We welcome you to celebrate the Divine Liturgy with us. Whether you are an Orthodox Christian, or this is your first visit to an Orthodox Church, we are pleased to have you with us. Although Holy Communion is reserved for baptized and chrismated (confirmed) Orthodox Christians, all are invited to receive the “antidoron” which is not a sacrament, but is a reminder of the “agape feast” that followed worship in the early Church. After the Divine Liturgy, please join us in the Church Hall for fellowship and refreshments. We hope you will return often to worship with us, to grow in Christ and in our Orthodox Faith.
Our mission is to glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through our words and actions, according to the holy traditions and sacred teachings of our Orthodox Christian faith!
Holy Trinity is a parish of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America under the Spiritual Jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
The small Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas, which was established in 1916, was completely obliterated on September 11, 2001 when the South Tower fell. The new Saint Nicholas National Shrine will be rebuilt only a short distance away at 130 Liberty Street, overlooking the 9/11 Memorial.
Now, the faithful of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America are called to rebuild that which was once there, so that it may continue to be a beacon of light and hope in lower Manhattan. It will be a house of worship for the Greek Orthodox community, and a place of prayer and solace for all people. Visit http://stnicholasgroundzero.org for further details.
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America will presided at the gound blessing service the St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center was held on Saturday, October 18, 2014. It was based on the Service of Laying the Cornerstone for a Church. For Saint Nicholas National Shrine, cairns (a memorial collection of stones) were built up in imitation of the cairn at Gilgal that the Prophet Joshua fashioned to commemorate the crossing over of the Israelites into the Promised Land (Joshua, ch. 4). In this service, two cairns were constructed, in memory of the Twin Towers, and these cairns will eventually be installed permanently at the entrance to the church.
The National Youth and Young Adult Ministries Department’s Be the Bee video series has produced a short, yet powerful segment on the meaning of the new St. Nicholas National Shrine.
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