What Holy Trinity Offers
- Worship that is prayerful, authentic & fad-free
- Challenging, thoughtful & contemporary sermons
- Eye-opening Bible studies for teens & adults
- Exciting year-round youth & children's activities
- Exciting Senior group & community outreach
- A caring, non-judgmental church environment
- Good food and fellowship!
- Fun & diverse people!
In addition to being a Christian church that adheres to all the original
doctrines of the church, we are also an ethnic community that embraces people
from Greek backgrounds, as well as other East European, Middle Eastern and
East African nationalities.
We are an American church, open to interfaith families and individuals who are eager to explore the liturgy and spiritual message of ancient Christianity.
IF you're looking for a church home, visit us and experience the blessings of an ancient Christian tradition in the midst of a modern city!
IF you're already a member of Holy Trinity Church, bring someone with you to Liturgy.
IF you wish to enjoy the experience of preparing and serving Greek food and pastries, you are welcome to join one of our Greek Festival work crews. Church members and non-members are equally welcome!
History of Holy Trinity
After World War I, much of Greece was left in a deep
depression. Thousands of Greeks left their homeland in hope of providing a better life for
themselves and their familes in America. Many settled in New York or Boston, but a
small group found their way to Portland. They were welcomed with open arms, and the word
of the city's hospitality quickly spread back home throughout the towns and villages.
By 1925, the Greek community in greater Portland had grown to the point where the State of Maine officially recognized the Greek Parishes of Portland and Westbrook. Shortly thereafter, the Parish community bought the old Presbyterian Church on the corner of Pleasant and Park Street.
The church, which was actually built by the Methodists in 1828, is the second-oldest exsisting church in Portland. Its steeple housed one of only thirteen Liberty Bells cast by the Paul Revere Foundry. The hand-crafted stained glass windows and beautiful, Byzantine Orthodox icons are a sight to behold.
Today the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Portland provides a place of worship for over 250 families in the greater Portland area and strives to enhance the spiritual life of its members. Fr. Constantine Sarantides has been Pastor of Holy Trinity for the past 8 years. Jurisdictionally, Holy Trinity belongs to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North & South America. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople (Istanbul) is head of the world wide Orthodox Church.