Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Baton Rouge, Louisiana
A New Year’s Message with Thanks to All!
From the members of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Prayers and Blessings to all and for all and for your families, for a Beautiful and Good New Year ---full of Peace, Joy, Love, and all Happiness! We, here in Baton Rouge, pray at this time in thanksgiving for all ---the people, the churches, and communities--- who in their goodness ---throughout the Metropolis and Archdiocese, as well as in Baton Rouge—have so generously and good-heartedly come to our aid and support!!! Your spontaneous flood of generosity, solidarity, and prayers has been a deluge of goodness, more powerful and moving than any inundation of flood waters!!! To all and for all, we give Thanks!!! With much appreciation, prayers and blessings for all!!! Doxa to Theo!!! Fr. Anthony M and all the members of Holy trinity Greek Orthodox Church Baton Rouge, Louisiana
With thanks to God, the hard work, effort, and dedication of many here in our church, together with the generosity and support of many throughout the Metropolis and Archdiocese……. The restoration of our church building has progressed to the point that we can once again celebrate Divine Liturgy there, already for Christmas!
A Thanksgiving greeting…. Prayers and Blessings for all, and for your families, for a Beautiful, Good, and Peaceful Thanksgiving!!! We pray at this time in thanksgiving for all who in their goodness --throughout the Metropolis and Archdiocese, and here in Baton Rouge--have come to our aid and support!!! Their spontaneous flood of generosity, solidarity, and prayers has been a deluge of goodness, more powerful than any inundation of flood waters!!! ….For all and to all, we give Thanks!!! ….With appreciation, prayers, and blessings for all!!! Doxa to theo!!! Fr. Anthony Monteleone, Pastor Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Any one offering donations to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Baton Rouge, LA for flooding disaster relief, please contactMs. Dee Nicolaou at 1-813-294-0346. Ms. Nicolaou is Director of Disaster Response for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta. Thru the efforts, dedication, co-ordination and response of Ms. Nicolaou; families affected by the flooding disaster in Baton Rouge have already been helped. So, we ask anyone wishing to donate to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Baton Rouge to direct your donation to Ms. Nicolaou. Her phone is 1-813-294-0346; email: email@example.com
Pay To The Order Of Metropolis of Atlanta Philoptochos Dee Nicolaou 27242 Breakers Drive Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544
Many thanks with appreciation for your generosity.
+Fr. Anthony Monteleone, Pastor Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Baton Rouge, LA
As we welcome in the New Year, we welcome you to our (your) new and revised web-site --reflective of the call and blessings that God is showering on our community and parish, as --by His abundant grace, and through His Holy and life-giving Spirit, and with His steadfast and everlasting Love-- we grow in union with Him, with one another, with our metropolis, our archdiocese, and the great and authentic current of Orthodoxy throughout the world, throughout time and the Ages! All glory to Him who is our Source, our Life, and our Hope --Father, Son, and Holy Spirit! Amen!
OUR HISTOTY... Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church was founded in 1976 by a group of faithful and dedicated Orthodox families that had moved to Baton Rouge. As one of the early members said, more prophetically perhaps than he may have realized: “God wants there to be a church here.”So it was… so it is! A decade later, the church building was dedicated on April 4, 1987, at its present location at 2510 N. Stevendale Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70819. The icons of the iconostasis of the church were painted in Greece.Many icons, together with various other items, were donated by relatives and friends from New Orleans, Greece, and various parts of the United States. For many years the community in Baton Rouge was served by the priest coming from New Orleans one Saturday a month for the Divine Liturgy.During that time; for Holy Week, and other such holidays and services, the people from Baton Rouge would have to go to New Orleans. As the saying goes, “God works in strange ways”...Katrina, though tragic and devastating in many and terrible ways, had the effect and result of setting the stage for the transformation of the church in Baton Rouge from a mission into a parish. It resulted (with the authorization and blessing of Metropolitan Alexios; together with God’s goodness and care for His people wherever they may be) in the coming and assigning of a priest to Baton Rouge in 2007; making it possible to help support and guide the Baton Rouge community in the process of transformation from being a dependent mission, into developing a full parish life and reality; with a complete Sacramental and Liturgical life; together with the provision of other essential pastoral services; including, along with the weekly Sunday Divine Liturgy: the Sacraments of Baptism, Marriage, and Confession; as well as Memorials, Shut-in Visitations, and House/Business Blessings, Religious Education, and so on. In addition to English and Greek; we have members whose native languages and origins are Romanian, Ukrainian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic; reflecting the broad spectrum, embrace, and reality of the Orthodox Church. The church in Baton Rouge embodies the words spoken by Jesus in the Gospel according to Saint Mark: “Then he taught them saying, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.’” And so it is…. To the glory of God, and the salvation of His people! (c2014)
Our Church belongs to: - Metropolis of Atlanta -Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America -Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
· 1976-1987 Church Founding · July 2000: Metropolitan Alexios’visit · 2001: 25TH Anniversary of Church Establisment · September 2005: Archbishop Demetrios of America, Metropolitan Alexios, Bishop Andonios, and others visited Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Baton Rouge, following Hurricane Katrina. · November 2007: Ordination of Deacon Anthony Monteleone to the Priesthood by His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta. . April 2013: Metropolitan Alexios' visit
Clergy: Rev. Fr. William G. Gaines Rev. Fr. Demetrios S. Katerlis 1976-1977 Rev. Fr. George Konstantopoulos 1977-1980 Rev. Fr. Demetrios Lokis 1980-1982 Rev. Fr. Nicholas Pastrikos 1982-1992 Rev. Fr. Nicholas W. Jonas 1992-1994 Rev. Fr. Anthony Stratis 1995-2007 (from New Orleans, LA) Rev. Fr. Constantine Regopoulos 2007 (from Florida) Rev. Fr. Anthony Monteleone 2007-current (first full time priest assigned to Baton Rouge)