Holy Trinity Orthodox Cemetery is located at the corner of East Street and Wells Street in New Britain next to Central Connecticut State University. The cemetery is governed by Holy Trinity Orthodox Church. The Cemetery is beautifully landscaped, seeking to provide an honorable burial place for the departed as well as a place for contemplation for the living.
Scheduled Orthodox Memorial Service is held at the cemetery on the Sunday after Pascha. The rector of Holy Trinity Church is available for other services that may be requested at the cemetery.
On Visiting the Graves
By St. John Chrysostom
Archbishop of Constantinople (+ 407)
We receive much spiritual benefit when gazing upon graves. For with this view, the soul, if indolent and indifferent, is moved to humility and contrition; if active and eager, the soul becomes more eager for virtue. If someone is grieving his poverty, he is consoled when viewing a grave. If he is prideful over his wealth, he is humbled.
The sight of graves forces everyone without wanting to, to think and to contemplate his own death. It convinces him not to consider anything steadfast, neither sorrow nor pleasant. The sight of graves forces us, whether we want it or not, to prepare for our own end.