Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Baton Rouge, Louisiana
NEWS AND EVENTS
TIME FOR CHURCH SERVICES: Every Sunday our community celebrates Orthros Divine Liturgy Please be safe!
PROSFORA: If you would like to offer a Prosfora in memory of a loved one, living or dead. Please, call Fr. for more information. SACRAMENTS: Also, is available the Sacrament of Confession; Memorials; Shut-in, Sick Visitations and House Blessings. CHANTERS AND CHOIR: This is an open invitation – to all!!! Come and join us! STUDY GROUP: Further information will be provided at Sunday Divine Liturgy.
Archbishop Elpidoforos, New York June 2020
An Important Letter from His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios
June 5, 2020
To all the faithful of the Metropolis of Atlanta:
My beloved children in the Lord, I greet you with love in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Like so many of my fellow citizens, and indeed, others around the world, I also join them in expressing the extreme pain and outrage for the senseless death of George Floyd. In the week that has followed, our country has seen a time of great unrest, discussion, and serious contemplation about the future. I echo the words of our venerable Archbishop of America, His Eminence Elpidophoros, who stated, "“The unjust slaying of George Floyd cannot be where America stands. Violence only breeds violence, but when such violence is perpetrated by those in authority, we must all stand up and say: ‘Not on our watch!’ We must stand against racism and stand for equality for all."
As Christians, it is our goal to live in peace with all our neighbors, in imitation of Christ Who is our Peace. Unfortunately, the brokenness of our human existence means that such a goal is often very difficult. Even so, in the face of evil and wrongdoings, we must continue to pray, as we do in the beginning of every Divine Liturgy, "For the peace from above and the salvation of our souls, let us pray to the Lord."
In times like these, we must remember that we are all brothers and sisters created in the Image and Likeness of our God, and we need to live in peace and harmony. As my Brother Hierarch, His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco wrote: "When we bring harm to another person, it is as if we are bringing harm directly to God. The tragic death of George Floyd and the deaths that have occurred as a result of the protests have transgressed this fundamental truth."
This is the spirit that exists in the Orthodox faith, and as we await the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday, we pray that the Counselor, the Spirit of Truth, will bring justice to the world, and protect those who cannot defend themselves, so that we may live in brotherly love which emanates from our Creator Himself. With this, I remain,
Yours with paternal love and blessings in the Lord,
+ A L E X I O S Metropolitan of Atlanta ************************* An Invitation from GOA Center for Family Care (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese)
FacebookTwitterLinkedInMicrosoft (Outlook) Topic Explaining Racism to Our Children Description In the aftermath of George Floyd’s horrific death at the hands of police officers, protests have erupted across the nation. With everyone at home due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, parents now have an opportune moment to talk about racism with their children. But how do parents begin that tough conversation?
Fr. Paul Abernathy is an Orthodox Christian priest and the founding CEO of the Neighborhood Resilience Project, an Orthodox Christian non-profit focused on Trauma Informed Community Development located in Pittsburgh PA. Fr. Paul is and has been a member of multiple community boards and committees that include the PA State Parole Citizens Advisory Committee, Neighborhood Allies Grassroots Grant Making Committee, Allegheny County Health Department’s Violence Prevention Community Advisory Board, and is a Foundation of HOPE, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh and Campaign for Trauma Informed Policy & Practice board member. Fr. Paul is a combat veteran of the Iraq War and has received community awards to include the rank of Eagle Scout, the New Pittsburgh Courier’s Fab 40 award, Larry Richert’s Hometown Hero Award, Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 under 40, and Wheeling Jesuit University’s Fr. Pedro Arrupe Distinguished Alumni Award. Fr. Paul is the pastor of St. Moses Orthodox Christian Mission. He is also a husband and father of two children. Time Jun 9, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) Please take the time to participate in this timely and important webinar this coming Tuesday at 1PM EST! To register visit: https://bit.ly/explaining-racism-webinar.
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We're delighted to announce that registration for all Ancient Faith events scheduled for 2020 and onward will be run through our store! Find all things Ancient Faith in one convenient location. Check out our upcoming events! Facing Forward: An Ancient Faith Conference for the Second Half of Life (May 28-31, 2020) The middle season of life marks itself in our experiences as an ending and a beginning. It is a season of change and realization and can be a time of great joy and great suffering. There are many questions to ask as we seek to reinvent ourselves, to stay connected with grown children, to care for aging parents, and to think practically about the end of natural life. We invite you to a weekend of thought-provoking conversation, worship, and good fellowship as we study the joys and trials that come to us as God grants us many years. Fighting the Good Fight: A Conference for Orthodox Men (August 20-23, 2020) Led by Fr. Evan Armatas, Fr. Andrew Damick, Fr. Stephen Freeman, and Fr. Barnabas Powell, this first-ever conference will invite Orthodox men to reflect on the battle to tame the passions and run the race that is set before us. The conference will include daily worship, sessions, panel discussions, a live-audience radio event, fellowship, and good food. *************************
THANKS AND APPRECIATION: Many thanks with appreciation to all for your gifts; but the most and more important and beautiful gift is your presence in the church, offering yourself to God; praying in thanksgiving and partaking in the Mystery of the Holy Communion.
News and Current Events PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE SPACE FOR LITTLE MEMBERS: We are pleased to announce that we will have a new space arranged for our animated and active little members of our Church. We hope that you and they will enjoy it! "For every humble person is gentle, and every gentle person is invariably humble. A person is humble when he knows that his very being is on loan to him". St. Maximos the Confessor
Note Journey of Marriage (Pre-Marital Seminar) All couples marrying in the Metropolis must attend a Metropolis-sponsored Journey of Marriage seminar prior to their wedding. The couple will present their certificate of completion to their parish priest after the seminar.