sinful - it is a part of our fallen nature, after all - is simply not enough. Naming a sin, claiming it as our own, then working to dispose of it, is the required Lenten effort.</font> </span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_120227_1.html The Christian Life is a Good Life... http://orthodoxct.org/news_120214_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/The_Awesome_Judgement.jpg&archive=0&final_h=141&final_w=110&percent=100"> Lived on a narrow road, but a life which is full of blessings and joy that only the person who has committed himself to Christ can possibly know.<br /> </div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_120214_1.html Reflections on Zacchaeus Sunday... http://orthodoxct.org/news_120130_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/Zacchaeus.jpg&archive=0&final_h=142&final_w=110&percent=100"><p><span class="PARAGRAPH_TEXT" style="font-size: small;">The story of Zacchaeus is quite familiar (Luke 19:1-10). There is no need to repeat it. What is perhaps most notable about Zacchaeus is not simply his desire to change, or even that he struggled to change, but ultimately he resolved to stay changed.</span></p></div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_120130_1.html Let us give joyfully, with purpose... http://orthodoxct.org/news_120117_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Saints/s%20-%20u/St%20Seraphim%20of%20Sarov.jpg&archive=1&final_h=135&final_w=90&percent=100">This Sunday, January 22, 2012, Holy Trinity will hold its Annual Parish Assembly. Historically the meetings have been an excellent opportunity for each of us to review the past year and plan for the next. As part of each church&rsquo;s Assembly is the review and acceptance of an annual budget.</div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_120117_1.html The beginning of a new year is often seen as a time for reflection... http://orthodoxct.org/news_120104_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/Theophany0001.jpg&archive=0&final_h=135&final_w=90&percent=100">Like all which comes from God, the new year signifies a new beginning, and thusly it is to be taken seriously and accepted with much joy. The entire year, complete with its full sanctoral and festal cycle, is capable of transfiguring man…if  we allow it to. </div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_120104_1.html On the Nativity of our Lord... http://orthodoxct.org/news_120104_2.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Feasts/12%20Great%20Feasts/Nativity%20of%20the%20Theotokos.jpg&archive=1&final_h=122&final_w=90&percent=100">The most basic confession of the Christian faith states that Jesus Christ is both Christ and Lord. The Birth of the Man Jesus  occurs at a specific time and place in history, which is called the Incarnation, the taking on of human flesh. </div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_120104_2.html A Few Thoughs on Wisdom... http://orthodoxct.org/news_120104_3.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:15:16 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://orthodoxct.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Icons/Christ-the-bread-of-life.jpg&archive=0&final_h=128&final_w=90&percent=100">There are four forms of wisdom: first, moral judgment, or the knowledge of what should and should not be done... </div> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_120104_3.html Favorite Recipes and Pascha Easter Baskets http://orthodoxct.org/news_120408_2.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:24:21 -0400 <p>Have you ever wondered about the tradition and meaning behind the foods in a Pascha Easter Basket?&nbsp; Read more to learn about how to prepare a basket as well as a delicious Easter bread recipe from one of our own parishioners.&nbsp; If you have a favorite recipe you'd like to share, please email the webmaster and we'll gladly post for all to enjoy.</p> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_120408_2.html Reaching our Children, Teaching our Children http://orthodoxct.org/news_170402_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:24:01 -0400 <p>Holy Trinity is always trying something new to engage our children with respect to religious education.&nbsp; This week, Dr. Eric T. Wallace, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Mathematics Department at the University of Connecticut, and a tonsured Reader (Tikhon) in the Orthodox Church, taught a Church School class.</p> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_170402_1.html Entering the Catechumenate http://orthodoxct.org/news_170305_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:23:57 -0400 <p>To celebrate the First Sunday of Great Lent on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, Richard Keating was welcomed into the ranks of the catechumenate during Divine Liturgy on Sunday, March 5, 2017.</p> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/news_170305_1.html Church Beautification Continues http://orthodoxct.org/files/Misc%20Documents/2017-Icon-Project.pdf Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:23:51 -0400 <p>Holy Trinity continues to build on momentum gathered during preparation for the Centennial celebration.&nbsp; Fr Marc is spearheading an effort to have an entirely new set of icons written by Bulgarian iconographer <strong><em>Cveta</em><em> Marinova</em></strong>.&nbsp; Donations are graciously accepted.&nbsp; Anyone with questions or interested in contributing to the fund may speak directly with Fr Marc, mail donations to the church or use our PayPal site located on the Support Us page.&nbsp; Click More Information to download the flyer.</p> Holy Trinity Orthodox Church http://orthodoxct.org/files/Misc%20Documents/2017-Icon-Project.pdf