Welcome to the web site of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, a pan-Orthodox community that has served central Connecticut for over 100 years. Our church is a parish of the Diocese of New England of the Orthodox Church in America. We warmly welcome all who are searching for a church that is in unchanging continuity with the Church of the Apostles and where they may find the purity of the Apostolic Faith.
If you would like to worship with us, this site will provide our service schedule, monthly calendar and upcoming events. While you browse our website please click on the link to the right and listen to Ancient Faith Radio. Many other parish resources are also available.
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Saturday: Great Vespers 5:00pm Sunday: Divine Liturgy 9:00am
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Sunday of Zacchaeus
St Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople
New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia January 25
Tone 1 Troparion (St Gregory the Theologian)
The sweet-sounding shepherd’s pipe of thy theology overpowered the trumpeting of the orators; for eloquence was also bestowed on thee as on one searching the depths of the Spirit. Pray to Christ our God, O Father Gregory, that our souls may be saved!
Tone 4 Troparion (New Martyrs of Russia)
Today the Church of Russia forms a chorus in joy, praising her new martyrs and confessors; hierarchs and priests, royal passion-bearers, right-believing princes and princesses, venerable men and women, and all Orthodox Christians. Having laid down their life for faith in Christ during the days of godless persecution, they preserved the truth by the shedding of blood. By their protection, O long-suffering Lord, preserve our land in Orthodoxy till the end of the age.
Tone 3 Kontakion (St Gregory the Theologian)
By words of theology thou didst unravel the complex webs of the orators, O glorious Gregory, and didst adorn the Church with the robe of Orthodoxy woven from on high. Wearing it, she cries out with us, her children: “Rejoice, O Father, supreme mind of theology!”
Tone 3 Kontakion (New Martyrs of Russia)
Today the new martyrs of Rus’ stand in white robes before the Lamb of God, and with the angels they sing to God the hymn of victory: “Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and praise, and honor, and power, and strength be to our God unto the ages of ages. Amen.”
The local Church is the living Body of Christ (1Cor 12:27) that serves to live, uphold, and preach the Faith as delivered by Christ, taught by the Apostles, and preserved in the Holy Scriptures and Tradition of the Holy Orthodox Church. We accomplish this mission by
• participation in liturgical worship, • partaking of the spiritual life and sacraments of the Church, • sharing in Christian fellowship as a eucharistic community, • providing for education of the Faith, • engaging in philanthropy, • being wise stewards of our time, talents, and properties and, • being Christ’s ambassadors (2Cor 5:20) to the world in manifesting His love, presence, and preaching.