Holy Trinity Church

We are making progress in beautifying the house of God. We were able to return to the temple for the Feast of Pentecost, just as the Apostle Paul returned to Jerusalem for the feast of Pentecost.  We still had much work to be done, but we are heading in the right direction.

Pentecost is important to me because on or around Pentecost I was received into the Orthodox Church by Fr. Gregory Pelesh, Chaplain, Captain, U.S. Air Force.  Our path crossed several times over the years until he fell asleep in the Lord.

I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1973.  I was out of work at the time.  When asked what my religion was, I said "Eastern Orthodox," although I was not really in the Church. 

As a Byzantine Rite Catholic, I was exposed to the Orthodox Church.  Many of us were encouraged to attend Orthodox services and to get to know the Orthodox Church.

A custom in the Orthodox Church is to decorate the temple with green branches.  The clergy and altar servers wear green.  In the West, they wear red.  There are only two colors in the Orthodox Church: light and dark.
 

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