Holy Trinity Orthodox Church VA

Not the parish you're looking for...the parish you need...especially if you are looking for greater participation and deeper understanding

Led by our Shepherd, Fr. Paul N. Harrilchak Where we are We hold our services in the Glade Drive Recreation Center. It is located at the intersection of Glade and Soapstone Drives in Reston, Virginia. We occupy the meeting room on the second floor. Come join us. Services Sunday Divine Liturgy is held at 10:00 AM. During the summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the service begins at 9:00AM. About Us It was Fr. John Meyendorff of happy memory who brought Holy Trinity to life during his sabbatical from St. Vladimir’s Seminary. He crowned the efforts of a small group of faithful (from area Greek and Russian parishes) striving to establish an English-language parish in the Reston-Sterling vicinity. Today we are a small, stable community, striving to bring Orthodox Christians together in English and believers to Orthodoxy. We have no ethnicity to speak of, yet in important ways we are more like a parish in the Orthodox world—in Athens, say, or Damascus, in Bucharest, or Kiev—than the local ethnic parishes are. Our goal is to embody the Orthodox Way in Protéstant America while giving ourselves to the renewal of church life our Bishops have called for. Our Priest Since 1978, Fr Paul N. Harrilchak has been the priest of the Holy Trinity faithful. He is the beneficiary of an education in the humanities. He studied Holy Scripture, Patristics and Christian Archeology, dogmatic and moral theology, church law and pastoral medicine at the Catholic University of America (Washington DC) and St Vladimir's Theological Seminary (Yonkers, NY, his hometown). Fr Paul was ordained deacon in 1966 and priest in 1978. He has penned two books for parishioners, one on the Liturgy (1984) and another on Confession (1996). He takes his light from the lamps of renewal: Frs Schmemann and Meyendorff, Fr Mateos, Fr Laurence, etc. He has consulted on matters of Liturgy with the monks of New Skete. The late Archbishop Paul of Finland has incorporated an important suggestion of his into the Finnish Liturgicon of 1985. Prof. John Erickson of St Vladimir's Seminary has written that Fr Paul "is perfectly at home with modern liturgical scholarship...And what is more important, he shows good sense when pursuing the implications of this scholarship for Orthodox worship today."

Mission: WE SPEAK MANY LANGUAGES. We extend a welcome to everyone. English lets us join voices. We cherish the Orthodox Way, the great spiritual heritage of the Christian East, so divine services here are always engaging. Faithful to tradition. Full of joy. And appropriate to our circumstances. The piety of the Lord Jesus is the piety of the Orthodox. The Lord Jesus sang in church. So do we. And mindful of St. Paul’s talk to Timothy, we attend to the public reading of Holy Scripture with renewed zeal. ❚ The Eucharist—the great Prayer of the people of God—is at the very heart of our parish life as it must be. ❚ The Reston Catechetical School meets Sundays with teaching for the family. In the best traditions of the Church. A catechesis duly profound, clear, and convincing. ❚ Confession—generally—follows a communal, mutually evangelizing rite that respects Synodal guidelines and is scheduled seasonally, yet one may come to Confession before any divine service. ❚ There is ample opportunity to learn and to serve. ❚ Through church programs and locally we try to extend a helping hand to those in need.

[05/02/19]   Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!

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Cleaning the church. Thanks to all who came out! The Lord’s Pasch just two weeks away.

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A beautiful service: The Akathist Hymn. The poetry of the Church to heighten our understanding and faith. Rejoice! O Bride and Maiden!

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Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann: Forgiveness

This evening we gather at 6pm for Forgiveness Vespers as we ask each other and God to forgive us as we begin our Lenten journey. Tomorrow the Great Fast begins. "Let us begin the fast with joy!"

But as Father Schmemann asks, "Why joy? What is that joy?" Below is an the transcript of a sermon Father Alexander gave so many years ago on Forgiveness Sunday. It remains today an important reminder as we begin the fast with joy.

https://www.schmemann.org/byhim/forgiveness-1983.03.20.html

schmemann.org As once more we are about to enter the Great Lent, I would like to remind us – myself first of all, and all of you my fathers, brothers, and sisters – of the verse that we just sang, one of the stichera, and that verse says: "Let us begin Lent, the Fast, with joy."

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A thought provoking evening moderated by Dr. Paul Meyendorff, discussing Father John Meyendorff’s role and insight into the OCA’s autocephaly. Join us today for the Divine Liturgy at 10am, followed by Dr. Meyendorff’s thoughts on church renewal. This lecture series is part of our ongoing celebration on the 40th anniversary of our faithful community. Thanks be to God!

Join us!

Please join us this weekend as welcome retired Professor Paul Meyendorff speak to our community Saturday, following Vespers, and Sunday following the Divine Liturgy. Topics include: the significance of the work of Father John Meyendorff in the church and our community, and Church Renewal. See flyer for details.

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And one of our youngest...joy in the Feast of Feasts!

Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen! We greet you in the joy of the feast! This is the day that the Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

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[12/18/17]   Christmas Schedule

• Saturday 12/23 | No Evening Vespers

• Sunday 12/24 Christmas Eve | 10:00 AM Common Confession Rite (in conjunction with the penitential season and the dawn of the Feasts of Light)
10:45 AM Divine Liturgy

•Monday 12/25 Nativity of our Lord | 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy of St. Basil

[04/16/17]   Christ is risen! Indeed He is Risen!

Yesterday, my Christ, I was buried with you. Today I rise with you!
Yesterday your partner in death was I. Tomorrow O my Savior, let me share the glory of your realm.

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Hurry to the tomb.

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Penitential Evening Prayers.

[03/12/17]   Communal Confession Rite at 10am Sunday.

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[12/25/16]   Christ is born! People everywhere rejoice and with full voice glorify Him!

The first of three celebrations of the Feasts of Light. God's blessings be upon you and your loved ones.

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Christ is born! Glorify him!
Please join us in the celebration of the Nativity of our Lord tomorrow, with Vespers and the Divine Liturgy beginning at 4:00 pm.

Merry Christmas!

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church VA

We've done the baking for you!

Please come and check out our Bake and Craft Sale! 20937 Ashburn Road, Ashburn VA. Unit 110. Follow the green and red balloons.

We are all set up and ready to go! All we need is you! We have authentic German springele, Russian tea cakes, Argentinian empanadas, pizzelles, cookies, sweet breads, and gluten free cake pops and paleo tea breads! But wait, there's more! Artisan pottery, silk scarves, and beautiful photographs for sale by our talented parishioners!

9am to noon. See you soon.

Come and see our beautiful icons, praying with friends of old and eternity. No Vespers this week. We celebrate the Divine Liturgy at 10am.

Celebrating the Dormition of the Theotokos. "We learn from the angel O Mary full of grace, just how to greet you and say...rejoice destined Maiden..."

Today, for Independence Day, we added the beautiful Troparion and Theotokion.

"By your grace, let us always use our freedom to do your will..." (from the Troparion)

"...pour out on this land a burning love for God and our neighbor, and fill every heart with zeal for justice and holiness..." (From the Theotokion)

Today's sermon lesson.

Blessing of the baskets

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A wonderful Agape Vespers and feast.

[05/01/16]   Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen! Rested from our celebration of our Lord's resurrection, we will gather again at 4:00 pm for Agape Vespers and our delicious lamb feast! Please join us!

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Hosannah in the Highest!

[04/24/16]   9:30 am Matins with the blessing of the palms.

Hurry! The Lord Jesus makes his entry in Jerusalem today! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!

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