HOLY TRINITY ORTHODOX CHURCH
305 Washington Street
New Britain, Connecticut
Welcome to Our Parish!

Welcome to the web site of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, a pan-Orthodox community that has served central Connecticut for over 100 years. Our church is a parish of the Diocese of New England of the Orthodox Church in America. We warmly welcome all who are searching for a church that is in unchanging continuity with the Church of the Apostles and where they may find the purity of the Apostolic Faith.

If you would like to worship with us, this site will provide our service schedule, monthly calendar and upcoming events. While you browse our website please click on the link below and listen to Ancient Faith Radio. Many other parish resources are also available.

 

 

 

Please feel free to join us for any or all of our services!

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

Saturday: Great Vespers 5:00pm
Sunday: Divine Liturgy 9:00am

(See monthly calendar for additional information)
 
 


Royal Passionbearers Tsar Nicholas, Tsaritsa Alexandra,

Tsarevich Aleksy, Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia

July 17

 

Troparion — Tone 1

 

Most noble and sublime was your life and death, O Sovereigns;
Wise Nicholas and blest Alexandra, we praise you,
Acclaiming your piety, meekness, faith, and humility,
Whereby you attained to crowns of glory in Christ our God,
With your five renowned and godly children of blessed fame.
O passion-bearers decked in purple, intercede for us.

 

Kontakion — Tone 2

 

Royalty and martyrdom were joined together, O blessed ones,
In your death for righteousness and right belief, O wise Sovereigns,
Nicholas and Alexandra, with your five children.
Hence, Christ our God counted you worthy of thrones in Heaven;
And with twofold crowns of glory,
You reign forever, adorned with grace divine.

 

Link to the lives of the saints.

 

 

Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth & Nun-martyr Barbara
July 18


Troparion — Tone 4

 

Emulating the Lord’s self-abasement on the earth,
You gave up royal mansions to serve the poor and disdained,
Overflowing with compassion for the suffering.
And taking up a martyr’s cross,
In your meekness
You perfected the Saviour’s image within yourself,
Therefore, with Barbara, entreat Him to save us all, O wise Elizabeth.

 

Kontakion — Tone 3

 

In the midst of worldliness,
thy mournful heart dwelt in Heaven;
in barbaric godlessness,
Your valiant soul was not troubled;
You longed to meet your Bridegroom as a confessor,
and He found you worthy of your martyric purpose.
O Elizabeth, with Barbara,
Your brave companion,
Pray to your Bridegroom for us.

 

Link to the life of St. Elizabeth

Link to the life of St. Barbara



Upcoming Services / Schedule

Saturday, July 20th
5:00 Great Vespers - Confession
Sunday, July 21st
5th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Coffee Hour - ? ?

Announcements

Yearly Calendar of events at HTOC - 01/01/19

Follow this link to a PDF of our Yearly Calendar!



Current Events


Metropolitan TIKHON


Link to Official Statements page of His Beatitude, Metropolitan TIKHON.

 

 

OF WHAT LIFE DO WE SPEAK? Four Pillars for the Fulfillment of the Apostolic Work of the Church by His Beatitude, Metropolitan TIKHON for the 19th AACLink to the PDF

Study Guide for OF WHAT LIFE DO WE SPEAK?  Link to the PDF







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OUR MISSION

The local Church is the living Body of Christ (1Cor 12:27) that serves to live, uphold, and preach the Faith as delivered by Christ,
taught by the Apostles, and preserved in the Holy Scriptures and Tradition of the Holy Orthodox Church. We accomplish this mission by

•    participation in liturgical worship,
•    partaking of the spiritual life and sacraments of the Church,
•    sharing in Christian fellowship as a eucharistic community,
•    providing for education of the Faith,
•    engaging in philanthropy,
•    being wise stewards of our time, talents, and properties and,
•    being Christ’s ambassadors (2Cor 5:20) to the world in manifesting His love, presence, and preaching.