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.


Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

The feast of the Dormition or Falling-asleep of the Theotokos is celebrated on the fifteenth of August, preceded by a two-week fast. This feast, which is also sometimes called the Assumption, commemorates the death, resurrection and glorification of Christ’s mother. It proclaims that Mary has been “assumed” by God into the heavenly kingdom of Christ in the fullness of her spiritual and bodily existence. As with the nativity of the Virgin and the feast of her entrance to the temple, there are no biblical or historical sources for this feast. The Tradition of the Church is that Mary died as all people die, not “voluntarily” as her Son, but by the necessity of her mortal human nature which is indivisibly bound up with the corruption of this world. The Orthodox Church teaches that Mary is without personal sins. In the Gospel of the feast, however, in the liturgical services and in the Dormition icon, the Church proclaims as well that Mary truly needed to be saved by Christ as all human persons are saved from the trials, sufferings and death of this world; and that having truly died, she was raised up by her Son as the Mother of Life and participates already in the eternal life of paradise which is prepared and promised to all who “hear the word of God and keep it” (Lk11.27–28).


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