Greek Festivals Guide

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Getting Started at Holy Trinity Church

Welcome, Friends!

Welcome to Holy Trinity Church! It is good that you are here, and as Saint Paul teaches, we “welcome one another as Christ has welcomed us” (Romans 15:7).

We are a family-friendly community whose Vision is: "Faith. Family. Community." and Mission is: "To proclaim and live the Orthodox Christian Faith in its fullness as faithful members of the Body of Christ." In doing so, we actively welcome visitors and inquirers for worship and all parish activities and ministries.

Visiting an Orthodox Church is, for many people, a new and exciting experience. It may be a wonderful encounter with all its beauty and rich liturgical tradition, but there are probably many aspects of our faith and worship you may not be familiar with, and we are sensitive to that. This page is designed to help guide you and answer questions about our parish and the Orthodox Christian Faith. It is our deep desire to welcome you once as a visitor and many times as a friend!

Getting Started

New to the area? First time visitor? Want to know what to do and how to become involved in the life of Holy Trinity Church? Here are some basic steps:

  1. Join us for worship: The Holy Orthodox Christian Church is a house of prayer for all people, and we welcome anyone who is interested in worshiping God with us. Everyone is welcome, whatever their current religious affiliation or nationality.
  2. Introduce yourself: A member of the Hospitality Ministry or Parish Council will greet you upon entering the church. Please introduce yourself (unless they hopefully welcome you first!) and complete one of our visitor hospitality cards. You will be also welcomed by our priests and introduced to the congregation at the conclusion of the service.
  3. Stay for fellowship: Following the Divine Liturgy, the community joins for Fellowship Hour. You will be welcomed by and introduced to members of the parish.
  4. Ask questions: Our clergy, Parish Council and parishioners are there to help you find your way through the community and the Orthodox Christian Faith. We are glad to have an opportuity to answer any questions you might have.
  5. Sign up: Be sure to visit our website at and subscribe to our email list. This will keep you up-to-date on the worship schedule and community life.
  6. Get involved: Although full participation in the sacramental life of the Church is reserved for Orthodox Christians, we encourage you to get involved in the many opportunities for learning, service and fellowship that exist at Holy Trinity Church.


Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.


Join Us For the 2016 "Taste of Greece!"

August 31-September 4, 2016, 11:00am-9:00pm daily

It's a long-time Holy Trinity Church tradition at new Holy Trinity Church location! For over 40 years, Pittsburghers travelled to the North Side for for great Greek food at the Holy Trinity Festival. We are now in our fourth year at new neighborhood in the North Hills at the corner of Babcock Boulevard and Cumberland Road, across from UPMC Passavant Hospital, and have we got a Festival for you! Join us in our new home for the biggest-ever "Taste of Greece." Great food, dancing, company and Greek tradition. We look forward to seeing you there! NOTE: To make your purchases easier, we accept VISA, Mastercard and Discover in addition to cash and checks.

Greek Festival FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Where are you located?

Our address is 985 Providence Boulevard in McCandless Township, PA. BUT - we might not be on your GPS if it's an older model or hasn't been updated! The best bet is to look for either UPMC Passavant or LaRoche College, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Pittsburgh (we’re across the street from both) - on the corner of Babcock Boulevard and Cumberland Road.

2. Where can I park?

We have limited on-site parking, but we’re also running continuous shuttles. Watch for information closer to the event.

3. Is there a charge to enter the festival?

Never! It’s always free to look around and enjoy the music, dancing, and vendors.

4. What will you be serving?

A complete menu will be available for download soon. Note some of our exciting new features from last year:

  • Souvlaki – Cubes of marinated, grain-fed Colorado lamb served grilled on a skewer
  • Moussaka (it's back!) – Layers of potato, eggplant, and perfectly seasoned ground meat topped with a rich, creamy Béchamel sauce
  • Souzoukakia (it's back, too!) – Greek baked meatballs simmered in a tomato-wine sauce

5. Do you accept credit cards?

We accept cash, checks, Discover, Visa, and MasterCard.

6. Is the facility accessible?

All areas of the facility are accessible. There are a limited number of accessible parking spaces on-site, but we would suggest using the shuttle buses from the UPMC Passavant Tan Lot. All shuttles are designed for handicap use and will drop off at the entrance to the church - closer than most of the parking spaces on-site!

7. Is there an entertainment schedule?

There will be a Greek band playing nightly, from 6pm - close. The HOPE, JOY, and GOYA student ministries will be dancing – days and times TBD.

8. Do you offer carryout?
You are welcome to ask any server to pack up your order for takeout, and we will do our best to make sure that it stays warm until you get home!

9. Can I phone in my order?

We are not accepting pre-orders this year, but we are looking forward to offering this option in festivals to come!

10. Will I be able to tour the new church?

Yes, we will be happy to give you a tour of our beautiful new church. Tours will be taking place every hour on the hour from noon to 8:00pm.

Faith and Family Wednesdays

Feel like you don’t know enough about your Faith? Want to understand the Bible better? Like to learn more about living an Orthodox life? Want to simply dedicate a portion of your week to worship and growing in Christ? The "Faith and Family Wednesdays" ministry offers guides, teachers and practical experience in all these areas and more.

It also provides a great opportunity to spend time around your Holy Trinity family and enjoy worship, fellowship, growth and sometimes just fun! It’s a great way to live and learn your faith between Sundays! The Worship service for everyone goes from 6:30 to 7:15pm, then sessions go from 7:15 to 8:30pm and you are free to choose any session to attend.

Why not give it a try? Bring your spouse. Bring your children. Expand your faith horizons! Check the Calendar and the Herald for information.

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 3.18

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