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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Priestmartyr John Kochurov October 31
Troparion — Tone 1
Aflame with love for God, you gave your life as a martyr for Christ and neighbor,
for this you received a crown of righteousness from Him.
Hieromartyr John, entreat the most Merciful God
to preserve the Holy Holy Church in peace and to save our souls.
Troparion — Tone 1
You were revealed to all as a true shepherd
O Hieromartyr John of Chicago,
for you nurtured your people in the Orthodox Faith,
guiding them by word and deed on the path of salvation,
and defended the Faith even unto the shedding of your blood.
Therefore, we, your spiritual children, cry out in thanksgiving:
Glory to Him who gave you strength!
Glory to Him who granted you the Martyr’s crown!
Glory to Him who through you grants mercy to all!
Kontakion — Tone 8
As you zealously fulfilled your pastoral service,
you brought your soul to God as a well-pleasing sacrifice, O Father John.
Entreat Christ God to grant peace to the world and great mercy to our souls.
Kontakion — Tone 3
Now the holy Hieromartyr is glorified,
for he took up his cross and followed Christ.
In so doing, he gave us a model of true discipleship.
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.