Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
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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: Apr. 27, 2016

Palm Sunday Photo Gallery

Thanks to Phyl and Jason Schock for these photos from Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday at Holy Trinity.

Holy Trinity at FOCUS

Thanks to everyone who participated (cooking, serving, providing ) in the free Sunday night meal at FOCUS Minnesota on Palm Sunday. The meatloaf dinner was very popular, and our small but hardworking serving crew kept the evening running smoothly. We distributed 193 meals, a record amount at this time of year! This simple ministry of providing a hot meal touched many people. and our collective efforts made a difference between loneliness and hunger or nourishment and community.

Holy Week Volunteers Needed!

If you are able, please consider helping in some way with our busy Holy Week preparations; there is something for everyone. Here are some of the tasks, and the contact person for each one:

Holy Thursday (after 9 am Liturgy):
Egg dyeing (Emily Johnson the Shorter)
Passing out neighborhood flyers (Ron Greene)

Holy Friday (after 1 pm Vespers):
Bring flowers up from the basement
Help decorate the tomb
Prepare for the change from purple to white (Joanne Bergman)

Holy Saturday (after 10 am Liturgy):
Move the tomb
Rearrange the flowers
Clean up the bay leaves and rose petals

Moving tables and chairs into Archangel Michael Hall (check with Mike Lotti about timing)

April 29-30: Prayer Vigil

From Mike Lotti: We will again "watch and pray" by keeping a vigil at the tomb between the end of Matins for Holy Saturday (ie, around 9 pm Friday night April 29) and the beginning of the Vesperal Liturgy at 10 am on Holy Saturday (April 30). The vigil involves nothing more than reading the Psalms out loud by the tomb. We will start with Psalm 1 after Matins, continue in order through Psalm 150, begin again with Psalm 1, and so on until the beginning of the Holy Saturday service. We aim to have at least two people for each one-hour time slot. Mike will have a sign-up sheet at church over the next two weekends, but you can also call or email (651-402-0810, mslotti25@gmail.com) if you'd like to participate.

Easter Basket Traffic Control

As you arrive at church for the midnight service, please enter Archangel Michael Hall and leave your Pascha basket on the serving buffet there. One of the priests will be over shortly after the service is done to bless them! If you arrive late and the hall is closed, leave your basket temporarily in the church basement until after the service, when you can bring it to the hall.

The 100th Anniversary: Be a Part of It!

We'll have a 10-week sprint from Pascha to the weekend of July 16-17 when we celebrate our 100th. We plan a memorial service with Bishop Paul for the founders of the church and all those who have gone before us since then, at Vespers on Saturday, July 16. Following Vespers we plan to throw a block party from about 6pm to 9pm, with music, food, performances, church tours, and fun stuff for kids. It will be our gift to the neighborhood, so we are seeking not only those who can join a work group for the event, but also those who will sponsor a small part of it. There will also be a potluck meal after the Sunday Divine Liturgy with Bishop Paul.

Please look at the list below, and e-mail Juli Tarsney if part of this speaks to you, your family, or your group of friends:

  • Planner - A communications person to coordinate the groups who are producing event ("the person with the clipboard")
  • Publicity group - Media, other churches, banners and posters, fliers to neighbors
  • Archive group - Historical materials and or presentations, event photography and record
  • Tour guide group - Church tours
  • Money - Cash flow, reports, reimbursements, etc
  • Food group - Main course/grill etc; fundraising for food; ice cream/desserts; refreshments and beverages
  • Entertainment group, main stage - Serbian band, dance groups, other
  • Entertainment group, children - Games, pony rides, other
  • Grounds maintenance - Beautification, set-up (mainly up to the specific teams, but needs coordination), take-down and clean-up
  • Security group police liaison - Traffic control, building monitoring, permitting

Church School and Adult Education

Calendar: All classes normally meet at 9 am on Sunday mornings; church school meets the second Saturday of each month and takes the next morning off. The next Saturday church school class will meet May 14 at 4 pm.

No classes on Pascha (May 1); both adult ed and church school classes will resume meeting on Sunday, May 8.

Upcoming Services & Events
April 27 - Holy Wednesday
7:00 pm - Service of Holy Unction

April 28 - Holy Thursday
9:00 am - Divine Liturgy
10:30 am - Egg dyeing
7:00 pm - Matins with 12 Passion Gospels

April 29 - Holy Friday
9:30 am - Royal Hours (readers service)
1:00 pm - Vespers of Un-nailing
7:00 pm - Matins with Lamentations
(All-night prayer vigil beginning after Matins - details below)

April 30 - Holy Saturday
10:00 am - Paschal Vigil: Vesperal Divine Liturgy
11:30 pm - Nocturnes, Matins, and Divine Liturgy for PASCHA, followed by blessing of baskets and agape meal

Sunday, May 1 - PASCHA
11:30 am - Agape Vespers of Pascha with potluck

Bright Monday, May 2
9:30 am - Reader's Matins, followed by potluck brunch

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

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For questions or comments regarding the website, e-mail the .

Father Jonathan Proctor, Rector
Phone: 651.644.4383

Father Thaddeus Wojcik (Retired)

Father Andrew Jaye

Deacon Bohdan Melnychenko

Deacon Paul Gavrilyuk

Deacon Kelsios Willis