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.
Sunday Divine Liturgy is held at 10:00 AM. During the summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the service begins at 9:00AM.
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."
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!
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.
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!
• 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
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.
[03/12/17] Communal Confession Rite at 10am Sunday.
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.
[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!
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!
[04/23/16] The church is clean and ready for Great Vespers tonight at 6:00.
Good morning! I hope you all have set your clocks forward an hour.
It is Forgiveness Sunday. Join us for Hours at 9:50am, the Divine Liturgy, and later this afternoon, Forgiveness Vespers with Blini Dinner. Let's join the Lord Jesus on His way to Jerusalem, and in time, to the Cross.
It may be cccccold outside but warm at the Lord's table! Bundle up and meet us at Our Father's house for communal prayers and a seat at His table. Nourishment for the week.
[01/23/16] Due to the weather, both vespers and the Divine Liturgy have been canceled this weekend. Please stay safe.
A happy Ukrainian tune for the season; sound familiar?
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[01/06/16] The grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men! Joy in the feast!
[12/25/15] Christ is born! The first celebration in the Feasts of Light! Find joy and love in the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our Heavenly Father reaching into the world, connecting heaven and Earth. Glorify Him!
[12/22/15] Please Join us in celebrating the Nativity of our Lord on Thursday at 4:00 pm. Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
Just it a reminder: no vesper's this evening.
Please join us at the Lord's table tomorrow morning at 10:00am.
[09/26/15] Join us tonight at 6pm for our first Vespers service in our new location.
It is a beautiful morning in Virginia! Wake up! God is calling us to come to His house and eat at His table. Join your brothers and sisters in Christ at 10am for the Divine Services.
Yes, Lord Jesus, it is good to be here!
|Sunday||10:00 - 12:00|
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