Holy Trinity Orthodox Church

Events Around the Twin Cities

Young Adult League Retreats in May

Two pan-Orthodox Young Adult League retreats will be held in May. The first is May 3-5 at the St Iakovos Retreat Center, led by Paul Karos and organized by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago. For more info and to register, click here.
The second retreat is May 17-19 at the Karos cabin. To register, click here; once you have registered, please follow the link to pay the $20 registration fee. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 17 registrations are guaranteed a bed. Those registering after the first 17 will need to bring a sleeping bag and sleep on the floor. We had a great time last year—don’t miss it this year! (Please see the linked files for more information or please contact Fr Jason Houck (at St Mary's Greek Orthodox Church; 612-825-9595) if you have any questions.)

May 1-4: IOCC Emergency Response Team Training

International Orthodox Christian Charities will conduct training of emergency response team leaders in Minneapolis on May 1-4. See the flyer for more details. (For more information, please contact Arouches@iocc.org or 612.454.945.)

May 12: St Alexis (Toth) Lecture at St Mary's Cathedral

This year's Alexis Toth lecture, at 7 pm on Sunday, Mary 12, will be given by Dr Bogdan Horbal, curator of the Slavic and East European collections at the New York Public Library. Full details here.

May 18: Pan-Orthodox Women's Tea

The spring women's tea gathering will be held Saturday, May 18, at St Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Minneapolis (505 4th St NE 55413), at 3 pm. All are welcome! 

Library Book Appeal: Three Holy Hierarchs Orthodox Christian Mission

From Fr Christopher Maciolek: Our humble mission community could still use your help! We are attempting to assemble a small library in order to edify the people of Southern Minnesota. If you would be so kind, we ask that you consider purchasing or donating books to aid in the effort. I have assembled this Amazon "wish list" on behalf of the mission with various Orthodox books listed and available for purchase at reasonable prices.

If you would rather purchase a book from another source, please remember to check the book off the Amazon list as well. If you're willing to part with them, we would love to have your gently used books also (please check them off the list too); this includes periodicals/journals. (If you have other books in mind that have not been listed, please limit your choices to books that have made a difference in your spiritual life. We simply do not have the space to accept all the books people no longer want/need)

Once you have made your selection, please send to this address: Three Holy Hierarchs, PO Box 105, Dundas, MN  55019.  Thank you, and may God bless you for your generosity!

IOCC: Summer Home-Build Volunteer Opportunities

International Orthodox Christian Charities is looking for volunteers to help build homes this summer. IOCC’s Orthodox home-build teams support long-term recovery after disasters, because communities affected by these catastrophes often face great need long after the crisis has passed. Work usually starts 6-12 months after a disaster, and IOCC teams sometimes keep coming back for years, depending on the need. The teams often work in partnership with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity or Disaster Recovery Support Initiative. In general, volunteers must be at least 18 years old, but on some projects volunteers aged 16 or 17 may participate if accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or an adult with power-of-attorney. Full details are available here.

OCMC Mission Teams: Volunteers Needed

OCMC mission teams need volunteers in 2019 -- there are openings for hard workers in Albania, Colombia, Ghana, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Sweden, and Alaska. Please consider these opportunities to serve in missions. More information and applications can be found here, along with additional missionary opportunities. Thank you for your support and prayers in this unending task of our Holy Orthodox Church!

May-June 2019: Holy Land Pilgrimage With Bp Paul

Bishop Paul, along with Fr Andrew Harrison, will be leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land this coming spring, May 27 through June 5. Check out the details here.