Welcome to our Parish

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Portland, Maine, is a parish rich in history and strong in faith. In recent decades we have come to reflect and share in the growing diversity of our city. We welcome all Orthodox people regardless of nationality and language, and our doors are open to people who are searching for a deeper spirituality and liturgical experience

The Liturgy is indeed the heart and soul of the Orthodox experience. And it is complemented by a rich tradition of iconography and spirituality. And now, in the 21st century, the Web has also become an essential form of expression for our faith. Our church has had a website since 1999, but we are now looking to develop it more fully and improve its appearance.

We invite you to visit often. But even more, we invite you to visit our parish. Perhaps you will find a spiritual home with us.

This month's spirit article...

Ecology is an Orthodox Word

The Greek word oikos (house, home, dwelling) has fallen on hard times. It is now a brand of Greek-style yogurt. I guess it could be worse; it could have become the name for a house-shaped bucket of KFC artery-clogging grease! Even in modern Greek, people say spiti instead of oikos.

But thank God the Greek word survives in more than the name of a yogurt. It survives, for example, in the English word ecology, which derives from the two Greek words oikos and logos. Ecology is the study of eco-systems. (How's that for a double dose of oikos?) An ecosystem is a community of organisms and ecology is the study of ecosystems and their interactions with the environment. Because humans have the largest impact on our planet, ecology most often has to do with our place in the environment and how we interact with other organisms that share our home, our oikos, our planet Earth.

But oikos is only half of the word ecology. The other half is logos. Read more...

2015 Greek Festival - "The Best 3 Day Party in Portland"

Yassou! Join us in a celebration of Greek culture at the Annual Greek Food Festival on Thursday, June 25 thru Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Portland, Maine.

This spectacular three-day Greek Festival is a wonderful family event that each year draws more than 10,000 visitors from around the greater Portland area. Along with the exquisite Greek cuisine, there will be live music and traditional dancing. Read more...

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