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.


Repose of St. Herman of Alaska (December 13)

The time of the Elder’s passing had come. One day he ordered his disciple Gerasim to light a candle before the Icons, and to read the Acts of the Holy Apostles. After some time his face glowed brightly and he said in a loud voice, “Glory to Thee, O Lord!” He then ordered the reading to be halted, and he announced that the Lord had willed that his life would now be spared for another week. A week later, again by his orders, candles were lit, and the Acts of the Holy Apostles were read. Quietly, the Elder bowed his head on Gerasim’s chest; the cell was filled with a sweet-smelling odor; and his face glowed, and Father Herman was no more! Thus he died in blessedness, he passed away in the sleep of a righteous man in the eighty-first year of his life of great labor the 25th day of December 1837. Those sent with the sad news to the harbor returned to announce that the administrator of the colony Kashevarov had forbidden the burial of the Elder until his own arrival. He also ordered that a finer coffin be made for Father Herman, and that he would come as soon as possible and would bring a priest with him. But then a great wind came up, a rain fell, and a terrible storm broke. The distance from the harbor to Spruce Island is not great—about a two hour journey—but no one would agree to go to sea in such weather. Thus it continued for a full month, and although the body lay in state for a full month in the warm house of his students, his face did not undergo any change at all, and not the slightest odor emanated from his body. Finally, through the efforts of Kuzma Uchilischev, a coffin was obtained. No one arrived from the harbor, and the inhabitants of Spruce Island alone buried the remains of the Elder in the ground. Thus the words which Father Herman uttered before his death were fulfilled. After this the wind quieted down, and the surface of the sea became as smooth as a mirror.


Services

SATURDAY

5:00 PM Vespers and Confessions

SUNDAY

9:00 AM Matins
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy

WEDNESDAY EVENING

Akathist 6:30 PM

Office Hours

WEDNESDAY 12:00 PM-5:00 PM

Recent Posts and News

Thank You, O Lord!

November 21st, 2018

Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann, the late Dean of Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, celebrated the Divine Liturgy for the last time on Thanksgiving Day 1983.  Two weeks later, on December 13, he fell asleep in the Lord.  As is well known, Father Alexander had devoted his entire life to teaching, writing and preaching about the Eucharist—the Greek word eucharist means thanksgiving.  At the conclusion of the Liturgy, Father Alexander took from his pocket a short written sermon, in the form of a prayer, which he proceeded to read.  This was uncharacteristic of Father Alexander, since he never wrote his liturgical homilies, but delivered them extemporaneously.  These were his words, which proved to be the last ever spoken by him from the ambo in church, yet which resound as clearly today, 35 years later, as they did the day they were spoken.

You can read the sermon here

 

Visit of Bishop Neofitos from Kenya November 3-4

October 13th, 2018

We are excited to welcome His Grace, Bishop Neofitos of the Diocese of Nyeri and Mt. Kenya, of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa to Holy Trinity and Kansas City on November 3rd and 4th!

Saturday, November 3: Vespers at Holy Trinity and Parish Fun Night
Please join us after Vespers on Saturday, November 3 for a parish fun night with Bishop Neofitos. We’ll have pizza, ice cream sundaes, and time to get to know the bishop. Children and all ages welcome. Please plan to bring donations to cover the cost of food. Vespers at 5:00pm.

Sunday, November 4: Hierarchical Liturgy at Holy Trinity
We will greet Bishop Neofitos at 9:45am and the Hierarchical Liturgy will begin at 10:00am.

Sunday, November 4: KC for Kenya, 5:00pm at St. Dionysios
Please join us to welcome and support Bishop Neofitos on Sunday, November 4 at St. Dionysios, as several Orthodox parishes jointly host a pan-Orthodox fundraiser dinner to help build and support the St. Anthony High School in Kenya. Vespers are at 5:00 pm, with dinner, a presentation by Bishop Neofitos, and fun activities to follow. Tickets may be purchased on the Facebook at KCforKenya at https://www.facebook.com/events/988127028045343 or at EventBrite at https:///www.eventbrite.com/e/build-a-school-build-a-future-tickets-51100250224

Parish Picnic September 9–Updated

August 20th, 2018

After we officially begin the new Church School year with prayers at the end of Liturgy on September 9, we will have a Parish Picnic for everyone—complete with fun games and a “Sweets Walk”!

  • The church will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and condiments.
  • Please bring a side dish if your last name begins with A-M.
  • Please bring a dessert if your last name begins with N-Z.
  • If you can help in any way with the picnic, please contact Erin Moulton
  • Sweets Walk: Donations of cookies, cake, pie or candy are needed for the “Sweets Walk” activity at the Parish Picnic.  Bring your “sweets” the day of the picnic labeled “Sweets Walk” and leave in the teen room.  Everyone is welcome to participate in this activity to take home a sweet treat! For more information, contact Denise Rueschhoff
  • Please stay and help with any clean-up when the picnic is over!