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Greek Dinner to Go
Enjoy your December Greek Meal to Go from Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (68 North State St., Concord) on Sunday, November 13 (pick up from 12 noon to 1 pm). This month’s offering is Stuffed Grape Leaves (either with meat or vegetarian), dinner roll, Greek Style Roasted Vegetables, and a Greek dessert. Please specify whether you want the meat or the vegetarian option; the order cannot be mixed; if you want some of both, you need to order two meals. The price is $15 per meal.
The cut off for order is Wednesday, December 9 . To order either call 603-953-3051 or email: email@example.com or on our website: www.holytrinitynh.org. You can pay on line at the website or send in the check to the church. Thank you for your support. Kali Orexi! Good Appetite!
In the early church, a person wanting to become a Christian would spend 3 years learning how to live a Chrstian life. Today our instruction in the faith is much less intense. As a result, many of our faithful, both from birth and converts, do not have a good grasp on the faith. In order to help remedy this situation, we will have regular Re-Catechism Sessions, each lasting approximately for 8 sessions every other week. At present our sessions are on Zoom.
Our present session is THE CHURCH IN THE WORLD: How to Approach Modern Questions with an Ancient Faith. We will be meeting for 8 sessions (depending on the length of the discussions, we may need more than, every other Tuesday beginning on October 6 at 7:00 pm on Zoom. Our discussions will center on the recent document on the Church in the world, For the Life of the World: Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church. There is much information and will lead to good and fruitful discussions! The Zoom link will be sent before each session.
On-Line Book Club
Join us for a look at and discussion of various Orthodox books. We meet on Thursdays at 7:30 on Microsoft Teams. If you are interested in joining the discussion, please contact Fr. Constantine who will have an invitation sent to you to join.
We begin our next book: John McKinney, Hiking the Holy Mountain: Tales of Monks and Miracles on the Trails of Mount Athos, Greece.
As the Los Angeles Times hiking columnist, John McKinney had a professional purpose for his trip: to hike around the Holy Mountain and write about Mt. Athos as a hiking destination, a spiritual adventure for outdoor enthusiasts. What he encountered there instead was an epiphany that changed his life and a colorful collection of wise Greek monks who taught him that on this amazing path we call life, we're often compelled to change direction. His friend Spiro joined him on the journey and they were truly the hiking odd couple. Spiro was a tenderfoot, John an expert hiker. Spiro was a devout Greek Orthodox Christian and fluent in Greek, whereas John's faith was shaky and his Greek was terrible. Spiro believed in the wonderworking powers of the saints and icons, while John was a skeptic who doubted all miracles. By turns reverent and irreverent, John narrates his progress and setbacks on the trail and within himself, as well as a series of miraculous events, including the adoption of his son that took place on--and off--the Holy Mountain. Hiking the Holy Mountain is a powerful one-of-a-kind story of saints and icons, ancient traditions and modern-day faith and family. Both as travel narrative and as spiritual reflection, Hiking the Holy Mountain takes the reader to a place where heaven and earth meet, where one encunters miracles on a mountain trail, where holy men shoot ouzo with wandering pilgrims, and where saints hear the supplications of those reluctant to pray. This is the best kind of travel writing because it recognizes the fact that the most important terrestrial journeys explore the geography of the soul. And it is the best kind of spiritual writing because it points us to the God who meets us as we traverse the trails of life on earth. (Ben Daniel, author of Thoughtful Christianity)
If you would like to join us on the journey, please see Father so we can get you the invitation to join the meeting.