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

1st Week of Great Lent Schedule

February 11th, 2018

Sunday, February 18: Pizza & Ice Cream, 4:00pm
Sunday, February 18: Forgiveness Vespers, 5:00pm
Monday, February 19: Canon of St. Andrew of Crete, 6:30pm
Tuesday, February 20: Canon of St. Andrew of Crete, 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 21: Presanctified Liturgy and Lenten Pot-luck Meal, 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 21: Canon of St. Andrew of Crete, 9:00pm
Thursday, February 22: Canon of St. Andrew of Crete, 6:30pm
Friday, February 22: Presanctified Liturgy, 9:30am
Friday, February 22: Akathist to the Theotokos, 6:30pm

Nativity/Theophany Schedule

November 26th, 2017

NATIVITY SERVICES

Friday, December 22: Royal Hours of the Nativity, 9:30am
Saturday, December 23: Vespers, 5:00pm
Sunday, December 24: Matins, 9:00am
Sunday, December 24: Divine Liturgy, 10:00am
Sunday, December 24: Compline/Matins/Divine Liturgy, 9:30pm followed by Festive Reception
Tuesday, December 26: Divine Liturgy (Synaxis of the Theotokos), 9:30am

THEOPHANY SERVICES

Friday, January 5: Royal Hours of Theophany, 9:30am
Friday, January 5: Compline and Matins and Blessing of Water, 6:30pm
Saturday, January 6: Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Water, 9:30am