• Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

    • was established in 1925 and incorporated in Wyoming.

    • Traditional Orthodox Divine Liturgy

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  • Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Rock Springs, Wyoming
    Reverend Father John Cusulos, Protopresbyter

  • CHURCH SERVICES

CHURCH SERVICES
  • Sunday Divine Liturgy is held at 10.00am. Orthros at 9:00am
    Bible Study is held every Wednesday @ 7 pm.

Easter

Easter is drawing near at an alarming speed! Pascha is on April 16, 2017. Preparation for Holy Week as well as our annual Easter dinner will soon be underway. Please think about how you can offer your services as we prepare for this event. Most importantly, please take steps to arrange your daily schedule to be able to attend services and worship together during this most sacred and spiritual time. For those who would like to read more about Great Lent as well as our journey through Christ's Passion and Pascha, here is a link to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese website: http://www.goarch.org/ourfaith/pascha Tickets for the dinner will be available for purchase beginning March 22th. They will be available at church or by calling Jenny Gaviotis at 389-3416. Dine-in seating is limited to 122 people. We will give parish members the first opportunity to purchase tickets; however, ticket sales will be opened to the public on April 5th. We are also offering 15 take-out tickets. ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE! There will not be any tickets available at the door! To obtain an accurate count for food purchase, sales will STOP on April April 10th and no more tickets will be sold after this date. All tickets must be paid for before April 10th. We will not be making any exception to this rule as it makes it very difficult for our cooks and preparation committee. Prices are $25.00 per adult; children from 6-12 years old are $10.00 and children 5 and under are free. When purchasing tickets please advise if you have children 5 & under attending as they must be counted in our seating total. PLEASE GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY!! We cannot stress enough that if you have not purchased your tickets by the deadline, you will not be able to attend the dinner. There is a ton of work and several activities that will require everyone's participation to make this Holy Week and Pascha celebration a success! Please give careful consideration as to how you can help! We need people to help with giving the church a really good cleaning upstairs and downstairs. We will do this on Lazarus Saturday when we have completed the palm crosses. We need help with chanters, altar boys, readers, food prep (Friday, April 14th and Saturday, April 15th, times TBA), and set-up of the church hall for the dinner (Friday, April 14th, time TBA).

Schedule of Service

Please notice that there are several more services scheduled leading up to Easter. Because of the additional services, we are going to need many more Prosfro than we normally do. Father John expects to use at least two a week. If you can help with making Prosfro, please get a hold of Vetta Kallas as she will be coordinating the baking of Prosfro

Kitchen Remodel

Our new kitchen was fantastic for putting together the food for International Day! The comments for those who utilized it were very positive! Again, may thanks to all those who put in manpower and finances to make this a reality. As we finished up the kitchen, our incidentals and unforeseen expenses put us into using some of the general construction fund over and above the kitchen line item. Our current deficit is $2,940.27 and we anticipate one last expenditure in putting a bird-proof cage over the top of the fan on the roof to prevent another unfortunate bird incident. If you were intending to donate but did not get the chance, the opportunity is still open. We would once again, like to thank everyone who made this project possible!

New Flooring

The installation of new flooring in hall entrance, restroom hallway, and mud room made possible through donations from Kathy Parker, Idele Pryich, and Joe Manatos. Thank you for your continued support of our church!

Donating to the Church through Shopping

Calling all those who shop at Smith's! You can now donate to the church through Smith's Community Awards program. The only effort on your part will be connecting your Smith's rewards card to the church. This applies to any Kroger store (for example, Smith's, Loaf and Jug, Bakers, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs, and others.) Enclosed with this mailing are detailed directions on how to complete this process. Please take a moment to do so. It is a very effortless way to donate to the church.

International Day

We are participating in International Day again this year on Saturday, July 8th. Please start planning now as to how you can help. This is a huge undertaking and with everyone's involvement we can, again, make this a very successful event. We are also looking at possibly serving food at Rods and Rails. We will share those details as information becomes available.

Update on Father John

Christine Faigl has spoken to Father John. He relayed to her that his surgery went well and he is recuperating under the watchful eye of his brother and family. We wish him a speedy recovery. At this time, as the church schedule suggests, we anticipate Father resuming services as he has presented in the schedule.

Earn Money for Our Church

We have an opportunity to earn money for our church with very little effort on our part. For computer users, please go to www.goodsearch.com and download the search engine. When asked to choose your charity, type in Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church-Rock Springs. There is a mobile application available also for the smartphone users. Every time you search with the Goodsearch engine, our church gets a penny. If you choose to purchase off of the internet via the Goodsearch website (literally thousands of common retailers) we get a percentage of the purchase price from participating retailers. Last year we received a check for $16.00. However, if every single computer user from the church downloads and uses this search engine, that amount could be significantly higher. Remember to utilize our connection to the Smith's Rewards card. You can now donate to the church through Smith's Community Awards program. The only effort on your part will be connecting your Smith's rewards card to the church. Directions went out with the September/October newsletter. However, if you have misplaced the directions, drop Jen an e-mail (georgeggeorgeg@msn.com) and she will forward them to you! Again, this is a very easy way to earn money for our church.

The Holy Fire

The Holy Fire ( Ἃγιον Φῶς, “Holy Light”) is described by Orthodox Christians as a miracle that occurs every year at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem on Holy Saturday. The Holy Fire happens annually on the day preceding Orthodox Pascha (Orthodox Easter), in which a blue light emanates within Jesus Christ’s tomb (usually rising from the marble slab covering the stone bed believed to be that upon which Jesus’ body was placed for burial) now in the Holy Sepulcher, which eventually forms a column containing a form of fire, from which candles are lit, for the Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem and which he interns comes out of the tomb of Christ and light the candles for the clergy and thousands of pilgrims in attendance. The fire is also said to spontaneously light other lamps and candles around the church. Pilgrims and clergy claim that the Holy Fire does not burn them while the Holy Fie is in Jerusalem. A plan was charter to bring the Holy Fire to the United States. While I was in Denver, Colorado this past week. The Holy Fire was given to me. I will offer the Holy Fire to anyone in our Community this Sunday following Divine Liturgy. If you can find a votive candle please bring one to light and take home with you.
Ecclesiastical New Year September 1
August 6, 2017 Sunday
Holy Transfiguration of our Lord
Orthros 9:00 am
Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

August 13, 2017 Sunday
10th Sunday of Matthew
Orthros 9:00 am
Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

August 15, 2017 Tuesday
Dormition of the Theotokos
Orthros 9:00 am
Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

August 20, 2017 Sunday
11th Sunday of Matthew
Orthros 9:00 am
Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
Regular Scheduled Parish Council Meeting

August 27, 2017 Sunday
12th Sunday of Matthew
Orthros 9:00 am
Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

August 29, 2017 Tuesday
Beheading of St. John the Baptist
Orthros 9:00 am
Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

September 1, 2017 Friday
Beginning of the Ecclesiastical Year
Orthros 9:00 am
Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

September 3, 2017 Sunday
13th Sunday of Matthew
Orthros 9:00 am
Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

September 10, 2017 Sunday
Sunday Before Holy Cross
Orthros 9:00 am
Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

September 14, 2017 Thursday
Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Orthros 9:00 am
Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

September 17, 2017 Sunday
Sunday After Holy Cross
Orthros 9:00 am
Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
Regular Scheduled Parish Council Meeting

September 24, 2017 Sunday
1st Sunday of Luke
Orthros 9:00 am
Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

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