Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
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We hope it is helpful. If you are
contemplating a first or return visit to
an Orthodox Church, or if you are
travelling and looking for a home
away from home, we sincerely hope
you will join us where two or three are
gathered in His name, in one place.
Community Announcements
Updated: Aug. 25, 2016

Backpack Blessings!

It's (almost?) back-to-school time for many in our community ...Students of all ages are invited to bring their backpacks (book bags, etc) to be blessed, either this Sunday, August 28, or the one following, September 4.

More Centennial Photos

Thanks to Rachel Ketz for sharing these great photos from our Centennial weekend - and Phyl Schock for uploading them to our website!

Martyr Susanna the Queen of Georgia

This Sunday we will celebrate the holy martyr Susanna, Queen of Georgia.

Saint Shushanik (Susanna) was the wife of the Georgian prince Varsken, the ruler of Hereti (a province of southeastern Georgia) was under Persian control at that time, Varsken was essentially the viceroy for the Persians). Having been raised in a pious Christian family, she was deeply penetrated with love and the fear of God.

At that time Kartli was under heavy political pressure from Persia, and Prince Varsken visited the Persian king Peroz in hopes of encouraging more friendly relations between the two countries. He willingly denied the true Faith, converted to the worship of fire, and promised the king to convert his wife and children upon his return to Hereti.

Having approached the border of Hereti, Varsken sent messengers to Tsurtavi, the city in which he ruled, to ensure that his subjects met him with due respect. The blessed Shushanik, having learned of her husband’s betrayal, fell to the ground and wept over him with bitter tears. Then she took her four children, deserted the palace, and sought refuge in a nearby church.

That evening Shushanik was visited by her spiritual father, the elder Jacob, who predicted, “Varsken’s cruelty and mercilessness are unmistakable. Know that terrible trials await you. Will you be firm and unbending in your position?”

“I would rather die than unite with him and destroy my soul!” she answered.

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Upcoming Services & Events
Friday, August 26
9:00 am - Matins

Saturday, August 27
3:30 pm - Choir rehearsal
5:00 pm - Great Vespers

Sunday, August 28
10:00 am - Divine Liturgy (with Backpack blessing)
 
How to Find Us
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
956 Forest Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55106


Contact Information
Call 651.771.5614 for:
• directions to Holy Trinity
• information on service times

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Clergy
Father Jonathan Proctor, Rector
Phone: 651.644.4383


Father Thaddeus Wojcik (Retired)

Father Andrew Jaye


Deacon Bohdan Melnychenko 


Deacon Paul Gavrilyuk

Deacon Kelsios Willis