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The Meeting of the Lord in the Temple

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.

Welcome to Holy Trinity Orthodox Church

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church has continued in its mission to be a light of Jesus Christ to those in eastern Connecticut for nearly 100 years. The transition over nearly ten decades however, is quite noticeable.

While Holy Trinity was built by our forefathers, often immigrants from Europe, the present day Holy Trinity community is now comprised on many young families, small children and teens, and has always received much support from the local universities.

Although Holy Trinity is a small parish, being small has great benefits. Parishioners feel important, needed, and are nourished in this type of small environment. Fr Marc is able to spend individual time with each person who comes to us. Not all small parishes are called by our Lord to be large parishes. We are comfortable being who we are, and feel being a smaller community has significant advantages.

An iconostasis of eight full-length icons done in the traditional Byzantine style with gold leaf, immediately captivates those who enter the church. The beautiful lime wood hand-carved Royal Doors (“Beautiful Gate”) done in Sofia, Bulgaria, serves as an invitation to enter into the Kingdom of God. With a choir that sings all responses in English, it is easy to lay aside all earthly cares when one enters in the prayer of the church.

We extend a very warm invitation to join us for Divine Liturgy each Sunday morning at 9:30. Please stay with us for fellowship during Coffee Hour where light refreshments are served.

All liturgical services are in English.  ALL are welcome.

OCF Northeast Regional Retreat

Northeast Regional Retreat taking place March 3rd - 5th at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, Massachusetts. The theme is "Breathing Underwater: Yearning for Stillness and Communion" with Father Deacon Michael Tishel. The cost is free, with just the request for the participants to bring money for dinner and a night out in Bosto.  Click More Information to download the flyer.

Annual Meeting Conducted, Officers Installed

The Holy Trinity Annual Assembly took place after Divine Liturgy on Sunday, January 29, 2017. The Parish Council was open and honest, and communicated effectively. Transparency is important to the Council and the community.

Church Beautification Continues

Holy Trinity continues to build on momentum gathered during preparation for the Centennial celebration.  Fr Marc is spearheading an effort to have an entirely new set of icons written by Bulgarian iconographer Cveta Marinova.  Donations are graciously accepted.  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.  Click More Information to download the flyer.

Smaller is Better

Long-time friend of Holy Trinity, Aaron Friar, publishes a diverse blog called "Like Mendicant Monks…Travelogue of a Family of Friars."  He recently posted a transcript of Fr Marc Vranes' closing remarks delivered at the Holy Trinity Centennial Banquet, October 9, 2017.  Click More Information to be directed to the blog entry.

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