Be a Smart Driver! Attend AARP Driving Courses at Holy Trinity Church!

Attention seniors! Sharpen your driving skills by building your defensive driving techniques, developing proven safety strategies and becoming familiar with new traffic laws and rules of the road. There are no tests to pass. You simply sign up and learn. Upon completion you could receive a multi-year discount on your car insurance! Available as a COMPLETE course or REFRESHER course for those who have previously completed it. Register online here.

Through the provision of social and human development services, FOCUS North America helps the poor and needy in North America. We bring communities, parishes, and partners together in hands-on activities – uniting giver and the underserved — to help transform all of our lives and break the cycle of poverty that afflicts so many in our society..

FOCUS North America

About the FOCUS Summer Feeding Program

Over 15 million children in the United States­—including over 45,000 in Allegheny County—struggle with hunger because they do not have regular access to nutritious and affordable food. Young people are particularly vulnerable to the consequences of food insecurity. Each month these families are faced with a difficult decision: pay the rent or buy groceries. And in this situation, paying the rent always wins — because it is easier to be hungry than homeless.  While the reach of federal nutrition programs is significant, thousands of food-insecure Pittsburgh children still go hungry, especially during the summer months when there are no free or reduced school lunch programs. There are long-term impacts of child hunger that extend beyond the discomfort of being hungry. Food-insecure children, according to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, are more likely to suffer in areas of education and behavior. This summer, through its Summer Feeding Program, FOCUS will serve thousands of meals across the country inn seven cities, including Pittsburgh, which is being hosted at Holy Trinity Church in the North Hills.

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August 30-September 3, 2017, 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.

Faith and Family Weekdays

NEW THIS FALL: Holy Trinity Church’s new and expanded “Faith and Family WEEKDAYS” ministry. Building on the fruits of our last three years of Wednesday evening sessions, we are now including more days and more opportunities for everyone to participate in and grow from worship, spiritual life and educational ministries beyond Sunday morning and to make the church the "crossroad of daily life." There is something for everyone and everyone. Click here for more information and a description of each ministry and here for a printable pdf Faith and Family Weekdays 2016-2017 Ministries Guide ( 204 KB ) . Place them on your calendar so you are reminded to attend.

Stewardship is caring for the needs of others.
Stewardship is offering one's self to God as He offered Himself to us.
Stewardship is what a person does after saying "I believe..." as proof of that belief.

Oriented Leadership

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship is the foundation for belonging to Holy Trinity Church and providing support for its many ministries and activities. Orthodox Christian Stewardship is also a way of life, which acknowledges accountability, reverence, and responsibility before God. A primary goal of Stewardship is to promote spiritual growth and strengthen faith. Becoming a Steward begins when we believe in God, to whom we give our love, loyalty and trust and act on those beliefs. As Stewards, we affirm that every aspect of our lives comes as a gift from Him. Stewardship calls on the faithful to cheerfully offer back to God a portion of the gifts with which they have been blessed.

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!

The Basics

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 www.HolyTrinityPgh.org 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.

More Helpful Info

Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Every day in the temple and at home they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.

Acts 5.42

Three years ago, Holy Trinity Church introduced an innovative series of educational programs under the title of “Faith and Family Wednesdays.” Since then, dozens of presentations, hands-on-learning sessions and worship services provided a way for Christians to grow and progress in the knowledge and understanding of their faith.

In active pursuit of growing ministries that are relevant and accessible to our faithful parishioners, this ministry is now re-launched using your feedback as “Faith and Family WEEKDAYS!” This collection of ministries includes more days and more opportunities for everyone to participate in and grow from worship, spiritual life and educational ministries beyond Sunday morning and to make the church the "crossroad of daily life." There is something for everyone and everyone. Why not give it a try? Bring your spouse. Tell your friends. Expand your faith horizons! See the ministries descriptions below and check the Calendar and the Herald for session details and schedule updates. Or download the Faith and Family Weekdays 2016-2017 Ministries Guide.

Faith and Family Weekdays: 2016-2017 Ministries Guide

DAILY MINISTRIES

“Prayer Partners”

Type: Prayer Support Ministry

Meets: Every Day (during your own daily personal prayers)
About: EVERYONE can participate in this vital ministry EVERY DAY. On the first Sunday of January, April, July and October, blank prayer cards will be distributed. Write your first name. They will then be randomly distributed at the end of the service. Each person will commit to praying for the person they receive daily during that quarter. Pray and be prayed for!

TUESDAY MINISTRIES

"Hearts of Faith"

Type: Women's Ministry

Meets:  4th Tuesday at 9:00am, September-May
2016/2017 Dates: Oct. 25, Nov. 29, Jan. 24, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, Apr. 25, May 23
About: The Saint Lydia Women’s Fellowship returns with a monthly morning session of conversation with God and each other. The group meets at church at 9:00 a.m. for a 30 minute morning prayer, then gathers in the Fireside Room for an hour of sharing and discussion about the matters of a woman’s heart.

“Journey of Marriage”

Type: Marriage Preparation Ministry

Meets: 2nd Tuesday at 7:00pm, October-June
2016/2017 Dates: Oct. 18*, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 21*, Mar. 14, May 9, Jun. 13 (*=3rd Tues)
About: Marriage preparation for couples using the excellent and interactive “Journey of Marriage” materials developed by Dr. Philip Mamalakis and Fr. Charles Johannides. From “Hello!” to honeymoon, this series educates and equips couples for fruitful Orthodox Christian marriage. It’s lots of fun, too!

WEDNESDAY MINISTRIES

 “Journey to Fullness”

Type: Faith Growth Ministry

Meets: 6:30pm on dates listed below. 2 series of sessions, 8 weeks each.
2016/2017 Dates: Series 1: Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26. Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30.  Series 2: Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25. Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22
About: Father Barnabas Powell has released an excellent new video series for everyone who wants to learn more about the “fullness of the faith” found in  Orthodox Christianity. Fr  Barnabas’ style is sincere, straight-forward and he is not afraid to raise and speak to the tough questions. At the end of each segment there is a brief question and answer review which delves deeper  into issues raised in the talk.

THURSDAY MINISTRIES

“Prayer and Panera”

Type: Men’s Ministry

Meets: 3rd Thursday at 7:00am, September-June
2016/2017 Dates: Sep. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16, May 18, Jun. 15
About: The Saint Nikodemos Men’s Fellowship hosts this morning session of prayers and Christian fellowship (with coffee and bagels, too!). The group meets at church promptly at 7:00 a.m. for a 15-20 minute morning prayer and scripture, then moves up the hill to Panera for 30-45 minutes of coffee, breakfast and Christian men’s conversation.

 “Orthodox Movie Night”

Type: Entertainment/Fellowship

Meets: 2nd Thursday at 7:00pm, October-June
2016/2017 Dates: Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8,  Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 9, Apr. 6, May 11, Jun. 8
About: A monthly offering of inspirational and culturally entertaining movies with snacks and good company in the Fireside Room. Free to all, it’s a relaxing and uplifting alternative to the “same old stuff” on cable TV. Why sit around alone and watch that when you can enjoy a night of Holy Trinity fellowship and entertainment? Check out the  pdf Orthodox Movie Night 2016-2017 Schedule ( 618 KB )   for a complete list of features through June 2017.