Welcome to Holy Trinity

Welcome to our website! Holy Trinity Church, is located in Overland Park, KS and is part of the Orthodox Church in America and in the Diocese of the Midwest. As our members have remarked about their own experience, we think you, too, will discover our church to be warm and inviting, and an excellent place to deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ and His Holy Church. Visitors unfamiliar with the Orthodox style of worship will benefit from reading Frequently Asked Questions. If you visit, be sure to browse our bookstore which has an extensive selection of books and icons. If you have any questions or need more information, please do not hesitate to call the church (913) 681-6948 or send us an email.


The Sunday of Zacchaeus (February 14, 2016)

The paschal season of the Church is preceded by the season of Great Lent, which is also preceded by its own liturgical preparation. The first sign of the approach of Great Lent comes five Sundays before its beginning. On this Sunday the Gospel reading is about Zacchaeus the tax-collector. It tells how Christ brought salvation to the sinful man, and how his life was changed simply because he “sought to see who Jesus was” (Luke 19:3). The desire and effort to see Jesus begins the entire movement through Lent towards Pascha. It is the first movement of salvation. Our lenten journey begins with a recognition of our own sinfulness, just as Zacchaeus recognized his. He promised to make restitution by giving half of his wealth to the poor, and by paying to those he had falsely accused four times as much as they had lost. In this, he went beyond the requirements of the Law (Ex. 22:3-12). The example of Zacchaeus teaches us that we should turn away from our sins, and atone for them. The real proof of our sorrow and repentance is not just a verbal apology, but when we correct ourselves and try to make amends for the consequences of our evil actions. We are also assured of God’s mercy and compassion by Christ’s words to Zacchaeus, “Today salvation is come to this house” (Luke 19:9). After the Great Doxology at Sunday Matins (when the Tone of the week is Tone 1, 3, 5, 7) we sing the Dismissal Hymn of the Resurrection “Today salvation has come to the world,” which echoes the Lord’s words to Zacchaeus.


Services

SATURDAY EVENING

5:00 PM Great Vespers and Confessions

SUNDAY MORNING

9:15 AM Matins
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy followed by Church School
and Social Hour

WEDNESDAY EVENING

Akathist 6:30 PM

Office Hours

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Recent Posts and News

Preparations for the Nativity 2015

November 20th, 2015

Christmas Gifts for the Needy

  • Reconciliation Services is in need of Christmas presents to give to those less fortunate. This year we are helping the women in the SNAP Therapy group. Here is a list of items that you can pick and choose from up to $25.00. You do not need to purchase all items listed.  Please select from these items only: lotion, bath gel, body spray, scarf, Christmas candy, or something encouraging (devotional book, journal, bookmark). ALSO please include a Christmas card in the wrapped box. If you would like to give a gift please take an ornament off of the tree in the social hall. Please return the items by no later than December 13.  RS has asked that we provide 30 wrapped gifts this year. Individual items from the lists can be donated and placed in the marked box if needed, however, a completed package is most helpful and preferred. Your help in making Christmas special for all of these ladies is greatly appreciated!  Any questions, please contact Donna Sheffer at dcssheffer@yahoo.com

Poinsettias for sale

  • The ROCK Youth Group is selling poinsettias for church and home during November. The large ones for the church are $28, small ones $14. Small red ones for your home are $14 each. Pickup will be the weekend of Dec. 6.
  • Please see Fr. Christopher Rowe if you have any questions.

St. Nicholas Festival, Saturday, Dec. 5, 3:30-5:00…

  • Church school children preK-5th grade are invited to come celebrate St. Nicholas! We will finish with Vespers at 5:00. Please let Mary Ann Rowe know by Dec. 1 if your children will attend, and if you are able to help.
  • While children Pre-K to 5th grade are enjoying the festivities downstairs, older parishioners are invited to meet in the back of the sanctuary for a presentation on images of the Nativity in Eastern and Western depictions. Vicki Jones will show images starting with the Nativity icon, tracing the evolution from icon to Christmas card. READ MORE

IOCC Dinner Friday, October 30, 2015

September 24th, 2015

You are invited to An Evening to Benefit IOCC in support of the global humanitarian work of International Orthodox Christian Charities. This special evening will take place at the Santa Fe Banquet Hall, 540 E Santa Fe Street, in Olathe, Kansas on Friday, October 30, 2015. Please join us to learn about IOCC’s ongoing response to the Syria Crisis and how we are responding to those in need worldwide from IOCC speaker, Nick Kasemeotes. The reception will begin at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner and an IOCC presentation and ethnic dance performances. Tickets are $30.00 per person. Click here to see a flier for the event: kansascity-iocc-benefit-10-30-15-flyer4