Dear Faithful Parishioners of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of London
As of March 21, 2020, the final conditions have been implemented to safely attend all Church Services from your homes. Starting tomorrow, Sunday, and until further notice, all services will be aired by way of social media. As announced by His Eminence Archbishop Sotirios “from this point forward, all of our Church Services and Divine Liturgies will be conducted behind closed doors by the Priest, the Cantor and Altar Assistant. No Church Service or Divine Liturgy can be omitted for two reasons:
- In order to praise and glorify the Holy Trinity; and
- for Church Services and Divine Liturgies to be streamed online through
Church Websites & Social Media so that pious Christians can follow and pray along. In this way, we are given the opportunity to make our home and our family a “Church that is in our house,” as St. Paul states.”
The live stream of Church Services can be accessed by using one of the links below:
Holy Trinity Website Page http://londongreekcommunity.com
Holy Trinity Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/HolyTrinityLondon/
Our Church Office will be open Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm to take your telephone calls or emails 519-438-7951 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be assured, Father Konstantine Chatzis will be available for your Spiritual comfort and guidance. He can be reached by the following measures: 519-497-0833 email@example.com
Please pass on this information to anyone that you believe may not have received this correspondence.
There are people that may be in need of assistance during this difficult time. Please reach out and help these people or contact the President of our Greek Orthodox Community, Penney Kerhoulas, 519-439-0032, and help will be made available.
In addition to the regular Holy Services, special Paraklesis to the Theotokos Services from 7:00 to 8:00 each Monday evening during the season of Great Lent.
Please send names “For the Health and/or For the Repose” to our office by email or call the Church office 519-438-7951 and leave names with our secretary, Annie. Personally delivered names will NOT be accepted.
Remember to pray daily and not to allow fear or panic to overwhelm us. Let us be reminded of our hope in the Lord, “O Lord of the Powers, be with us! For we have none other than Thee, in times of sorrow and distress, O Lord of the Powers, be with us!” (Lenten hymn of Great Compline)
Remain steadfast to our faith, as there is strength in our love of the Lord and His teachings.
“Perhaps some of you have felt that these drastic measures undermine or harm our faith. However, that which is at stake
Is not our faith – it is our faithful.
It is not Christ – it is our Christians.
It is not the divine-man – but human beings”
His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
Continue to practice frequent hand washing and social distancing to help confine the spread of COVID-19. Further notices will be sent as developments change.