"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit," - Matthew 28:19

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Lewiston Maine was founded in 1910. As a small church on Lincoln Street in downtown Lewiston, it was established to serve more than 3000 Greeks in the community who were drawn to the area by jobs in the Bates and surrounding mills.  As the mills began to close in the 1950’s, the Greek residents migrated south to the Massachusetts mills, and the population of Holy Trinity reduced significantly.  With only 135 families in 1967, one priest, Fr. Soterios Alexopoulos, transformed the parish and revitalized it during this difficult transition.  The community built a new church in 1977 at 155 Hogan Road fulfilling the growing needs of the community.  Despite the drop in population, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church was a known as a pillar of civic leadership in Lewiston and Auburn, Maine. But by 2000, the community’s population was at a low of less than 90 families.  Then in December 2001, the newly assigned priest, Fr. Ted Toppses, was inspired by the community’s vision for growth and kindness of sharing Orthodox Christianity with the surrounding areas.  He established an outreach program to serve the Pan-Orthodox community in a 50 mile radius and to evangelize Orthodox Christianity through bible studies and seminars offered to the local community.  The Church has a growing convert population and together with its Pan-Orthodox community, fueling the parish’s growth to more than 140 families today.

 


Services Schedule

We meet for worship every Sunday morning, per the schedule below, followed by a fellowship coffee hour in our community hall.

Regular schedule for Sundays: Orthros (Matins): 9:00 AM | Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM - resuming Sep. 11, 2016

Summer Schedule: From the 1st Sunday in June until the 1st Sunday after Labor Day,

Orthros 8:00 AM | Divine Liturgy 9:00 AM.

Weekdays and Saturdays: Orthros (Matins): 8:00 AM | Divine Liturgy: 9:00 AM

Lenten Schedule:

Week 1

    Clean Monday Great Compline         Feb 27   6:30 PM

Pre-Sanctified Liturgy                        Mar 1    8:00 AM

    1st Salutations to the Theotokos         Mar 3    6:30 PM

    Saturday of Souls                                Mar 4                 

        Orthros                                                            8:00 AM

    Divine Liturgy                                                9:00 AM

    Sunday of Orthodoxy                          Mar 5

        Orthros                                                            9:00 AM

        Divine Liturgy                                              10:00 AM

Week 2

    Great Compline                                   Mar 6    6:30 PM

Pre-Sanctified Liturgy                        Mar 8    6:30 PM

    2nd Salutations to the Theotokos        Mar 10  6:30 PM

    Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas         Mar 12 

        Orthros                                                            8:00 AM

    Divine Liturgy                                                9:00 AM

Week 3

    Reader’s Compline                              Mar 13  6:30 PM

(no Pre-sanctified Liturgy – Fr. Peter is at clergy retreat)

    3rd Salutations to the Theotokos         Mar 17  6:30 PM

    Sunday of the Holy Cross                   Mar 19               

        Orthros                                                            9:00 AM

    Divine Liturgy                                              10:00 AM

Week 4

    Great Compline                                   Mar 20  6:30 PM

Pre-Sanctified Liturgy                        Mar 22  6:30 PM

    Great Vespers of the Annunciation    Mar 24  6:30 PM

        Annunciation Church, Dover, NH

    Annunciation of the Theotokos          Mar 25 

        Orthros                                                            8:00 AM

    Divine Liturgy                                                9:00 AM

    Sunday of St. John Climacus              Mar 26               

        Orthros                                                            9:00 AM

    Divine Liturgy                                              10:00 AM

 

Week 5

    Great Compline                                   Mar 27  6:30 PM

Pre-Sanctified Liturgy                        Mar 29  8:00 AM

    Akathist Hymn                                    Mar 31  6:30 PM

    Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt              Apr  2  

        Orthros                                                            9:00 AM

    Divine Liturgy                                              10:00 AM

Week 6

    Great Compline                                   Apr  3   6:30 PM

Pre-Sanctified Liturgy                        Apr  5    6:30 PM

    Saturday of Lazaros                            Apr  8  

        Orthros                                                            9:00 AM

        Divine Liturgy                                              10:00 AM

    

Holy Week Schedule:

Palm Sunday                                            April  9

Orthros                                                                9:00 AM

Divine Liturgy                                                  10:00 AM

Service of the Bridegroom                                  6:30 PM

Holy Monday                                           April 10

Service of the Bridegroom                                   6:30 PM

Holy Tuesday                                           April 11

Service of the Bridegroom - Hymn of Kassiani  6:30 PM

Holy Wednesday                                      April 12

Pre-sanctified Liturgy                                         9:00 AM

Service of Holy Unction                                     6:30 PM

Holy Thursday                                         April 13

Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil                               9:00 AM

Service of the Holy Passion                                 6:30 PM

Holy Friday                                             April 14

Service of the Royal Hours                                 8:00 AM

    Youth Retreat                                               11:00 AM

Vespers - The Descent from the Cross                3:00 PM

Service of Lamentations                                      7:00 PM

Holy Saturday                                         April 15

Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil                             10:00 AM

Vigil for the Holy Resurrection                          11:00 PM

Resurrection Service and Divine Liturgy 12:00 Midnight

Sunday of Pascha                                    April 16

Agape Vespers                                                   10:00 AM