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. Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia (December 6)

Our father among the saints Nicholas of Myra, Wonder-worker, was the archbishop of Myra in southern Asia Minor in the fourth century and is also the basis for the Santa Claus legends and imagery which accompany Christmas celebrations in much of the world. While widely honored and venerated, not only in the Orthodox Church, but throughout most Christian groups, little is known historically of the life of Nicholas. He is known to have been archbishop of Myra and he may have participated in the Council of Nicea in 325. In addition to being honored as the patron saint of many countries, notably Greece and Russia, and of cities, he is the patron of many occupational groups, most notably of sea-farers. St. Nicholas is commemorated by the Church on December 6, and also on May 9 (the transfer of his relics) and on July 29 (his nativity).


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!