Welcome to the Holy Trinity Community!
A Message From Father Paul
I would like to take this opportunity to extend a very warm greeting and welcome all that visit our Holy Trinity Parish Family. Our Church offers the fullness of the Orthodox Faith with all the pearls of its rich tradition. I personally invite you to become an active and integral part of our Parish. If there is any way that I can assist you concerning your spiritual needs or if you would like to learn more about Orthodoxy, please feel free to contact me. Once again, I welcome you and look forward to serving you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
A Focus on Youth
Recognizing the importance of our children to the future of our church, we place a special emphasis on the development of our youth.
Sunday School, ages 3½ - 18
Following Holy Communion, the students attend Sunday School during a portion of Sunday’s Divine Liturgy. Through the dedicated and loving efforts of our teaching staff, our youth are provided a rich educational program that utilizes the latest in instructional materials available through our Archdiocese's Religious Education Department. Our Sunday School enrollment has grown from 50 to 150 over the last 5 years! For more information ask a staff member for a Sunday School Handbook.
Angels/HOPE/JOY (Junior Orthodox Youth), ages 5-12
Meeting monthly on Saturdays, Angels/HOPE/JOY provides the children an opportunity for spiritual growth, play and fellowship with their Orthodox peers.The monthly program includes a religious theme together with meaningful crafts, which tie into the topic for the day. Angels/HOPE/JOY also experiences other fun activities such as bowling, skating, etc.
GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth of America), ages 13-18
GOYA offers our teens a varied program for Religious education, fellowship and fun.The GOYA advisors and GOYA officers, under the guidance of the Fr. Paul, plan and offer a variety of projects and activities such as formal debates, Lenten Retreats, skits and workshops, service projects, Ski trip and much, much, more.
Time, Talents and Treasure – Our Stewardship program encourages the faithful to give thanks to God for all our gifts.We do that by giving of our Time, our Talents and our Treasure to his church and to his glory.It provides for proportionate giving by our faithful, based on their ability and circumstance.By the grace of God and through the generosity of our many faithful, our community has met our operating budget without benefit of fund-raisers for 5 consecutive years. For more information please contact Fr. Paul Christy (781-4548) or the Stewardship Chairperson.
A Partial List of Annual Activities
New Year's Dinner (January)
Stewardship Luncheon (January)
Vasilopita Luncheon (January)
Annual Raleigh-Durham Dinner Dance (February/March)
GOYA Spaghetti Dinner
Easter Picnic (April)
Men's Softball League (Spring)
St. John's Oratorical Festival (April)
Grecian Festival (September)
JOY Luncheon (November)
Not unlike many Greek Orthodox communities in America, we trace our beginnings to a handful of immigrants longing for a place to continue their traditional worship. The 1st services were held in a loft on South Salisbury Street in April of 1924 and membership consisted of approximately 10 families.
12th Sunday of Matthew; Andrew the General & Martyr & his 2,593 soldiers; Holy Martyrs Timothy, Agapius and Thecla; Theophanes the New Wonderworker of Macedonia; Afterfeast of the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary; Eutychianos and Strategios the Martyrs