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.


The Sunday of the Last Judgment (February 23)

Today’s Gospel reading is Matthew 25:31-46, the parable of the Last Judgment. It reminds us that while trusting in Christ’s love and mercy, we must not forget His righteous judgment when He comes again in glory. If our hearts remain hardened and unrepentant, we should not expect the Lord to overlook our transgressions simply because He is a good and loving God. Although He does not desire the death of a sinner, He also expects us to turn from our wickedness and live (Ezek. 33:11). This same idea is expressed in the prayer read by the priest after the penitent has confessed his or her sins (Slavic practice). The time for repentance and forgiveness is now, in the present life. At the Second Coming, Christ will appear as the righteous Judge, “Who will render to every man according to his deeds” (Rom. 2:6). Then the time for entreating God’s mercy and forgiveness will have passed. As Father Alexander Schmemann reminds us in his book GREAT LENT (Ch. 1:4), sin is the absence of love, it is separation and isolation. When Christ comes to judge the world, His criterion for judgment will be love. Christian love entails seeing Christ in other people, our family, our friends, and everyone else we may encounter in our lives. We shall be judged on whether we have loved, or not loved, our neighbor. We show Christian love when we feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, visit those who are sick or in prison. If we did such things for the least of Christ’s brethren, then we also did them for Christ (Mt.25:40). If we did not do such things for the least of the brethren, neither did we do them for Christ (Mt.25:45). Today is the last day for eating meat and meat products until Pascha, though eggs and dairy products are permitted every day during the coming week. This limited fasting prepares us gradually for the more intense fasting of Great Lent.


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

Schedule of Services 1st Week of Lent

February 5th, 2020

Sunday, March 1: Pizza & Ice Cream, 4:00pm
Sunday, March 1: Forgiveness Vespers, 5:00pm

Monday, March 2: Canon of St. Andrew, 6:30pm

Tuesday, March 3: Canon of St. Andrew, 6:30pm

Wednesday, March 4: Presanctified Liturgy & Pot-luck, 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 4: Canon of St. Andrew, 9:00pm

Thursday, March 5: Canon of St. Andrew, 6:30pm

Friday, March 6: Presanctified Liturgy, 9:30am
Friday, March 6: Akathist to the Theotokos, 6:30pm

Schedule of Services for the Nativity of Jesus Christ

December 1st, 2019

Tuesday, December 24th: Royal Hours of the Nativity, 9:30am
Tuesday, December 24th: Compline, Matins, Divine Liturgy, 9:30pm followed by a Festive Reception to break the Fast

Thursday, December 26th: Divine Liturgy for the Synaxis of the Theotokos, 9:30am

Schedule for visit of Bishop Paul (November 2-3)

October 5th, 2019

Saturday, November 2
11:00am: Q&A with the Bishop. This Q&A is for those over 18.
12:30pm: Light lunch with the Bishop
1:00pm: Bishop Paul with meet with the St. Macrina class.
5:00pm: Vespers followed by a Q&A for the kids.

Sunday, November 3
9:45am: We will greet Bishop Paul at the front doors of the church.
*Plan to be at the church before 9:45am!
10:00am: Hierarchical Divine Liturgy followed by a Festal Social Hour.