Faith and Family Weekdays

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

Acts 5.42

Five 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 was re-launched using participant 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  pdf Faith and Family Weekdays 2018-2019 Ministries Guide (209 KB) .

Faith and Family Weekdays: 2018-2019 Ministries Guide


“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!


"Journey to Fulness"

Type: Faith Growth Ministry

Meets:  Mondays, Fall and Spring Series
2018/2019 Dates: Fall: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12, 19. Spring: pr 1, 8, 15; May 6, 13, 20; Jun 3, 10
About: This excellent video teaching series is for everyone who wants to learn more about the “fullness of the faith” found in  Orthodox Christianity, whether as inquirers, catechumens or life-long members. Each session offers teaching videos followed by an interactive question and answer period . Same series repeated in fall and spring.


“Journey of Marriage”

Type: Marriage Preparation Ministry

Meets: 2nd Tuesday at 7:00pm, October-June
2018/2019 Dates: Sep. 11, Oct. 9, Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May 14
About: Marriage preparation for couples using the excellent and interactive “Journey of Marriage” materials developed by Dr. Philip Mamalakis. From “Hello!” to honeymoon, this series educates and equips couples for fruitful Orthodox Christian married life. It’s fun, interactive and a great way to prepare.


 “Explore the Word”

Type: Wednesday Worship & Bible Study Ministry

Meets: Wednesdays, Oct.-May
2018/2019 Dates: Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov. 7, 28; Dec. 12, 19; Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13; May 8, 15, 22
About: Prayerfully read the Bible! In Deuteronomy 11, it says, “Lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul.” Each Wednesday, come and open your heart in prayer in the Church and then meet in the Conference Room for the study of the Gospel of St. Matthew led by Father Radu Bordeianu.


“Prayer and Panera”

Type: Men’s Ministry

Meets: 3rd Thursday at 7:00am, September-June
2018/2019 Dates: Sep. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 29, Dec. 20, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May 16 Jun. 20
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.

 “Monthly Paraclesis Service”

Type: Worship

Meets: 3nd Thursday at 6:30pm, September-June, at Saint George Chapel, 8941 Ringeisen Road, Allison Park
2018/2019 Dates: Sep. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May 16 Jun. 20
About: The Paraclesis, also know as the Service of Supplication, is offered monthly at St. George Chapel. It contains hymns and prayers asking the Lord for guidance, personal strength, and healing. The most popular form invokes the prayers of the Holy Theotokos. We will alternate that service with two others, one for St. Nektarios and the other for St. Paisios.

Want to submit names for prayer? Download the  pdf Paraclesis to the Theotokos Names Form (130 KB)  and bring it to the service.

 “Orthodox Movie Night”

Type: Entertainment/Fellowship

Meets: 2nd Thursday at 7:00pm, October-June
2018/2019 Dates: Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13,  Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 9, Jun. 13
About: A monthly offering of inspirational 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? Watch for the monthly flyer with a description of each offering.

Check out the  pdf Orthodox Movie Night 2017-2018 Schedule (394 KB)   for a complete list of last year's movies.