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.


St. Gregory Palamas (March 24)

This Sunday was originally dedicated to Saint Polycarp of Smyrna (February 23). After his glorification in 1368, a second commemoration of Saint Gregory Palamas (November 14) was appointed for the Second Sunday of Great Lent as a second “Triumph of Orthodoxy.” Contrary to Barlaam, Gregory asserted that the prophets in fact had greater knowledge of God, because they had actually seen or heard God himself. Addressing the question of how it is possible for humans to have knowledge of a transcendent and unknowable God, he drew a distinction between knowing God in his essence (in Greek, ουσία) and knowing God in his energies (in Greek, ενέργειαι). He maintained the Orthodox doctrine that it remains impossible to know God in his essence (God in himself), but possible to know God in his energies (to know what God does, and who he is in relation to the creation and to man), as God reveals himself to humanity. In doing so, he made reference to the Cappadocian Fathers and other early Christian writers. St. Gregory Palamas Cathedral, Thessaloniki, Greece, where the saint's holy relics are enshrined Gregory further asserted that when the Apostles Peter, James and John witnessed the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ on Mount Tabor, that they were in fact seeing the uncreated light of God; and that it is possible for others to be granted to see that same uncreated light of God with the help of repentance, spiritual discipline and contemplative prayer, although not in any automatic or mechanistic fashion. He continually stressed the Biblical vision of the human person as a united whole, both body and soul. Thus, he argued that the physical side of hesychastic prayer was an integral part of the contemplative monastic way, and that the claim by some of the monks of seeing the uncreated light was indeed legitimate. Like St. Simeon the New Theologian, he also laid great stress in his spiritual teaching on the vision of the divine light.


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 1:00 PM-6:00 PM

Recent Posts and News

Holy Week and Bright Week Schedule 2019

March 23rd, 2019

Sunday, April 21 (Palm Sunday)
Bridegroom Matins, 7:00pm followed by Holy Week walk-through with Fr. Tim

Monday, April 22
Presanctified Liturgy, 9:30am
Bridegroom Matins, 7:00pm

Tuesday, April 23
Presanctified Liturgy, 9:30am
Bridegroom Matins, 7:00pm

Wednesday, April 24
Presanctified Liturgy, 9:30am
Holy Unction, 5:00pm
Matins of Holy Thursday, 7:30pm READ MORE