About Our Parish

The Norwich Orthodox Community was founded in the 1890’s by Greek immigrants coming to this country with high hopes and dreams of health, wealth and happiness. At this time in history, the Norwich area was a large textile manufacturing area of the New England states.  Most of our new Greek citizens were employed by them.

As the Greek Community grew, many of these citizens decided to start their own businesses, such as restaurants, candy kitchens, bakeries and soda shops.

As the Greek community grew, there came a need to have a church established.  The first Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox church was housed in the former Buckingham Chapel at 140 Boswell Avenue in Norwich. As the years went by and the community outgrew the Boswell Avenue location, the parishioners  established a building committee and began a fund raising campaign to purchase land and start construction on their new church to be located at 247 Washington Street a few miles away from the Boswell Avenue church.

All the hard work by the parishioners and volunteers paid off and, on April 7, 1974, we were blessed to have Archbishop Iakovos dedicate and open the doors of  the church to a new generation of worshippers.

Event Schedule

Sunday, December 17, Sunday of the Holy Forefathers

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:45 am

Monday, December 18

Greek School, 5 pm

 

Friday, December 22, Before the Nativity of Christ

Royal Hours, 10 am

 

Saturday, December 23

Pageant Practice, 2-3:30 pm

 

Sunday, December 24, Eve of the Nativity of our Lord

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:45 am

Christmas Pageant following Services and

Brunch served by Church School (Suggested donation of $5)

Great Vespers, 5:00 pm

 

Monday, December 25, Nativity of Our Lord

Orthros and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil, 8:45 am

 

Wednesday, December 27, St Stephen the Deacon & ProtoMartyr

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:45 am

 

Friday, December 29, The Holy Innocents

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:45 am

 

Sunday, December 31, Sunday before Theophany

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:45 am

 

Monday, January 1, Circumcision of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:45 am

 

Friday, January 5, The Eve of Theophany

Orthros, Great Hours, Great Vespers and Liturgy of St. Basil, Great Blessing of the Water:  8:45 am

 

Saturday, January 6, The Theophany of Our Lord

Orthros and Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and Great Blessing of the Waters,  8:45 am