Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
Welcome to our website.
We hope it is helpful. If you are
contemplating a first or return visit to
an Orthodox Church, or if you are
travelling and looking for a home
away from home, we sincerely hope
you will join us where two or three are
gathered in His name, in one place.
Community Announcements
Updated: August 27, 2014

Steeple Roof Hoisting this Friday

The copper-clad steeple roof is scheduled to be hoisted beginning this Friday at 1 pm. You are welcome to come by and watch even bring the kids (it would be safe to observe from across the street); however, the process could take a while.

Paging All Students: Backpack Blessing

Backpacks will be blessed this Sunday (August 31). Bring your backpack with you to Liturgy - students of all ages welcome!

Building Project Update

The elevator company delivered much of their hardware this week. They will not be able to begin installation until interior drywall around the elevator shaft is completed, and that in turn has to wait for the installation of an additional roof truss, which is on order. We have installed the channels for the bell-ringing ropes (we plan to be able to ring the bells from inside the narthex). We do hope to see the bell tower roof hoisted some time in the next 10 days or so ... God willing and the creek not rising. And we are getting pretty close to being able to open up the choir loft again... one more layer of mud, and a couple of coats of paint....

NEW! Sunday Morning Education Hour

Starting this fall, adult education classes and church school classes for children and youth will be offered most Sunday mornings from 9 to 9:45 am - before Liturgy. Children's church school classes will also meet one Saturday a month from 4 to 4:55 pm, on the day of the monthly post-Vespers potluck. (Note: There will not be class on the Sunday mornings after the Saturday classes.)

Classes will begin at the end of September/beginning of October, depending on the progress of the basement remodeling project.

Registration: Families of children age 3 through 6th grade, please register to attend church school classes on Sunday, Saturday, or both, by contacting Andrea Bassett. We understand that meeting on Sunday mornings is something new, and you may not know how often you will make it to class, but we would like to know how many children may be coming so that we can staff for classes.

Youth in 7th-12th grade can contact Emmy Maschke for class information.

The adult class will include a variety of options, such as guest speakers, presentations, and discussions of the Sunday readings. Questions can be directed to Andrea Bassett or Dn Paul Gavrilyuk.

Learn to Fix Your Tire and Oil Your Chain!

To raise funds for the Holy Trinity accessibility project, Eric Saathoff will offer a lesson and demonstration to anyone who would like to learn some simple bike repair and maintenance techniques. This will occur at Archangel Michael Hall on Sunday, September 14, at 1 pm. We will go over some bicycle vocabulary, a proper tool kit, proper locking techniques, the process for oiling a chain, and how to repair a flat tire. We can also discuss some minor brake adjustments or other needs as far as our collective knowledge, experience, and time will allow. Leave with lots of good info, as well as the essential tool kit for repairing a flat tire.

Anyone may attend the lesson, whether you own a bicycle or not. If you want to get your hands dirty, however, please bring a bike. You can practice removing a wheel and tire even if yours is not damaged. (There is no guarantee that a damaged tire or wheel can be repaired at this session.)

Suggested donation for the building project is $25. Contact Eric with any questions or wishes.

Upcoming Services & Events
Friday, August 29
9:00 am - Matins

Saturday, August 30
3:30 pm - Baptism of Maggie Kovalyov
5:00 pm - Great Vespers

Sunday, August 31
10:00 am - Divine Liturgy
After Liturgy: Backpack Blessing

How to Find Us
Holy Trinity
Orthodox Church
956 Forest Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55106

Contact Information
Call 651.771.5614 for:
• directions to Holy Trinity
• information on service times

Father Jonathan Proctor, Rector
Phone: 651.644.4383

Father Andrew Jaye

Deacon Bohdan Melnychenko

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