Throughout the ages, the Greek Orthodox Christian Church has maintained a continuity of faith and love with the apostolic community which was founded by Jesus Christ and sustained by the Holy Spirit. Orthodoxy believes that she has preserved and taught the historic Christian Faith from the time of the Apostles. The air of antiquity and timelessness which often characterizes Eastern Christianity is an expression of her desire to remain loyal to the authentic Christian Faith.
God is the source of faith in the Orthodox Church. Orthodoxy believes that God has revealed Himself to us, most especially in the revelation of Jesus Christ, Whom we know as the Son of God. This Revelation of God, of His love, and of His purpose is constantly made manifest and contemporary in the life of the Church by the power of the Holy Spirit.
We offer you an opportunity to learn more about our Church during your visit to our Festival. Participate in a scheduled tour which will be offered throughout the day or read more on our official website.Official Church Website
Welcome to GreekFest 2016! We of Holy Trinity Church are thrilled to have you join us for our annual celebration, enabling us to share our beautiful Greek culture and our ancient Orthodox Christian Faith. This is a touch of Greece while remaining in Carmel, Indiana!
Marika Bagios leads our great team of volunteers who are eager to make your visit with us fun and memorable! This taste of Greece can be enjoyed with our delicious food, happy music, and Greek Dancers.
Please include a tour of our beautiful Church with the magnificent iconography which is so unique to the Orthodox Church. The icons enhance the splendor of our Church, teach us Scripture, provide an example for us to emulate in our own life, and serves a means for us to worship the Lord God.
The Orthodox Christian Church depicts the three persons of the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) with the three individuals who visit Abraham at the Oak of Memre (Genesis 18). The large icon of the Holy Trinity is seen in the Narthex (entry) of our Church. This icon depicts the hospitality of Abraham to these three individuals. As Orthodox Christians of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, we seek to emulate this hospitality, welcome you, celebrate our Christian hospitality, and thank you for your joining us.
May God bless you and your loved ones.
Rev. Father William J. Bartz
Holy Trinity Church
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Of America + Metropolis Of Detroit
3500 W. 106th St., Carmel, IN 46032 + 317-733-3033 + www.holytrinityindy.org
Iconography in the Orthodox Christian Church is sacred art, spiritual in essence and in purpose. Its functions are to enhance the beauty of a Church, to instruct the people about the Christian Faith, to provide examples for the faithful to emulate, and to serve as means of worshiping God and venerating His Saints. Icons have been in the Christian Church since the second century.
Icons represent holy events, primarily in the life of Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary (the Theotokos) or the saints.
Jesus Christ, the Theotokos, and the saints, when depicted alone, are presented frontally, facing forward, thus facilitating a direct relationship with the one who venerates.
This style of iconography alters the proportions of the depicted person(s) and avoids naturalism, thereby emphasizing spiritual qualities. For example, the eyes are disproportionately large, as they best express the inner person.
Additional icons were written by George Kordis of Athens, Greece, and his team of artists in March, 2014. We are happy to share the beauty of the icons, but are even happier to share the message of God’s love that these icons proclaim.
We welcome you to join us during out Divine Services which are posted on our website at www.HolyTrinityIndy.org.